The Alberta Recreation and Parks Association organizes various annual and bi-annual recreation and parks events for its members and the sector as a whole.

Annual Conference and Energize Workshop

ARPA’s Annual Conference and Energize Workshop attracts a wide range of recreation and parks professionals, volunteers, post-secondary students, academics, businesses and elected officials. The event offers workshops, keynote speakers, networking opportunities, a tradeshow, awards banquet, ARPA’s annual general meeting, and a whole lot of fun!

June is Recreation and Parks Month

JRPM is an opportunity to celebrate recreation and parks and their contributions to the quality of life of Albertans.

Youth Development through Recreation Services (YDRS) Symposium

The Youth Development through Recreation Services (YDRS) Symposium is a bi-annual forum advancing the knowledge of children and youth development through sport, recreation, physical activity, education and general health promotion.

Past Events

2017 International Play Association Conference

IPA Canada, the City of Calgary, ARPA, and other partner organizations look forward to hosting the 2017 International Play Association Conference! The conference will bring together members from nearly 50 countries to exchange ideas and inspire action about play.

2017 Pan-Canadian Parks Conference

The Pan-Canadian Parks Conference built off of the momentum and outcomes of the 2016 Canadian Parks Summit, and included speakers and topics of interest on themes, opportunities and issues discussed at the Summit.

2016 Canadian Parks Summit

This first event of its kind, The 2016 Canadian Parks Summit brought together representatives from Canada’s three levels of government responsible for national, provincial/territorial and municipal/regional parks, and relevant national, provincial, and territorial associations, as well as other invited stakeholders collectively representing broad interests across the nature continuum.

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