What is “June is Recreation and Parks Month”?

The Alberta Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA) recognizes the month of June as “June is Recreation and Parks Month” (JRPM). JRPM highlights the many benefits recreation and parks bring to our communities and acknowledges the strong foundation of parks and recreation facilities and programs in Alberta. Celebrating JRPM draws attention to the many benefits of recreation and parks for individual Albertans, communities and the province.

Our long-term vision is to make JRPM a household name, so that when June rolls around, Albertans are eager and excited to spend the month (and beyond) enjoying all the recreational activities and parks facilities they have at their disposal.

How can I get involved?

JRPM is all about helping people celebrate the outdoors by getting outside and exploring recreation with their families, friends, schools, communities, and more!

Does this sound like something you could get behind? We encourage individuals, families, municipalities, organizations, businesses, and schools to support this initiative by becoming an ambassador or champion to promote JRPM by filling out this form to access the toolbox!

As an ambassador/champion you receive:

  • Access to the JRPM toolkit which consists of: logos, social media templates, activity suggestions, printable resources, proclamations, and more
  • Information & resources to promote JRPM
  • The opportunity to share your local events in our newsletters & on our website

If you sign up as an ambassador/champion before May 15th 2019, you can receive a limited supply of 3'x3' JRPM logo stickers while supplies last.

You can promote JRPM through already-established events and programs in your community, as well as use the toolkit to support your ideas.

Social Media Contest

Use the hashtag #JRPM in a photo of you, your school, municipality, workplace, or group doing a June is Recreation and Parks Month activity! Ensure your account is public so we can see it and it doesn’t get missed.

Stay tuned for the prizes that will be given away. Check in with our ARPA social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram) to see all of the #JRPM activities being done this month and all year round!

*The time frame to be entered for a prize is June 1st – June 30, 2019. Each public photo posted is an entry for the prize.*

National Indigenous Day

Did you know that June 21st is National Indigenous Peoples Day? This is the perfect day to celebrate Indigenous culture by either participating in activities in your community or by planning your own event. Check out this page to see how you can get involved! 

If you have further questions, comments, or suggestions please contact us at JRPM@arpaonline.ca.