Recreation and Parks for Elected Officials

It is widely understood that a high quality of life is essential to the economic wellbeing of a community and a key aspect of quality of life within a municipality’s controls is their recreation and parks programs and services.  The Alberta Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA), with the support and encouragement of the AUMA, RMA and the Government of Alberta, have developed a professional development workshop on Recreation and Parks in Alberta for elected officials.  

This workshop is complimentary to the Elected Officials Education Program of AUMA and RMA and provides a certificate upon successful completion.  The workshop will provide Council members with an understanding of the national framework documents, Framework for Recreation in Canada 2015 - Pathways to Wellbeing and Parks for All - An action Plan for Canada’s Parks Community and Common Vision for Increasing Physical Activity and Reducing Sedentary Living as well as the linkages to the Municipal Government Act and other applicable legislation.   A significant portion of the day will be devoted to exploring practical examples that you can implement in your community.

We are very pleased to advise you that we have retained the services of the recently retired Mayor of Leduc, Mr. Greg Krischke to deliver the recreation and parks course.  The course can be delivered to your Council in various ways:

In your community
Greg will travel to your community to deliver the workshop as an inservice for your council, senior managers and if you like neighbouring council members.

At events
Greg will deliver the course at the ARPA Conference and Energize Workshop on Thursday October 25th at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.

You can learn at your own pace through two online course options.  Greg will available to answer questions via email in one of the options. 

Please contact ARPA (780-415-1745)( to arrange for this governance course for your council.