June is Recreation & Parks Month

What is JRPM?

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

The month of June is the perfect opportunity to get active, explore the many benefits of Recreation and Parks while celebrating the ability to spend time with family and friends! This June we encourage you to #CelebrateJRPM by experiencing all of the benefits that Recreation & Parks have to offer! As always, we look forward to celebrating with you!

Stay tuned for 2023 JRPM details!

Become a JRPM Ambassador

Calling all passionate recreation and parks people! We are looking for ambassadors to help us promote June is Recreation and Parks Month (JRPM)!

We are looking for a diverse group of recreation and parks professionals and students to help us spread the word about JRPM and celebrate the benefits that recreation and parks offer. We will provide everything you need to help make JRPM a household name (i.e. Ambassador package with promotional materials, media toolkit, etc.).

Sound like something you’re interested in? Fill out our ambassador form using the button below.

National Indigenous History Month & National Indigenous People Day

June is National Indigenous History Month. This month, we honour the history, heritage and diversity of Indigenous peoples (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) in Canada. It is also an opportunity to recognize the strength of present-day Indigenous communities.

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. This is a day for all Canadians to celebrate and learn more about the unique cultures and traditions of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples – participate in activities in your community or plan your own event. Find out more!

Pride Month

As well, June is Pride Month. It is a time when we celebrate diversity and LGBTQIA2S+ communities, acknowledge their history, the hardships they have endured, and the progress that has been made.

The Alberta Recreation & Parks Association would like to acknowledge the First Nations, the Métis, and all of the people across Alberta who share a history and a deep connection with this land. We dedicate ourselves to moving forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in the spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.