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Ensuring Recreation Includes Everyone – Resources to improve Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Ensuring diversity, equity, and inclusion in physical activity and sport is an active process that municipal recreation and parks professionals are discussing, acting upon,...

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Ensuring Recreation Includes Everyone – Resources to improve Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Ensuring diversity, equity, and inclusion in physical activity and sport is an active process that municipal recreation and parks professionals are discussing, acting upon,...

Community can be key to physical activity in a post-COVID world

As the threat of COVID-19 begins to diminish, we are all getting excited to resume our previous activities and get on with our new...

Whereabouts – Winter 2019

Quick link to a specific region: Vancouver Island/Coast Mainland/Southwest VANCOUVER ISLAND/COAST Clayton Postings, Director of Parks, Recreation and Culture for the Town of Ladysmith has been awarded...

Whereabouts – Fall 2019

Whereabouts – BCRPA Members on the Move MAINLAND/SOUTHWEST PORT COQUITLAM Port Coquitlam’s Recreation Department welcomes new leadership staff to the team: Joe Almeida, Facilities Superintendent, holds a...

Parks

Youth

Award-winning Victoria gardening program sows seeds that feed and connect

First-time growers and experienced gardeners have found solace in the soil during the pandemic through the help of a City of Victoria gardening program...

How the Vancouver Park Board is Shifting the Approach to Encampments

By building communication and trust with the former residents of the Strathcona Park encampment, the Vancouver Park Board has demonstrated a significant and positive...

Unwin Park and Jumpstart Playground: Setting the Standard for Inclusive Play

There are times when local governments are able to garner funding outside of their municipal budget envelopes to fulfil planning and development ‘wish lists’....

Designing for Children in Nature at Aldergrove Regional Park

Metro Vancouver operates a regional parks system that is made up of 22 regional parks, 3 regional park reserves, 2 ecological conservancy areas and...

New Roots: Strengthening youth mental health through nature

Youth mental health - a very real concern in Canada The Canadian Mental Health Association reports that, “over half of Canadians (53%) consider anxiety and...

The City of Richmond’s Art Truck: The little program that could

Like many other programs in the service delivery world, a great idea like the Richmond Arts Centre’s Art Truck could have fizzled out and...

Fitness

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Making Space for Every Body to Thrive: Vancouver’s All Bodies Community (ABC) Program

Everybody belongs in recreation, which is why the award-winning All Bodies Community (ABC) program is creating space around Vancouver for all bodies regardless of...

Fitness for the win: BCRPA’s CEO (Literally) Sails into the Sunset

Last autumn, I shared on Healthy Living Matters my goal to get fit enough to sail competitively in a sport boat my husband and...

Beat the Boredom with Barre!

With many of us doing at-home workouts, it can be difficult to find fun ways to switch up our lower-body routine without needing equipment....

Transform your basic fitness routine into a challenging and fun core workout

Nowadays it is becoming more common to experience back, knee, and shoulder pain due to a more sedentary lifestyle. We are all guilty of...