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Adapting Your Leadership Style: Guiding your team through a COVID-19 induced Work-From-Home reality

Ready, set, innovate! In the first days of March 2020, BCRPA recognized that the newly implemented provincial and federal preventative measures to combat the spread...

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...

Utilizing your natural environment to expand community recreation opportunities

Opening Access to Hudson Hope’s Trail Network Small rural communities often lack the resources to operate a comprehensive portfolio of traditional municipal recreation opportunities. Smaller...

Creative Partnerships: How Golden’s lifeguard shortage mobilized a community

Golden is a small town of almost four thousand people, nestled between six of Canada’s national parks. The Golden Municipal Swimming Pool opened in...

Event Coordination, Are Your Risks Covered?

Within municipal government, we all are familiar with coordinating contractors when completing infrastructure based construction projects or road maintenance. But, when you think about...

Creating Safe and Welcoming Spaces

How the Vancouver Park Board aims to make community centres more welcoming to transgender people. It is the duty of public facilities to be safe...

What drives happiness in the workplace?

I have always been interested in the topic of happiness, and so as part of the completion of my Masters of Arts in Leadership...

Recreational waterfront risks: Are you covered?

Risk Management Considerations for Public Recreational Waterfronts Whether it’s ocean-side, a lake-front or a river park, recreational waterfronts enhance the vitality of a community, providing...

Fire: Recreation Services BC Wildfires

Reflecting on the role that recreation services teams played during the wildfire season of 2017 in British Columbia was a difficult task. Every person...

Spaces_Between: Re-examining the role of community recreation facilities

Buildings should reflect who we are. Looking back on 60 years of BCRPA history affords us an opportunity to both reflect back and look...