Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Recreation

Event Coordination, Are Your Risks Covered?

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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

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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?

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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?

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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

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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

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

Keeping Seniors Connected

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The National Framework in Action: Keeping Seniors Connected The fastest growing age demographic is seniors. According to the World Health Organization, people aged 65 or...

Flood of 2017; Recreation and Parks Staff Demonstrate Versatility in the Field

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After four weeks of rising flood waters, June 8th was a day of teamwork and optimism for Peachland. For several weeks we had been...

The Legacy of a Recreation Pioneer: Don Cunnings

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I recently had the honour of interviewing one of the pioneers of recreation in British Columbia, Don Cunnings, or in my case Mr. Cunnings....

Warming Centres in Vancouver Offer Safe Havens on Cold Nights

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Lessons learned from past experiences Just as the holidays of 2016 began, the weather in Vancouver was abnormally cold for extended periods of time. This...