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Burnaby Warming Centres: An award-winning component to creating homes for all

Everyone deserves a safe place to call home. The reality is, with rising housing costs, the risk of homelessness is growing in cities across...

Creating Recreation Accessibility through Sensory Friendly Spaces

The City of Surrey has one of the highest rates of autism in British Columbia. As a result, the City has partnered with the...

How BC’s Local Governments are keeping their communities active during COVID-19

With the mass closures of recreation and parks facilities and programs as a result of COVID-19 physical distancing requirements, local governments and their recreation...

Adapting Your Leadership Style: Guiding your team through a COVID-19 induced...

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...

When Should I Replace My Shoes?

--SPONSORED CONTENT-- As the owner of an athletic footwear store one of the most common questions I get is "when should I replace my shoes?"...

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...

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...