E-News – August 2016

In this edition: 2016 Conference Registration, Exercise Theory Course, Aquatics Newsletter, and more!


In This Edition:

  • 2016 Conference – Program and Registration
  • 2016 Aquatics Newsletter
  • Elders in Motion Support Application​
  • RFP – Elders in Motion Training Program
  • Bright Spot Nominations
  • Save the Date – Get Active Applications
  • Arctic Inspiration Prize Call for Nominations​
  • CPRA Professional Development Certification
  • Cold Water Immersion Workshop
  • Videos
  • Upcoming Events


2016 Conference – Program and RegistrationThe NWT Recreation and Parks Association & Youth Centres Conference will take place September 27 – 29, 2016, in Yellowknife, NT.

Click here for the official program
Click here to visit the Conference page
Click here to register

2016 Aquatics NewsletterWith only a month left in the swimming season for seasonal pools and waterfronts, it’s time for an aquatics update.

Click here to read the newsletter


Elders in Motion
Support Application
Apply if  you are interested in delivering
and sustaining a safe, engaging and
culturally appropriate recreational program for older adults in your community.

RFP – Elders in Motion 
Training Program

The NWTRPA is looking to further
develop the current EIM training by
creating a standardized and outcomes-based training program with supporting materials.

Click here to see the full RFP


Bright Spot Nominations

Apply if you know an organization in the NWT that has seen particular success or positive response with one of their recreation initiatives.

Click here to nominate a program for a Bright Spot

Save the Date –  
Get Active Applications
The NWTRPA will begin accepting applications for Get Active grants September 1, 2016. 

Click here to find out more about Get Active


Arctic Inspiration Prize Call for Nominations

The complete Nomination Package must be submitted to the Arctic Inspiration Prize office by September 30 2016.

Click here to download the Nomination Package

CPRA Professional 
Development Certification

Join a national network of professionals committed to strengthening the recreation and parks sector by enrolling in CPRA Professional Development Certification!

Click here for more information


Elders in Motion
Training Gathering
Did you know that this year’s Elders in
Motion Training Gathering will be
combined with the NWTRPA Annual Conference? It’s all happening 
September 27-29 in Yellowknife.

See the official program for more details

Cold Water Immersion 
Dates: September 25 – 26
Location: Air Tindi Base in Yellowknife
Cost: $400

For more information contact Ian Gilson at 905-719-5152 or coldwater@csbc.ca

Click here to register


VIDEO – Representations of the North in Fantasy 

Check out Rajiv Rawat’s talk from the last PechaKucha night in Yellowknife on maps and mapping. 

VIDEO – The Dene Mapping Project 

Check out Tom Andrew’s talk from the last PechaKucha night in Yellowknife on maps and mapping. 

Upcoming Events

HIGH FIVE Strengthening Childrens Mental Health 
Date: Sept. 26
Venue: Dettah Chief Drygeese Conference Centre

Info: highfive.org and nwtrpa.org/high-five.htm
If none of these dates work for your organization, request a training in your community. For more information or to register contact, Natasha McCagg [867-690-8377 / nmccagg@nwtrpa.org]

AFLCA Excercise Theory Course
Location: Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre
Date: September 23, 24, 25, 2016
Cost: $175.00 + GST
Sign up here

Lifeguard Training


Location: Midnight Sun Complex

  • National Lifeguard – August 15 – 17 and August 22 – 25
  • Instructors – Late Sept into Oct/Nov in the evenings

Contact: (867) 777-8642