We are excited to announce our beautiful new logo for our newest program–Generations on the Move, which was originally called the Active Healthy Intergenerational Connections project. After some careful thought and collaboration during our forum with Elders and older adults in December, a new and shorter name was born! […]
In 2019, we’re celebrating the 30th anniversary of the NWT Recreation and Parks Association by looking back at the people, events, programs, and projects that have made the NWTRPA what it is today. In our last post, we met the people who served as presidents of the NWTRPA board from 1989 to 2004. In this post, we will introduce yo […]
With July upon us, June is Recreation and Parks Month (JRPM) has come to an end. We’re looking back on this year’s event and already looking forward to JRPM 2020.
École Boréale in Hay River celebrated Saint-Jean Baptiste Day with a Vive l’été (Welcome summer!) event, which included a water gun fight and BBQ. Pho […]
It’s hard to believe that our Intergenerational Photo Contest in collaboration with the NWT Seniors’ Society has already come and gone! Both organizations wanted to honour the value of connecting across all ages on June 1st, 2019 – Intergenerational Day. We had such a wonderful response, which truly impressed and excited us to see […]
2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the Sir Alexander Mackenzie Bicentennial Canoe Race. For National Canoe Day, which is celebrated on June 26, we are looking back at one of the premier events in the NWT in the summer of 1989.
In May 1989, a full-page spread in the Native Press invited readers to Fort Providence to “witness the […]
June is Recreation and Parks Month (JRPM) recognizes the importance of recreation and parks to the wellbeing of our communities. There are a number of special days in June, which provide the perfect opportunity to celebrate the many benefits of recreation and parks, including World Environment Day (June 5) and World Multic […]
Each year, the NWTRPA recognizes the achievements and contributions of recreation professionals and volunteers in the NWT through its awards program. On the occasion of our 30th anniversary, we take a closer look at the NWTRPA Awards, past and present.
At one of the first NWTRPA board meetings in the fall of 1989, the newly elected di […]