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E-News – November 2016

 November 7, 2016
Posted by NWT Recreation and Parks Association
In this edition: 2016 Conference Highlights, Lessons in Risk Management, Swim to Survive Grant, and more!

In This Edition:

  • 2016 Conference Highlights
  • Blog Post: Managing Risk On the Land
  • Launching the Nature Playbook
  • 2016 NWTRPA Conference Storifys
  • Swim-to-Survive® Grant Application – Coming Soon!
  • Framework for Recreation in Canada 2015 Survey
  • November NWT Fitness Leadership Courses
  • Physical Activity Framework Survey
  • Blog Post: 4 Key Lessons in Risk Management
  • Lunch and Learns: Community Health & Wellbeing
  • Save the Date: Walk to Tuk!
  • Save the Date – #LovetheLand: A PechaKucha Night
  • Videos
  • Upcoming Events
    • Deline Resistance Training Course
    • Hay River Exercise Theory Course
    • Norman Wells Exercise Theory Course

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2016 Conference HighlightsWe’ve gathered some of the best moments and photos from the 2016 NWTRPA and Youth Centres Conference.

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Blog Post: Managing Risk On the LandJess Dunkin shares her experiences from the NOLS Risk Management Training, a great opportunity to improve how we support land-based programming in the NWT.

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Launching the Nature Playbook

Last week was the official launch of the Nature Playbook, an action guide for connecting a new generation of Canadians with Nature.

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2016 NWTRPA Conference Storifys

Our Storify page has been updated with a number of Storifys from our 2016 Annual Conference. Visit the page to check them out.

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Swim-to-Survive® Grant Application – Coming Soon! The Swim-to Survive® NWT Family Grant allows organizations working with families (i.e. schools, foster groups, youth tournaments, etc) to apply for $850 to organize and host a free Swim-to-Survive® family event at one of the Regional Aquatic Training Centres (RATC) in the territory. The application will be available next Thursday, November 10.

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The Framework for Recreation in Canada 2015 SurveyReleased February 2015, the Framework for Recreation in Canada 2015 provides a new vision for recreation and suggests ways to enhance recreation delivery in Canada. As part of the monitoring, a working group has created this short survey. The results of the survey will help the steering committee assess the level of awareness for the Framework as well as barriers to implementation and opportunities to utilize the framework.

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November NWT Fitness Leadership Courses

The NWTRPA will be hosting a number of Fitness Leadership courses during the Month of November, including:

Find more details at our events page

Physical Activity Framework Survey

Federal, provincial, and territorial governments want to hear from parents, professionals, businesses, NGOs, and other Canadians, as they embark on a process to develop a physical activity framework. The deadline to give your feedback is Friday, November 11, 2016.

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Blog Post – 4 Key Lessons in Risk Management Planning On the Land Programs Consultant Jess Dunkin lists her most important takeaways from the Wilderness Risk Management Conference in Salt Lake City, UT.

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Lunch and Learns: Community Health & WellbeingJoin ICHR and the NWTRPA for a series of Lunch and Learns on the subject of Community Health and Wellbeing. All of the events will be held between 12 pm and 1 pm in the NWTRPA Boardroom (3rd floor, Don Cooper Building, 4908, 49th St., Yellowknife).

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Save the Date: Walk to Tuk Registration!Winter is upon us. Luckily, with Winter comes Walk to Tuk. Make sure to visit our website and social media when registration opens on Thursday, December 1, 2016.

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Save the Date – #LovetheLand: A PechaKucha Night

Join the NWTRPA, CPAWS, and PWNHC on December 8 for the fourth and final PechaKucha: #LovetheLand. Keep your eyes and ears open for more details as they become available!

VIDEO – Best-Of 2016 Conference Photos

Check out the best photos from the 2016 NWTRPA and Youth Centres Conference.

VIDEO – YK Food Matters: A PechaKucha Night

Check out some of the enthralling presentations from the recent PechaKucha Night, YK Food Matters.


Upcoming Events
Hay River AFLCA Excercise Theory Course
WHEN: Friday November 18, from 6 – 8pm
Saturday November 19, from 8am – 5pm
Sunday November 20, from 8am – 5pm
WHERE:  Don Stewart Recreation Centre
COST: $175.00 + GST (This price has been heavily subsidized)
DEADLINE TO REGISTER: November 4, 2016

Hay River Elders in Motion Training
WHEN: Monday, November 21, from 1pm – 4pm
WHERE:  Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre
Note: You are also welcome to join us for an Elders in Motion introduction and planning meeting on November 21, 2016 from 9:30am – Noon at the Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre.


Norman Wells AFLCA Exercise Theory Course
WHEN: November 25-27
WHERE: Norman Wells Community Hall
COST: $175.00 + GST (This price has been heavily subsidized)
DEADLINE TO REGISTER: November 22, 2016


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