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E-News – September 2016

 September 12, 2016
Posted by NWT Recreation and Parks Association
In this edition: 2016 Conference Registration, New Job Postings, Get Active Grants, and more!


E-News – September 2016

In This Edition:

  • 2016 Conference – Register and Book Your Hotel Now
  • Boating Safety Resources for the NWT
  • Hay River ALFCA Fitness Course
  • RFP – Elders in Motion Training Program
  • NWTRPA Job Postings
  • Apply for a Get Active Grant – It’s Easy
  • Arctic Inspiration Prize Call for Nominations​
  • CPRA Professional Development Certification
  • Infrastructure Canada Public Consultations
  • Cold Water Immersion Workshop Travel Grant
  • Older Adults Programmers Focus Group
  • Visited Us On Social Media Recently?
  • Videos
  • Upcoming Events
    • Elders in Motion Introduction/Commitee Meeting 
    • Elders in Motion Training
    • ALFCA Excercise Theory Course
    • Cold Water Immersion Workshop
    • HIGH FIVE Strengthening Children’s Mental Health

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2016 Conference – Register and Book Your Hotel NowThere is less than a month before the NWT Recreation and Parks Association & Youth Centres Conference. Register and then book your hotel to make sure you get a spot.

Click here to visit the Conference page

Click here to register

Click here for a list of hotels in Yellowknife

Boating Safety Resources for the NWTLast month the NWTRPA and NWTRPA Aquatics Committee announced the territory-wide launch of a collection of boating safety resources to battle the high rates of drowning in the NWT. 

Click Here To Learn More


Hay River ALFCA Exercise Theory Course

DATE: September 23-25, 2016

LOCATION: Hay River – Don Stewart Recreation Centre

COST: $175.00 + GST

Click here to register

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.

The deadline for this proposal has been extended to 5:00 pm on September 16, 2016.

Click here to see the full RFP


NWTRPA Job Postings

There are a number of new recreation job postings this month including positions with: TNC Canada,  Aboriginal Sport Circle NWT, Sidedoor Resource Centre, Special Olympics NWT and the Town of Hay River.

Click here to view the NWTRPA Job’s page

Apply for a Get Active Grant – It’s Easy

Apply for a Get Active grant and get $750 or $1000 to organize three physically active events in your community. Deadline to apply: October 6, 2016.

Click here to learn more about Get Active

Click here to apply for a grant


CPRA Professional Development CertificationJoin 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


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



Cold Water Immersion Workshop Travel Grant Want to attend the Cold Water Immersion Workshop on September 25 and 26 in Yellowknife, but don’t have the budget for the travel? Contact Mabel Wong at mabel_wong@gov.nt.ca or  867-767-9064 ext 49232 regarding available grants.

Click here for more information on the workshop

Infrastructure Canada Public ConsultationsThe Federal Government, through Infrastructure Canada, has launched public consultations on Phase 2 of the $120B Infrastructure Plan.  Tell the government to increase infrastructure funding to recreation.  Deadline: September 16th, 2016.

Click here to have your say (Recreation is found under the social category)


High Five Older Adult Recreation Focus Group

Are you responsible for Older Adult recreation programs? If so you are invited to attend a Focus Group Meeting being held in Yellowknife on Tuesday, September 27, 2016.

Watch this video for more info
Click here to RSVP
Click here to fill out the pre-event survey

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VIDEO – Get Active

Check out this video that gives a rundown of the Get Active program.

VIDEO – A Conference You Won’t Want to Miss!

Check out this short promotional video for the upcoming Annual Conference.


Upcoming Events
Elders in Motion Introduction/Committee Meeting
Location: Lutsel K’e
Date: 10:00 – 12:00, September 14
Cost: Free

For more information contact Sheena Tremblay at stremblay@nwtrpa.org or 867-669-8381

Elders in Motion Training
Location: Lutsel K’e
Date: 1:00 – 4:00 pm and 7:00 – 9:00 pm, September 14
Cost: Free

For more information contact Sheena Tremblay at stremblay@nwtrpa.org or 867-669-8381

AFLCA Exercise Theory Course
Location: Don Stewart Recreation Centre in Hay River
Date: September 23, 24, 25, 2016
Cost: $175.00 + GST
Sign up here

Cold Water Immersion Workshop

Location: Air Tindi Base in Yellowknife
Date: September 25 and 26
Cost: $50/day
Register here

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

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

Register here

For more information visit highfive.org and nwtrpa.org/high-five.htm

Click here for more information on NWTRPA events