Harry Boothman Bursary

 February 6, 2019
Posted by smiklosovic

The Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) has launched a bursary program to financially assist parks and recreation professionals taking part in professional development opportunities in the sector.


The Harry Boothman Bursary was created to honour the contributions of Harry Boothman to parks and recreation.  Harry was a Parks Supervisor for the City of Calgary, CPRA Board Member and a long-time supporter of the organization.  Harry believed in the need for actions that support the continued development of the field and this bursary is a tribute to Harry’s vision and dedication.


Up to two bursaries, of $1,000 each, can be awarded each year.


Applications will be accepted from those that work in the Parks and Recreation field, have a minimum of five years’ experience, and are currently working full-time in the sector.


Note: Professional development opportunities must begin between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019. The professional development opportunity must be completed no later than March 31, 2020. Retroactive Professional Development opportunities will not be supported.


Deadlines for applications – March 31 of every year.

Submit your application by mail to:


CPRA Harry Boothman Bursary
c/o the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association
#100 – 1445 Park Street
Regina, Saskatchewan S4N 4C5

Submit your application electronically to [email protected]


For more information, visit the CPRA Awards and Bursaries web page by clicking here.