Recreation News: April 2017

 April 13, 2017
Posted by ryoung

In this edition: – On the Land Collaborative, Aquatics Recruitment, Federal Government Funding and more!

In This Edition:

  • On The Land Collaborative Supporting 35 Projects in 2017
  • Seasonal Aquatic Supervisor Recruitment – Deadline Approaching!
  • Media Release: CPRA Applauds Federal Government Commitment to Parks and Rec Opportunities for Canadians
  • Award Winner Profile: Allie McDonald
  • Access Boating Safety Resources for 2017
  • The First NWT Family Swim to Survive® Grant a Success!
  • NWT Inventory of Active Living Programs
  • Community Leaders Retreat Wrap-up
  • Symposium: Working Together to Keep Northern Kids Healthy
  • Does Your Community Need a Seasonal Aquatic Supervisor?
  • ParticipACTION 150 Play List Grant
  • Walk: Inuvik to Tuk 2017
  • Videos
  • Upcoming Events
    • Behchoko AFLCA Exercise Theory Course
    • Yellowknife HIGH FIVE QUEST 2 Training
    • Hay River HIGH FIVE PHCD Training
    • Hay River HIGH FIVE SCMH Training

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On The Land Collaborative Supporting 35 Projects in 2017This year, the NWT On The Land Collaborative, of which the NWTRPA is a proud partner, will distribute $634,845 to 35 projects across the territory that connect NWT residents with their land, culture, and community.

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Seasonal Aquatic Supervisor Recruitment – Deadline Approaching! Thinking of applying for a job as an NWT Seasonal Aquatic Supervisor? You now have one extra week to get your resume, cover letter, references and copies of certifications in for consideration.  Deadline is now Monday, April 17th. For more info all things pool related in the NWT, check out our NWTRPA Pool Wiki.

Apply Now!

Media Release: CPRA Applauds Federal Government Commitment to Parks and Rec Opportunities for Canadians

The Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) applauds the federal government’s leadership in ensuring Canadians have access to the benefits of parks and recreation. Multiple commitments were outlined in the federal budget including…

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Award Winner Profile: Allie McDonald

For over 20 years the NWTRPA, through our Awards Program, has been celebrating and recognizing recreation professionals and volunteers in northern communities. This, the first in a series of profiles on past NWTRPA Award Winners, features Allie McDonald, 2016 winner of the Innovation Award.

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Access Boating Safety Resources for 2017Are you an organization that focuses on boating safety? Or a community that wants to hold an event to educate others on safe boating? Contact us about the opportunity to access free resources – posters, travel plans, key chains, or whistles – for your event. Call Rose at 403-406-9475 or email rconstantineau@nwtrpa.org
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The First NWT family Swim to Survive® Grant a Success!The Swim to Survive® Grant reports are in from family organizations and we couldn’t be more proud to announce the success of these events!  Check out our blog that showcases all the good the grant has done!
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NWT Inventory of Active Living Programs Help us update an inventory of current active living programs in the NWT by clicking here. The programs will be a part of an online tool to share current information about program, create and strengthen networks, and show successes or gaps in programming.

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Community Leaders Retreat Wrap-up Fourteen community leaders from across the territory attended the Community Leaders Retreat at Blachford Lake Lodge. Participants continue to work on post-retreat work over the next three months to complete the certification.

If you have any questions about the retreat or are interested in attending next year email nmccagg@nwtrpa.org.

Symposium: Working Together to Keep Northern Kids HealthyWorking together to Keep Northern Kids Healthy. Wednesday May 3 – Friday May 5, 2017. Chateau Nova Hotel, Yellowknife NT. Contact ntnupha@ssimicro.com for more information.

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NASA Earth to Sky Climate Science and Communications Course!Based upon a series of highly successful climate science and communication courses provided in the U.S., developed by staff at NASA and the US National Park Service and US Fish and Wildlife Service. Takes place Wednesday, April 19 and the last session is scheduled to end at 5 PM Friday, April 21. To register contact Stephanie_Yuill@gov.nt.ca.

ParticipACTION 150 Play List Grant Spring is here and if you haven’t yet registered a ParticipACTION 150 Play List event or program – now’s the time! Register your 150 Play List event and programs HERE and submit for a grant HERE by April 24th in order to be considered for this cycle’s funding.

Submit for a Grant

Walk: Inuvik to Tuk 2017Celebrate the last winter of the Inuvik to Tuk Ice Road and Canada’s 150th birthday by walking from Inuvik to Tuk.
When: April, 10 -15, 2017, 9 am – 6 pm each day
Where: The Inuvik to Tuk Ice Road

Register Now

VIDEO – Did Being an Aquatics Supervisor Entail Any Training Initiatives?

Thinking of applying for an Aquatic Supervisor position in the NWT? Check out this video with Geoff Solomon, a former Aquatic Supervisor in Tuktoyaktuk, where he talks about what training initiatives he took part in while in the job.

VIDEO – What Support Did You Receive as an Aquatics Supervisor?

Thinking of applying for an Aquatic Supervisor position in the NWT? Check out this video with Geoff Solomon, a former Aquatic Supervisor in Tuktoyaktuk, where he talks about the support he received while in the job.

 

Upcoming Events

Behchoko AFLCA Exercise Theory Course
WHEN: 
May 12,13,& 14
WHERE: Behchoko Sportsplex
FEE:  $175.00 plus gst
REGISTRATION: Click here

Yellowknife HIGH FIVE QUEST 2 Training
WHEN: Wednesday, June 14
WHERE: 3rd Floor Don Copper Building in Yellowknife
FEE: free!
REGISTRATION: Contact Natasha McCagg (nmccagg@nwtrpa.org | 867-669-8375)

Hay River HIGH FIVE PHCD Training
WHEN:
Saturday, June 24
WHERE: Rec Centre in Hay River
FEE: free!
REGISTRATION: Contact Natasha McCagg (nmccagg@nwtrpa.org | 867-669-8375)

Hay River HIGH FIVE SCMH Training
WHEN: 
Sunday, June 25
WHERE: Rec Centre in Hay River
FEE:  free!
REGISTRATION: Contact Natasha McCagg (nmccagg@nwtrpa.org | 867-669-8375)