Recreation News: May 2017

 May 9, 2017
Posted by ryoung

In This Edition: June is Recreation and Parks Month, apply for a June Get Active Grant!, Our Favourite Photos from Walk to Tuk 2017

In This Edition:

  • June is Recreation and Parks Month – How Will You Celebrate?
  • Apply for a June Get Active Grant!
  • Our Favourite Photos from Walk to Tuk 2017
  • Annual Conference – Save the Date!
  • Funding Available for Local Trail Celebrations
  • The Future of Parks: Notes from the 2017 Canadian Parks Conference
  • Infographic – Priorities of Survival
  • Nominate a Bright Spot in Your Community!
  • Access Boating Safety Resources for 2017
  • Northern Youth Leadership 2017 Summer Camps
  • Videos
  • Upcoming Events
    • Symposium: Working Together to Keep Northern Kids Healthy
    • 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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June is Recreation and Parks Month – How Will You Celebrate?Our favourite month of the year is just around the corner! June is Recreation and Parks Month (JRPM) is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the many benefits of recreation and parks!

Benefits of Rec & Parks

Apply for a June Get Active Grant!What better way to celebrate June is Recreation and Parks Month (as well as Seniors Citizens’ month) than to get together and get moving? Apply now for a $400 June Get Active grant to host a physically active event in your community.

Apply Now!

Our Favorite Photos from Walk to Tuk 2017

Frosty faces, beautiful places, many steps taken and fantastic celebrations. These are some of our favorite photos from this year’s winter walking challenge.

Watch the Video

Annual Conference – Save the Date!We’re going to Inuvik for the NWTRPA Conference this year. The event will take place September 26-28. More information coming soon!

Learn More

Funding Available for Local Trail Celebrations There are funds available for municipalities and trail associations to celebrate their trails as part of the Canada 150 Celebrations on The Great Trail program. Deadline to apply is May 19, 2017.

Learn More

The Future of ParksWhat does the future of parks in Canada look like? This post about the 2017 Canadian Parks Conference explores priorities for parks for the next 150 years.

Learn More

Infographic – Priorities of Survival Planning a day hike or multi-day snowmobile trip? The Priorities of Survival infographic is a handy tool for packing.

Check it Out!

Nominate a Bright Spot
in Your Community!
Know an organization or individual
that has seen particular success
with one of their recreation-related
initiatives (programs, events, etc.)?
Nominate them to present on their
Bright Spot at the NWTRPA Annual Conference on September 28th. Chosen presenters will be flown to Inuvik, all expenses paid.

Nominate a Bright Spot!

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 about safe boating? We have free resources available (posters, travel plans, key chains, or whistles). Call Rose at 403-406-9475 or email rconstantineau@nwtrpa.org

Learn More…

Northern Youth Leadership 2017 Summer CampsThree camps will take place in 2017 which will welcome participants from every region of the NWT. There are camps for girls aged 11 – 16 and boys aged 13- 16. Deadline to apply is May 24, 2017

More Information…

VIDEO – What is Get Active?

Thinking of applying for a Get Active grant, but not sure if it’s for you? Check out this great video explaining what Get Active can do for you.

VIDEO – Tips for Welcoming a New Aquatics Supervisor

Many communities will soon be welcoming aquatic supervisors to their communities. But what can you do to make them feel welcome?

Upcoming Events

Symposium: Working Together to Keep Northern Kids Healthy
WHEN: 
May 3 – 5
WHERE: Chateau Nova Hotel, Yellowknife
REGISTRATION: 
ntnupha@ssimicro.com

Behchoko AFLCA Exercise Theory Course
WHEN: 
May 12 – 14
WHERE: Behchoko Sportsplex
FEE:  $175.00 + 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| 867-669-8377)

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 | 867-669-8377)

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 | 867-669-8377)