Recreation News: March 2017

 March 2, 2017
Posted by ryoung
In this edition: – Aquatic Supervisor Recruitment, On the Land Summit, Recreation Training Program, and more!

In This Edition:

  • NWTRPA Applauds Federal and Community Governments for Investment in Recreation Infrastructure
  • Seasonal Aquatic Supervisor Recruitment – Now Accepting Applications
  • Walk to Tuk 2017 Wrap Up
  • HIGH FIVE® Trainer Profile – Alecia Callahan
  • Application for Swim to Survive® Grants Closed
  • Paddling Film Fest a Roaring Success!
  • NWT Inventory of Active Living Programs
  • Tri-Territorial Recreation Training Program Teleconference
  • Symposium: Working Together to Keep Northern Kids Healthy
  • Does Your Community Need a Seasonal Aquatic Supervisor?
  • Physical Activity Framework: Update and Survey
  • Apply for the Boothman Bursary
  • Last Chance to Apply for ParticipACTION Teen Challenge Funding
  • On the Land Summit Webcast
  • Videos
  • Upcoming Events
    • Wilderness Advanced First Aid (Wilderness First Aid Re-Cert)
    • HIGH FIVE  Quest 2

 

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NWTRPA Applauds Federal & Community Governments for Investment in Recreation Infrastructure(Yellowknife, NT – January 31, 2017) – Today, the NWT Recreation and Parks Association (NWTRPA) applauded the federal government and community governments for providing funding for 6 recreation-related infrastructure projects throughout the NWT.

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Seasonal Aquatic Supervisor Recruitment – Now Accepting Applications Ever wanted to work in the NWT for the summer?  Are you a great Aquatic Supervisor looking for a new challenge?  Apply to the NWTRPA Seasonal Aquatic Supervisor (SAS) recruitment program today on our recruitment and retention page!  Also, find out more information about this great opportunity, by checking out our NWTRPA Pool Wiki

Apply Now!

 

Walk to Tuk 2017 Wrap Up

Walk to Tuk is DONE and what a Walk to Tuk it was. 3686 people in 257 teams from 29 communities averaged 320 minutes of weekly exercise.

See the location of Walk to Tuk teams from your community along the river by clicking here.

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HIGH FIVE® Trainer Profile – Alecia Callahan

Over the next few months the NWTRPA will be doing a series of profiles on HIGH FIVE trainers throughout the NWT. Meet February’s Trainer: Alecia Callahan

Read the Full Profile

 

 

Application for Swim to Survive® Grants ClosedThe last day to apply for a Swim to Survive Grant has come and gone and we’re glad to say that we approved 20 applications! Did you put on a Swim to Survive event? Please fill out the report here after your event.  Reports must be received by March 28th to qualify for the second half of the grant.

Send in Your Report
 

Paddling Film Fest a Roaring Success!The Reel Paddling Film Festival’s tour of the NWT stopped in three NWT communities – Fort Smith, Inuvik, and Yellowknife. The event celebrated all manner of paddling sports and raised $2425 for grassroots paddling programs.
 

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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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Tri-Territorial Recreation Training Program Teleconference The NWTRPA is working with our partners from the Yukon and Nunavut to develop a Tri-Territorial Recreation Training Program. We need your input to make this program all it can be. 

When: March 7 & March 14 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm each day

To join the call: dial 1-866-613-5223  and use the Conference ID: 3621402

 

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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Does Your Community Need a Seasonal Aquatic Supervisor?Rec Directors, now is the time to begin your search for a Seasonal Aquatic Supervisor for the summer of 2017!

For more information on how the NWTRPA can help with this process, contact Rose at nwtlifeguardjobs@nwtrpa.org

 

Physical Activity Framework: Update and SurveyThe Conference Board of Canada is seeking additional input to inform a framework for physical activity from the perspectives of rural, remote, northern, and/or indigenous communities in Canada.

Survey only takes about 20 minutes.

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Apply for the Boothman BursaryThe Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) has launched a bursary program to financially assist parks and recreation professionals in the pursuit of professional development in the sector.Up to two (2) bursaries, in the amount of $1,000, each can be awarded each year. 

Deadline for applications – March 31 2017.
 

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Last Chance to Apply for ParticipACTION Teen Challenge Funding After great success, the 10-year, the ParticipACTION Teen Challenge program will wind down by March 31, 2017. We want to support your initiatives with remaining funds. Final applications must be submitted by the final grant application deadline of March 15, 2017.
 

Apply For Funding

On the Land Summit WebcastThe On the Land Summit will take place March 14, 2017 – March 16, 2017. Register for webcast of the On the Land Summit plenary sessions. Webcast registration is free but must be done in advance through the website: https://www.otlsummit2017.com/
 

Register For a Webcast

 

VIDEO – NWTRPA Elders Stories

Elders from Deline, Paulatuk, Fort Resolution, and Fort Smith talk about how they stay active – in the past and the present.

 

VIDEO – What is it Like to be an Aquatics Supervisor in the NWT? 

Thinking of applying for an Aquatic Supervisor position in the NWT? Check out our video with Geoff Solomon, an Aquatic Supervisor in Tuktoyaktuk, who loved it so much he returned for 3 summers.
 

Upcoming Events
 

    Wilderness Advanced First Aid (Wilderness First Aid Re-Cert)
    WHEN: March 27 – 31, 2017
    WHERE: Fort Providence
    FEE: $100 + GST (This course typically costs $500 + GST. It is sponsored by the NWTRPA and GNWT H&SS
    REGISTRATION: Contact Nimisha Bastedo (Nimisha_bastedo@dehcho.learnnet.nt.ca|867-669-3131)

    HIGH FIVE QUEST 2
    WHEN: June, 2017
    TIME: 9:00am – 5:00pm (tea & coffee & snacks provided)
    WHERE: 3rd Floor Don Copper Building in Yellowknife

    To register contact Natasha McCagg at nmccagg@nwtrpa.org.