2022 ARPA Conference and Energize Workshop

Oct 28, 2022  

Location:  Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Event URL:  https://arpaonline.ca/events/energize-conference/
Hosted by: Alberta Recreation & Parks Association

2022 ARPA Conference and Energize Workshop 
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - October 27-29, 2022

You are invited to attend the  2022 ARPA Conference & Energize Workshop at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge from October 27-29! The conference theme for the 2022 ARPA Conference and Energize Workshop is “People, Purpose & Passion”. This year’s Conference will focus on the human side of recreation and parks. We will explore different perspectives including those from the customer and client perspective as well as from an employee point-of-view. We hope that you are able to reconnect with our people, rediscover your purpose for recreation and parks, and come away from the conference with a reignited passion for the sector. 

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Opening Ceremonies and Blackfoot Tea Dance

This year, ARPA is both privileged and honoured to be opening the 2022 ARPA Conference and Energize Workshop with a Blackfoot Tea Dance Ceremony. Respected Blackfoot Elders and Traditional Knowledge Holders Dr. Reg and Rose Crowshoe will host this event with their granddaughter Karli Crowshoe as the Ceremonialist. 

 Over the years, we have heard from many of you asking questions related to: connecting with Elders, participating in ceremony, and how to meaningfully advance reconciliation. This Blackfoot Tea Dance is our response to these requests and is a special, lifetime opportunity for our members to be directly immersed in ceremony and in experiential learning in a safe space.

 The topic of this Blackfoot Tea Dance will be “Park’s role in Reconciliation” to honour both the Parks Forum’s integration into this year’s conference as well as our members’ passionate interest in the general reconciliation process. 

NOTE: We will be moving the opening ceremonies of the ARPA Conference and Energize Workshop this year to 2:00 pm on Thursday, October 27.This new start time is to accommodate this extraordinary opportunity. 

In the following weeks, we will share information on what to expect, protocols, and even a message from Kari Crowshoe herself on the significance of this event.

Thanks to Communities ChooseWell and ISL Engineering and Land Services for sponsoring this important launch of our event.

To find out more information about the Blackfoot Tea Dance and everything else happening at the conference, click on the button below!


Conference Program 

Please contact Caleb Boorse, Education and Events Coordinator, with any questions or concerns by email at cboorse@arpaonline.ca or by phone at 780-415-1745 ext 105.

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