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You Can Play Too Train the Facilitator Course

A half day training designed for people responsible for training recreation staff in an organization or simply interested in helping to deliver training to multiple organizations who believe in ensuring recreational programming is inclusive for all! …

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CCPI Certification Courses for 2024

Participants needing to achieve Canadian Certified Playground Inspector (CCPI) status can now take the online theory course and exam and a practical online/webcast course. You must register for the following in order to achieve certification Theory…

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Becoming a HIGH FIVE® PHCD Trainer

Becoming a Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD) HIGH FIVE Trainer is a 2-day training designed for people responsible for training staff in an organization or simply interested in helping to deliver training to multiple agencies who believe…

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Rec NL Conference 2025 Canada Games Panel Topics

For those who are attending our 2024 Recreation NL AGM & Conference, please see the below about the 2025 Canada Games session: The 2025 Canada Games are coming to St. John’s from August 8-25! Members of the 2025 Canada Games Host Society, Board…

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2024 AGM & Conference – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Registration for this year’s AGM & Conference in Corner Brook on April 26 -27, 2024 is NOW OPEN! Find all the information about this year’s conference by visiting our events page. REGISTER NOW!…

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Becoming a HIGH FIVE (PHCD) Trainer

Recreation NL is planning a HIGH FIVE PHCD Trainer Course – Spring 2024 (date to be determined). Having an in-house trainer can be a cost-effective way to help your organization improve the quality of programs. If your organization is intereste…

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Arena Members Meeting

Join us Wednesday, January 31 from 2pm-3pm for an Arena Members Meeting. This meeting will be open to all arena-related discussion including upcoming training. No registration required, find the meeting link on The Rec Zone Calendar Please log into…

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Green Jobs Initiative 2024 – Call for Applications

 CPRA is now accepting grant applications for their Green Jobs Initiative – a program that empowers youth by creating meaningful job placements.  The program will provide direct financial support (via 50% wage subsidies) to local governments …

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Recreation NL’s New Executive Director

It is with great pleasure that acting President, Jerry Knee announces Steve Martin as the new Executive Director of Recreation NL. Steve Martin, originally from the Town of Massey Drive on the West Coast, has been immersed in Recreation his whole lif…

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Active Living Leadership Network

Recreation NL, in partnership with the Government NL Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation, is excited to announce the creation of the Active Living Leadership Network. The goal of this new Leadership Network structure is to enhance Act…

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Job Opportunity: Executive Director

About Us Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador (RNL) is a province wide, not for profit organization established in 1971 to promote the values and benefits of recreation. We act as the provincial voice promoting and fostering the spirit and practice o…

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Recreation Practitioner Fall Forum

Date: Nov 1, 2 and 3, 2023 Location: Foran Green Room St. John’s City Hall (4th floor) 10 New Gower Street Wednesday, Nov 1 3:00pm – 5:00pm Recreation Practitioner Roundup Opportunity to engage with Recreation Practitioners from across the provin…

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Eat Great and Participate Coordinator

Eat Great and Participate is a leading health promotion program advancing access to healthy foods and beverages in recreation, sport and community settings in Newfoundland and Labrador. Eat Great and Participate is a program of Recreation NL supporte…

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New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) Community-based 2023–2024 Call for Proposals funding community-based projects

On August 1st, 2023, the Government of Canada will launch the annual New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) Community-based stream 2023-2024 Call for proposals (CFP) to invest in projects across Canada. This program is offered by Employment and …

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Media Release: June is Recreation Month

St. John’s, NL – The Honourable Steve Crocker, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation, recently joined Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador (RNL) in proclaiming June as Recreation Month. Celebrated annually, Recreation Month is dedicat…

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Sprockids Training Course

Date: Saturday June 11th Time: 9am – 4pm Location: Town of Paradise – Double Ice Complex Cost: $225 Participants need to be 16 years of age and need their own bike and helmet. To register contact Andy at andypoole19@hotmail.com Registration dead…

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Amplify 2023/24 Request for Expressions of Interest – Host Organizations

AMPLIFY (Assisting My Potential – Labour Initiative for Youth) is a youth employment program offered by the Community Sector Council Newfoundland and Labrador (CSC NL) in partnership with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of I…

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Member Engagement: Strategic Plan Development

Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador (Rec NL) is currently undertaking a series of member engagement activities to prepare for the development of its (2024-2027) strategic plan.  This plan will outline a number of priority goals and objectives to gu…

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Media Release: Recreation NL Award Student Scholarships

St. John’s, NL – This week, two post-secondary students, Katlyn Winters, from Happy Valley-Goose Bay, enrolled in Academy Canada’s Therapeutic Recreation Program and Jessica Davis, from Conception Bay South, enrolled in CNA’s Community Recrea…

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HIGH FIVE® Principles of Healthy Child Development Sessions

Recreation NL is pleased to offer 3 PHCD sessions this spring. PHCD training equips front-line leaders (anyone working with children ages 4-12 (camp counsellor, coaches, after school staff, swim instructor, etc.) with the tools to immediately enhance…

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Mental Health Week

May 1-7, 2023 is Mental Health Week, and this year’s theme is My Story. Individuals, groups and organizations are encouraged to share their stories during the week using the hashtags #MyStory and #MentalHealthWeek to shine a light on their personal…

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HIGH FIVE® Sessions

All scheduled HIGH FIVE® Trainings can be found on the training calendar at https://www.highfive.org/training-calendar Learners from NL can participate in any local (NL) workshops OR virtual workshops hosted by HIGH FIVE® National. Workshops hosted…

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Volunteer Recreation Leadership Toolkit

Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador is excited to announce the Volunteer Recreation Leadership Toolkit! The Volunteer Recreation Leader Toolkit was created in partnership with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Tourism, Cultu…

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HIGH FIVE® Principles of Healthy Aging

This one-day training provides insights into the unique needs of older adults when participating in recreation or leisure activities in municipal or retirement communities. It provides evidence-based approaches to improve the experience of participan…

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Active For Life Workshop

Recreation NL is currently accepting applications for Active for Life workshop on April 25! What is Active for Life? Active for Life is a physical activity program to support older adults to be active for life and reduce the risk of falls by increas…

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Recreation NL Conference Registration now OPEN!

Join us for our 2023 Recreation NL AGM, Conference and Trade Show in Gander on May 25-27 at Quality Hotel & Suites – featuring Keynote Speaker Justin Barbour. Find the conference package here; complete with session descriptions, social even…

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Event Atlantic Summit returns to St. John’s on June 14-16!

As strong partners of Event Atlantic, The City of St. John’s, Destination St. John’s, STEP St. John’s and Celebrate NL support the vision of bringing together community and event industry leaders to strengthen the spirit of collaboration in e…

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ParticipACTION’s Move For Your Mood Challenge

Recreation NL and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation, through its partnership with ParticipACTION, is promoting ParticipACTION’s Move For Your Mood Campaign. This campaign is designed to encourage physical activity as an effect…

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Certified Pool Operator’s Course – January 2023

The CPO course is a two-day training course that is nationally recognized for commercial pool and spa operators. When you successfully complete the course, you will receive a certification and permanent registration number from the Pool and Hot Tub A…

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Save the Date!

Save the Date for our upcoming Recreation NL AGM & Conference on May 25-27, 2023 in Gander! More details to come!…

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Sport Canada Community Sport For All Initiative

Recreational sport boosts self-esteem and teaches the value of teamwork – creating memories that stick with you throughout your life. For some, though, participation in recreational sport has not been easy, or even an option in their community.…

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Press Release: Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador announce 2022-23 Board of Directors

St. John’s, NL – Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador (RNL) is pleased to announce its 2022-23 Board of Directors, elected at its 50th Annual General Meeting on October 14, 2022. RNL welcomes 2 new recreation and community leaders to its board, w…

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2022 ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge

The ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge is a month-long physical activity challenge that brings communities together with physical activity and sport participation. The challenge is open to all communities and individuals, ultimately recognizin…

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HIGH FIVE – Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD) VL

Recreation NL is pleased to offer 5 PHCD sessions this spring. PHCD training equips front-line leaders (anyone working with children ages 4-12 (camp counsellor, coaches, after school staff, swim instructor, etc.) with the tools to immediately enhance…

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Community Better Challenge

The Community Better Challenge is back June 1 – 30, 2022 To help make your event the best it can be, download the digital toolkits! There is a new toolkit this year: Municipal Engagement Guide The digital toolkits include: Background information …

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Recreation NL 2022 Training Calendar

Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador is offering the following training opportunities for individuals, both online and in person. More information specific to individual trainings will be provided closer to the events.   Certified Pool Operators…

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Press Release: Recreation NL Award Student Scholarships

St. John’s, NL – This week, two students in the metro area were announced as the 2022 recipients of the Recreation NL Kevin Waterman Student Scholarship. The Kevin Waterman Student Scholarship is presented annually in memory of Kevin Waterman, an…

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2022 ARFC Registration is OPEN!

Registration is now open! Click here to register today! May 18-20, 2022 at the Sheraton Hotel, St. John’s This exciting Atlantic gathering dedicated to Recreation and Facilities will have keynote speakers, sessions and roundtables focusing on p…

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Facility Logbooks

Facility Logbook requests can be forwarded to info@recreationnb.ca or by calling 506-459-1929 Ext 1.…

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Statement from ARFC Planning Committee

The statement below is from the Atlantic Recreation and Facilities Conference planning committee. It is in reference to delaying registration for the in-person conference due to a COVID-19 environment. Please click here for full statement.  …

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Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador announce its Annual Award Recipients

St. John’s, NL – Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador (RNL) is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2021 Provincial Awards. The awards were celebrated in an online week-long event on November 22-26. “These awards recognize the contribution…

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HIGH FIVE Training

HIGH FIVE Sport – OnDemand: This training is available for FREE, for individuals actively coaching in sport, for a limited time. It been made possible through a partnership with Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) and supports the Gove…

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Canadian Institute on Youth Mentoring 2022

The Canadian Centre for Mentoring Research and MENTOR Canada will host the first-ever virtual edition of the Canadian Institute on Youth Mentoring (CIYM) on January 20-21, 2022. The CIYM will explore how mentoring supports the mental health of young …

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NLVaxPass Questions with responses from Public Health

Below are the latest NLVaxPass questions and response from Public Health: Is our organization permitted to require proof of vaccination for all those eligible (12-18) at our competitions or is the organization mandated to follow the government rules,…

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Bike Training

  Sprockids training course: Saturday October 2nd (back up date Sunday Oct 3rd) Time: 9am – 4pm (morning session 9:00-12:00, lunch 12:00-1:00 and afternoon session 1:00-4:00) Location: Glovertown (Glovertown Academy in the morning and Glovert…

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Celebrating 50 Years with You

Our role as wellness supporters, and our belief in the body, mind, and soul benefits that come from making ‘you’ time! For 50 years, RecreationNL has been a dedicated team of wellness supporters who believe in the body, mind, and soul benefits th…

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Updated Recreation and Sport Key Messages

Below are some sport and recreation key messages that have been developed and reviewed by Public Health: Recreation and Sport Key Messages April 13, 2021 The presence of COVID-19 variants (including B.1.1.7), introduces new challenges and it is impor…

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Rec NL Conference 2025 Canada Games Panel Topics

For those who are attending our 2024 Recreation NL AGM & Conference, please see the below about the 2025 Canada Games session: The 2025 Canada Games are coming to St. John’s from August 8-25! Members of the 2025 Canada Games Host Society, Board…

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Canadian Institute on Youth Mentoring 2022

The Canadian Centre for Mentoring Research and MENTOR Canada will host the first-ever virtual edition of the Canadian Institute on Youth Mentoring (CIYM) on January 20-21, 2022. The CIYM will explore how mentoring supports the mental health of young …

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Bike Training

  Sprockids training course: Saturday October 2nd (back up date Sunday Oct 3rd) Time: 9am – 4pm (morning session 9:00-12:00, lunch 12:00-1:00 and afternoon session 1:00-4:00) Location: Glovertown (Glovertown Academy in the morning and Glovert…

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Updated Recreation and Sport Key Messages

Below are some sport and recreation key messages that have been developed and reviewed by Public Health: Recreation and Sport Key Messages April 13, 2021 The presence of COVID-19 variants (including B.1.1.7), introduces new challenges and it is impor…

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