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Role of Parks & Recreation in Canada’s Recovery from Covid 19

As the days unfold, it has become clear that the recreation and parks sector is a valuable community service and will play a significant role in Canada’s recovery from the current health crisis and the subsequent shut down of “normal life”. As we look forward to that recovery, the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association, of…
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Playgrounds Closures Under COVID-19 – Update

This content is courtesy of the Canadian Playground Safety Institute. As of: March 31, 2020 The information currently available on novel coronavirus, COVID, or the newest name: SARS-CoV-2 (formerly called HCoV-19) is changing not only day by day but hour by hour and sometimes more frequently than that. The information in this article is information is believed…
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5 Reasons to Attend the Atlantic Recreation & Facilities Conference

  The Atlantic Recreation & Facilities Conference and Trade Show is coming up from May 27-29, 2020 in St. John’s, NL. What are the top 5 reasons to attend the Atlantic Recreation & Facilities Conference? To network Conferences bring together like-minded people from different geographical areas. These people are often industry peers that share a…
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PEI’s Most Active Community

The ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge takes place again in 2020. From June 1 – 21, communities across Canada are encouraged to rally to together, get active, and track their physical activity on the ParticipACTION app. The challenge offers a fun opportunity to bring communities together and get people moving. The winning community will win the…
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Child Injured on Playground Equipment

A Story from ORFA & Marmak During a spring afternoon, a Ontario resident took her four-year-old daughter to a municipal park to play. The young daughter was running along one of the long platforms when she tripped on a strip of metal plating and she struck her head on a sharp metal corner of a…
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