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The Movement is Revived - and Now Goes Live!

Feb 18, 2011

Carol

I am personally very excited to introduce you to this new and evolving online HUB, the primary source of research, promising practices, and trends that document the essential role of recreation, parks, active living, sport, arts, culture, and heritage.

I think the time has finally come for recreation and parks to take their well deserved position on the podium - to be recognized for the contribution that they can and do contribute to individual health and happiness, to community vitality and quality of life, and to the viability of communities.

Where there are quality recreation and parks services there is engagement, and where there is engagement, people take pride and ownership and make sure that their communities are the best they can be.

This site has been created as a beginning - a substantial investment has been made to create a national site that can grow and change with the needs of our field and as you see fit. It belongs to us all as viewers, contributors, builders, and critics. We each have a right and a responsibility to support, comment, and shape this HUB as our source of strength and pride.

Add to this growing body of research - a field of talented and competent people and the benefits movement is revived! Please join us across the country to build this site so that it is relevant, meaningful and the source we all go to when planning, promoting, and reporting recreation services in Canada.

Thanks for joining us!

CAROL PETERSEN
Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

Leadership Provided By:

  • Leisure Information Network (LIN)
  • Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

On Behalf Of:

  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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