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Fall 2020 F2F Available Online


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Welcome to the Recreation Facilities Association of BC!

The purpose of the Recreation Facilities Association of British Columbia (RFABC) is to promote general interest, education, safe operating standards, professionalism and support among recreation facility operators, Commission and Board members in the successful operations of arenas, auditoriums, community centres, swimming pools, stadiums, parks and other recreation facilities.

Make sure you check out our Job Board, sign up for one of our courses, or take in our conference.

If you have any questions, contact the RFABC office toll free at info@rfabc.com or 1-877-285-3421

News

F2F Member Engagement

As we continue to provide you with relevant and needed opportunities to discuss challenges in the sector, RFABC is seeking your input for your F2F Meeting Series.

The meetings will be scheduled to allow for a province wide conversation on current events, and developments.  This survey provides an opportunity to identify potential topics and relevance to the sector.

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Kyle Hasenkox, Rocky Point Engineering has kindly provided his informative slides on Aerosol Mitigation

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Asset Management Webinar Recording Available December 1st

Thanks to Wally Wells and Zack Tarantino for their presentation.

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Attracting and Retaining Quality Staff Webinar Recording

Thanks to Yue-Ching Chen and Roger Weetman for their presentations

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F2F Connections

This fall, RFABC will be hosting series of focused and timely sessions on challenges and opportunities facing the recreation sector. Many of the discussions will revisit the wealth of information presented through the webinars and allow members to hear from other members. Under the name of our Association's Magazine, the Facility to Facility initiative will connect members through forums, webinars, and meetings.


viasport

  Information from the PHO and viaSport will be posted here.  Keep up to date by bookmarking:

PHO Orders, Notices, and Guidelines

viaSport Home Page

December 24th Update

On December 24, 2020, several key updates were made to the official Order of the Provincial Health Officer on Gatherings and Events, including:

  • A refined definition for "adult team sport” with respect to “group sport”
  • Clarity around travel to home club
  • Further guidance on exemptions, including intercollegiate varsity sport
  • Youth sport may now include participants under 22 years old

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December 17th  

Return to Sport Webinar Recording

The announcement of new restrictions for sport at the beginning of this month has meant some changes to delivery and participation. To address the questions we've heard from across the community and shed some light on the process, viaSport has provided the recording here.

Dec 3rd Updates

 


WorkSafeBC Protocols for Sport and Recreation

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“Leading the way in the development of a

strong organizational culture, as it relates to

ammonia refrigeration systems”

This past year, Technical Safety BC has partnered with RFABC and CurlBC to develop resources for enhancing the safety culture of operating and maintaining refrigeration systems. Areas of development for safe operations include:

  • life cycle management,
  • equipment maintenance,
  • operational procedures,
  • emergency response, and more.

Technical Safety BC is looking for leaders in facility excellence to participate in a pilot program ahead of next year’s launch where they can access and implement the developed tools and resources. If you are interested in participating in the program in early 2021, please contact engage@technicalsafetybc.ca.

These resources will be available and accessible next year for all arena owners and managers to make informed decisions for safe operations in their facilities.

Latest news

  • Remote Assessments; What you need to know.
  • Announcing design registration online
  • COVID-19: Your questions answered
  • New Directive:  Contractor Licensing Requirements
  • Online BPVR training courses – now available
  • Safety oversight of federally regulated sites

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TSBC offers a regular updates.  Get connected at  www.technicalsafetybc.ca


Events

 

RFABC is please to announce that we are partnering with the Ontario Recreation and Facilities Association (ORFA) to explore joint opportunities to deliver online courses. 

 

Safe Ice resurfacing Operator (SIRO )

This online course allows you 30 days to complete and write the exam. $299.00

Please note the operational procedures are applicable to any re-surfacing unit in Canada, but the regulatory references are Ontario specific.

 

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Register by calling Dan at RFABC 250 532 0160 (Deadline February 22, 2021)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Courses

Please check weekly as we add new courses, on a regular basis. (class dates and locations subject to change, please see listing below for confirmation)

 REGISTRATION FOR 2021 Courses are once again open! Go to the Course Registration tab at the top and proceed.   We are now getting back to limited in-person courses. Class sizes are reduced and safety measures in place for students and staff. 

"We are aware that  individuals/organizations may be experiencing financial challenges, so we are keeping our fees to the 2020 rates to support training". 

 ONLINE POOL Operator 1 COURSE 

 We are now taking registration for the next course. 

January 18, 2021 SOLD OUT

February 15, 2021   SOLD OUT

March 15, 2021 SOLD OUT

April 12, 2021 (limited enrollment, register now to avoid disappointment)

 Please call Dan to register or to get on the call list for Online courses 1-877-285-3421 or for general course information.

 

 Train the Trainer ( Recreational Ice skating Instructor course)

*This course is to certify people wanting to Train new instructors

TBA

ICE SKATING INSTRUCTOR COURSE

TBA

REFRIGERATION SAFETY AWARENESS (RSA) 

TBA for 2021

Click on course tab above to register

 ICE FACILITY OPERATOR (week 1 of 3 week RO)  

Burnaby - February 22-26, 2021  SOLD OUT

More courses to be added, stay tuned.  CLASSES ARE FILLING QUICKLY.

Click on Course registration tab above to register

REFRIGERATION OPERATOR (Formerly 5th class Refrigeration)(week 2 and 3 RO)

New Westminster - April 26 - May 7th (NEW)

Click on Course registration tab above to register

SWIMMING POOL OPERATOR 1

 TBA for 2021

NEW POOL OPERATOR 1 ONLINE COURSE ACCEPTING REGISTRATION  (SPACE IS LIMITED) Please contact Dan 250 532 0160 for more info. 

Click on course registration tab above and you will have access to  pool courses throughout the province.  By registering for our Pool courses you receive ongoing support after the class and much more. 

SWIMMING POOL OPERATOR II  

Kelowna - March 27/28 (NEW)

Click on course registration tab above and you will have access to  pool courses throughout the province.  By registering for our Pool courses you receive ongoing support after the class and much more. 

 

BUILDING SERVICE WORKER I      

New Westminster  -  February 6, 7, 2021 90% full

New Westminster - March 6, 7, 2021 (NEW)

Click on course registration tab above to register

BUILDING SERVICE WORKER II

This course is offered on a limited basis.

ARENA ICE MAKER (New format/course material)

TBA

CHLORINE SAFE HANDLING FOR POOLS  (Formerly delivered through BCMSA)

This new one day course has been redesigned for public pools 

Click on course registration tab above to register

 Zamboni and Ice maintenance

TBA

 



 

 

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