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COVID-19 and Beyond

RFABC has compiled a number of resources to assist members with current challenges as well as preparing for the reopening of services when the time is right.  If you have resources or information to share,  please email Don Chow don@rfabc.com

Follow this link to COVID-19 Resources and Planning

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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

Facility to Facility 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.

Here are the first 2 events!

Register now for timely and urgent topics facing facility operations today:

Return to Hockey Phase III “Challenges off the Field of Play”

This webinar is open to the province and will explore issues around the logistics of operating arenas during COVID-19 and how sport-specific guidelines for the safe return to hockey affect operations and facility management both on and off the ice (dressing rooms/players’ benches/lobby traffic/cleaning protocols etc).

Representatives from ViaSport and BC Hockey as well as municipal facility operators will be present to provide valuable perspectives for participants. 

We invite participants to submit questions/issues in advance. don@rfabc.com.

Sep 18, 2020 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this webinar: Space is limited to 500 registrants.

 
Outdoor Pools: Lessons Learned

Many BC communities are now in the process of closing their outdoors pools for the season.  RFABC is pleased to offer an opportunity to hear from staff and managers about the challenges and successes resulting from managing seasonal pool operations during COVID 19.  This online discussion will provide the opportunity for a  province wide debrief. 

The session will be hosted by RFABC President Elect and Manager of Parks and Recreation in Oliver, Carol Sheridan.

When: Sep 16, 2020 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance.

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Phase 3 Return to Sport Guidelines

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Special Newsletter!

Next week's webinars include:

  • Return to Sport Phase 3
  • Aerosol Mitigation in Recreation Facilities

https://conta.cc/31iP4Ve


 

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Ammonia Equipment Integrity Program Webinar

Recording and Slides available in the RFABC Library under Arena Management/Maintenance section. 

Check it out here.

RFABC is grateful to Polar Engineering and TSBC for their contributions to this important topic.


BC Hockey

BC Hockey has released a template resource to support the membership in the development of their ‘Return to Hockey’ plans.

Members can download the template directly from the BC Hockey website in the Return to Play Resources section HERE.


WorksafeBC Protocols for Sport and Recreation

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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

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 2020 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. 

 ONLINE POOL Operator 1 COURSE 

 Register Now .... next class starts October 19th, registration is filling up.

 Please call Dan to register for Online course 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

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ICE SKATING INSTRUCTOR COURSE

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REFRIGERATION SAFETY AWARENESS (RSA)

Mackenzie June 20  90% Full (Postponed)

New Westminster -  November 6th   (NEW)

Click on course tab above to register

 ICE FACILITY OPERATOR (week 1 of 3 week RO) 

Mackenzie - June 15-19   75% Full (Postponed)

New Westminster- October 19 - 23  85% FULL

New Westminster - October 23 (Exam Rewrite)

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 - November 23rd - December 4th (NEW)

Click on Course registration tab above to register

SWIMMING POOL OPERATOR 1

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 

Victoria - September 26/27  50% FULL

Kelowna - October 24/25 (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   

Oliver - September 18/19  70% Full

New Westminster - October 3/4 SOLD OUT

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)

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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

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