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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


F2F Connections

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.

Aquatic Facility Best Practice Meeting

Thanks for attending the session.  Here is the recording and chat log for the session.


Return to Sport:  The Next Phase


Over 50 members attended the session on operational considerations for a return to sport. Though the principles for following PHO guidelines remain,  panellists and participants were excited to be discussing the opening of sport.

Here is the recording and the chat log.



How to Achieve Quality Ice – Key Factors Affecting Ice Quality

When: Jun 15, 2021 10:00 AM Vancouver
Register in advance for this webinar:here 

Jet Ice has developed a webinar for RFABC members on key factors impacting ice quality. Dave Loverock, Vice President of Jet Ice will share his knowledge to help our members achieve high quality ice. A Q & A session will follow his presentation.


Spring Zone Meetings


Members are invited to join the discussions at your zone meeting. A programmer breakout room will be available if there is enough interest. 

Kootenays June 15th 1:30 PM Zoom Details

Protocols for Sport and Recreation

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Upcoming Courses

 Go to the Course Registration tab at the top and proceed. 

Class sizes are reduced and safety measures have been implemented foe students and staff.

ONLINE Pool Operator 1 & 2 COURSES

Pool Operator 1

  • July 4th
  • August 1st

Pool Operator 2

  • June 20th
  • July 18th
  • August 15th

 Please call Dwayne to register for online courses:  250-514-7518   

Building Service Worker 1 (BSW)

  • New Westminster June 5th & 6th (New)

Click here to register

Refrigeration Safety Awareness (RSA) 

  • Victoria - June16, 2021 (NEW)

Click here to register

Ice Facility Operator (week 1 of 3 week RO)  

  • Langley- June 21-25th (NEW)
  • Vernon - July 12-16 (NEW)

Click here to register.

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

  • Vernon-August 16 - 27th (NEW)
  • New Westminster - October 18 - 29th (NEW Date)

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Swimming Pool Operator 1

  • Invermere June 21 & 22
  • Creston June 26 & 27
  • Victoria Sept 18 & 19
  • Prince George Oct 2 & 3

Click here to register

Swimming Pool Operator II

  • Revelstoke August 14 & 15, 2021
  • Victoria Oct 2 & 3, 2021

Click here to register

Chlorine Safe Handling for Pools 

(Formerly delivered through BCMSA) : This one day course has been redesigned for public pools

  • Oak Bay Sept 11th, 2021

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The following course are offered periodically based on requests from our members:

  •  Zamboni and Ice maintenance
  • Arena Ice Maker
  • Building Service Worker II
  • Train the Trainer ( Recreational Ice skating Instructor course) This course is to certify people wanting to Train new instructors
  • Ice Skating Instructor Course



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