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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 1-877-285-3421

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Spring 2019 F2F Magazine now available

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F2F SP 19



2019 Conference logo

Registration Now Open

Get the latest on sessions, preconference session, social activities, and golf tournament  by clicking here 

Register Here

Delegate registration for the 2019 RFABC Conference in Harrison Hot Springs May 13th thru 16th now open.

Full registration $600 members. $650 non-members includes all meals; $25 for optional tours;

Golf tournament $125

For Hotel Reservations at Harrison Hot Springs Resort Dial 1-800-663-2266 Press 1 for Room Reservations and ask for the RFABC Conference block. Rates Main Hotel $134; West Tower $174; East Tower $184

Ammonia Safety Training Institute (ASTI)

Ice Rink Ammonia Release Simulation and the Appropriate Response (first time offered in BC)

Sponsored by Accent Refrigeration

This newly developed course is offered by  the Ammonia Safety and Training Institute will cover the following:

à When to go into your compressor room

à When you evacuate your facility

à When you evacuate your neighborhood

à How to evacuate your facility

à The role of management, first responders, operators, and refrigeration mechanic

à Real life stories and a facility ammonia response simulation.

 Session Fees, including lunch:

  • Preconference workshop with conference registration $119
  • Pre-conference without conference registration $139

Space is Limited:  Register Here

RFABC Award Nominations now open

Award categories honor individuals, facilities, entry level staff, and zones.

Award details and Nomination procedures are listed here

Recreation Facility Asset Management Program (RFAM)

Complimentary for all Members

Click here for detailslinks to external site

Contact Dwayne Kalynchuk for information or enrollment.  Email

New Technical Safety Resources for Owners of Ammonia Plants

Technical Safety BC Maintenance Program Guideline for Ammonia Plant Owners

Technical Safety BC Guideline for In-Service Assessment of Ammonia Refrigeration Plants

 Technical Safety BC Manual for Owners and Operators of Special Status Plants (Arenas)

Technical Safety BC - Understanding and Preventing the Dangers of Ammonia Exposure 

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 Our  mailing address is RFABC, PO Box 53590, RPO Broadmead, Victoria, BC, V8X 5K2. Please contact dan@rfabc.com  or 1-877-285-3421 (toll free) for assistance with courses and memberships. 





Take a Course

Click here for a list of upcoming 2019 Courses  Please check weekly as we add new courses, on a regular basis. 

Please call Dan at 1-877-285-3421 or dan@rfabc.com for more info


Richmond - March 23/24  70% FULL

Victoria - August 10/11 (NEW)



ICE FACILITY OPERATOR (week 1 of 3 week RO)

Delta March 25-29th  SOLD OUT

Delta - March 29th (IFO exam rewrite)

Aldergrove - April 29- May 3rd  50% FULL

More courses to be added ...stay tuned.


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

New Westminster - May 27 June 7   80% FULL

To avoid disappointment register now !


Castlegar - March 26/27 (NEW)

Kamloops - April 6/7 

Coquitlam - April 19/20 (NEW)

Kelowna - April 25/26  50% FULL

Invermere - May 4/5 (NEW)

Victoria - June 1/2 (NEW)


VictoriaMarch 30/31  70% FULL

Creston - April 13/14 (NEW)

Coquitlam - May 25/26 (NEW)


MacKenzie- March 27/28  80% FULL

Surrey - March 30/31 SOLD OUT

Coquitlam - April 27/28 (NEW)

Trail - May 22/23  75% FULL



This course is offered on a limited basis.

We are currently revising the program.  For more information contact Dan 
1-877-285-3421 or dan@rfabc.com

To register, click on the COURSES tab above!


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