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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

Strategies for Reopening Arenas Webinar
Over the past few weeks, RFABC has been working closely with many different stakeholder and regulatory groups, to help us understand the path to the new norm and what it may look like. I am sure you have all been inundated with various documents and are developing return to activity scenarios.
 
Here are links to the recording and slide deck:

Recording (Due to technical difficulties, introduction and survey presentation was not recorded)

https://zoom.us/rec/share/7uUpCJjO_ztIRJ3Gw33lAvY5Eobleaa81Sge__BbzxxVXfnLVKG84QOfGvo-pliq?startTime=1590682855000

Power Point Slides

Arena Webinar 2020.ppsx


Worksafe BC Risk Advisory

What is the potential risk?

Stagnant water in idle water systems and piping can provide an opportunity for harmful bacteria such as Legionella to survive and grow.  More...


Annual General Meeting Recap

Our first virtual AGM was held May 13, 2020. Thank you to all attendees. 

Congratulations to the following members for their appointments to the following Board roles:

  • Terry Welsh, President
  • John Marcellus, Past President
  • Carol Sheridan, President Elect
  • Sheena Boyles, Secretary
  • Erica McDonald, Marketing and Membership Director
  • Jayson Murray, Technical Director

Thank you to Chris Siddaway for his many years of service to the board and association.

2020 Award Winners

Bob Muir Memorial Trophy

Ian Welle, Polar Engineering

Bill Woycik Outstanding Facility Award

Queens Park Arena, New Westminster

Harry Atkinson Memorial Trophy

Tristan Webb, Westshore Recreation Centre, Island Zone

Dave Dauphinee Memorial Trophy

Gary Paterson, City of Nanaimo

Cyndi Lathrop, City of Surrey

Gerry Morgan Memorial Trophy

Marilyn Bate

Past Presidents Award

Lower Mainland Zone

Life Membership Award Recipients:

  • Ron Aubrey
  • Denis Leclerc

Looking forward to seeing you in Penticton 2021


RFABC Best Practices for Reopening Indoor Recreation Facilities Survey

With the release of the BC Restart plan (https://bit.ly/2ztkhJI), RFABC is gathering information for the reopening of indoor recreation facilities. Members are invited to share their ideas with their cohorts across the province.

Sharing your thoughts on the cornerstones for reopening will assist the recreation community in meeting the phases outlined in the plan.  Share your ideas on:
-Physical distancing (reducing density of people)
-Engineering controls (barriers and ventilation)
-Administrative controls (rules and guidelines)
-Personal Protective equipment

This information auto-populate to a google sheet for easy access to review and serve as a resource beyond the survey deadline.  The format will allow us to filter results to different facility types or key categories.

Contributors to the survey will also receive an early access link to the survey information.

Your assistance with this survey is greatly appreciated.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/indoor_rec


Save the date:  May 28th  Arena Reopening Webinar

Planning is underway to host an Arena Reopening Webinar.



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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

Click here.

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


 IAKS Study Trip Rescheduled 

Arising from the worldwide pandemic of COVID-19 the IAKS Study Trip planned for Metro Vancouver has been rescheduled for  September 29 - 30th, 2020

Details will be available here:


2019-2021 RFABC Strategic Plan Available

Click here. 06/26/2019

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 is open! Go to the Course Registration tab at the top and proceed.  ( Please note June courses are cancelled or in the process of being rescheduled, we will be reviewing courses weekly and schedule when it is safe to do so) This is a fluid situation and we will do our best to support everyone, as we move forward. Currently enrolled students will be contacted directly for options. 

NEW ONLINE POOL Operator 1 COURSE 

 Register Now .... next class starts June 8,2020

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

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)

Mackenzie June 20  90% Full (Postponed)

Click on course tab above to register

 ICE FACILITY OPERATOR (week 1 of 3 week RO) 

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

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)

Langley - May 25-June 5  Full  (ACTIVE)

Lake Cowichan - May 25-June 5th  Full  (ACTIVE)

Trail - June 8-19     (Postponed)

Click on Course registration tab above to register

SWIMMING POOL OPERATOR 1

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

Click on course registration tab above and you will have access to over 17 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 

TBA

Click on course registration tab above and you will have access to over 8 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 

 TBA

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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