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2019 Supplier and Education Guide

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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


2020 Logo 

Conference Registration and Hotel Reservation now open

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Tigh Na Mara Resort, Parksville, BC

May 11-13th

including Trade Show and Dinner May 12th and Awards Banquet May 13th 

Trade Show Registration 60% Full

Our 2019 Trade Show and Dinner in Harrison Hot Springs was a huge success with over 200 people partaking in the dinner and show. 

We are once again offering our conference special for $1100 which includes a booth, annual membership and 4 business card ads in our quarterly magazine. 

Please call Dwayne Kalynchuk at 1-250-514-7518 or drop me an e-mail at dwayne@rfabc.com with any questions.

Register here.

 Alberni Valley Ammonia Report Released by TSBC 

Technical Safety BC has published its incident investigation report into an ammonia release at the Alberni Valley Multiplex.

Read more here.


The Canada Infrastructure Report Card 


"These assets have a consistent condition across this category. Approximately 30-35% of them are in fair condition or worse, and a large proportion of some facility types are more than 50 years old. The asset classes in the worst condition (i.e., more than 30% are in fair, poor or very poor condition) include single pad ice arenas, outdoor pools and wading pools, indoor 25-metre pools, indoor curling rinks and tennis courts."

Read More 

2019-2021 RFABC Strategic Plan Available

Click here. 06/26/2019


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 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





New Westminster -  February 21, 2020

Click on course tab above to register

 ICE FACILITY OPERATOR (week 1 of 3 week RO)

Port Moody - April 20- 24  50% Full

Summerland - April 20 -24  (NEW)

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)

Lower Mainland TBA - May 25-June 5 (NEW)

Trail - June 8-19  (NEW)

Click on Course registration tab above to register


Prince George - Feb. 20/21  Sold Out

Coquitlam - Feb. 29/March 1  (NEW)

Victoria - March 7/8  90% Full

Qualicum - March 28/29 (NEW)

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. 


Prince George -  February 22/23, 2020   90% Full

Victoria - March 28/29  NEW

Langley - March 29 and April 5th  NEW  2 Sundays  

Powell River - April 18/19th   90% Full

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. 



Port Moody -  March 27/28   90% Full

Oliver - April 17/18 (NEW)

Click on course registration tab above to register


This course is offered on a limited basis.

ARENA ICE MAKER (New format/course material)


CHLORINE SAFE HANDLING FOR POOLS  (Formerly delivered through BCMSA)

This new one day course has been redesigned for public pools

Coquitlam - March 15  (NEW) 

Click on course registration tab above to register

 Zamboni and Ice maintenance





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