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2016 Recreation Nova Scotia Conference

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Pictou County, Nova Scotia
Conference Site: Pictou County Wellness Centre
Host Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Stellarton-New Glasgow

Change the Playbook
Strategy • Partnership • Success

Conference Schedule

Pre Conference Session Tuesday September 27th 

6:00pm – 9:00pm: Women as Leaders in Recreation and Sport (email to register)

Day 1 – Wednesday, September 28th 

Breakfast on your own

8:30am – 4:00pm: Registration open

9:00am: Auction opens

10:15am – 12:00pm: Welcome, Opening, Keynote Buhle Dlamini, Unleashing Greatness

12:15pm – 1:00pm: Lunch

12:15 pm – 4:00 pm: Keppoch Mountain Field Trip

1:15pm – 2:30pm: Breakout #1
• Advancement of the Shared Strategy: Core Competencies
• Promising Practices Sessions:
1:15pm – 2:30pm: Implementation of AT Plans
1:15pm – 2:30pm: Gender Equity – “Change As You See Fit

2:30pm – 2:45pm: Nutrition break

2:45pm – 4:00 pm: Breakout #2
• Advancement of the Shared Strategy: Preparing for the Changing Landscape of Recreation
• Promising practices sessions:
2:45pm – 3:15pm: Surfing Program Mi’kmaq Community
3:30pm – 4:00pm: NS Public Libraries
2:45pm – 4:00 pm: Mental Health & Recreation
4:00pm: Recreation for All Foundation: AGM with Reception


4:30pm: Auction closes

4:30pm: Grant Potter Memorial Hockey Game

4pm – 5:30pm: Wellness: Self-directed recreation: Show your Recreation Nova Scotia conference name badge at the reception desk on the YMCA of Pictou County located within the Pictou County Wellness Centre for your complimentary pass to enjoy their facilities. You can enjoy their fitness centre and/or aquatic centre.

5:30pm – 6:30 pm: RNS Networking Social

6:30pm: Dinner and Awards Presentation

9:00pm: Regional Games Highland Style

Day 2 – Thursday, September 29th 

Breakfast on your own

8:00am – 4pm: Registration Open

9:00am – 10:15am: Breakout #3
• Advancement of the Shared Strategy : Reducing Barriers for Children
• Promising practices sessions:
9:00am – 9:30am: Antigonish Multi-Sport Program
9:45am – 10:15am: Accessibility (Focus on Training Program Leaders/staff) –
9:00am – 9:30am: Steps to Connect
9:45am – 10:15am: Parks for All: Highlights from the Canadian Parks Summit –

10:15am-10:30am- Nutrition break

10:30am – 11:45am: Breakout #4
• Advancement of the Shared Strategy: Tools and Resources
• REC TALKS : Similar to the ever popular TED Talks, REC Talks aims to share ideas with the recreation sector. Presenters will be sharing innovative stories and promising practices that will inspire delegates and leave them with a renewed sense of excitement and energy toward their profession and community.

12pm – 12:30pm: Lunch

12:30pm – 2:00pm: AGM

2:15pm – 2:30pm: Nutrition break

2:30pm – 4:00 pm: World Café

• Advancement of the Shared Strategy:  Recreation’s Role in Physical Literacy

4:00pm: Closing Remarks


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