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  • RFANS is hiring!

    Deadline Monday, January 18th, 2021

    The Recreation Facility Association of Nova Scotia (RFA NS) is a province wide membership based organization that represents arena, pools, turfs and multi-dimensional recreation facilities in Nova Scotia. RFA NS is currently seeking a dynamic, energetic candidate for the position of Executive Director. Reporting to the Board of Directors, this position is responsible for the day to day operation of the Association with a focus…read more

  • Current restrictions in areas of Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) and Hants County are extended to December 21, and new restrictions will be in place provincewide over the holidays to curb the spread of COVID-19. Recreation and Sport Facility Specific Details: Effective 12:01 a.m. on December 21 to 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 10, the following restrictions are in place provincewide: social events, festivals, special events, arts/cultural…read more

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Monday January 18 – 7:15am

Recreation Facility Association of NS

𝕄𝔼𝔼𝕋 𝕋ℍ𝔼 𝔹𝕆𝔸ℝ𝔻 𝕄𝕆ℕ𝔻𝔸𝕐
Get to know RFANS Board Members!

𝗦𝗵𝗮𝘂𝗻𝗮 𝗠𝗼𝘂𝗹𝘁𝗼𝗻, 𝗖𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗥𝗲𝗴𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗥𝗲𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲
𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗱𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘁𝗶𝘁𝗹𝗲?
Aquatic & Leisure Specialist, Emera Oval, Halifax Parks & Recreation

𝗪𝗵𝘆 𝗱𝗶𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗷𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗥𝗙𝗔𝗡𝗦 𝗯𝗼𝗮𝗿𝗱?
I joined RFANS to network with others in facilities and to be part of an organization that is bringing innovative ideas to a growing industry.

𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗯𝗲𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗻 𝗥𝗙𝗔𝗡𝗦 𝗯𝗼𝗮𝗿𝗱?
I enjoy connecting with members and the board. There is a wealth of knowledge and being able to share is invaluable.

𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗱𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗹𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗲𝗲𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗥𝗙𝗔𝗡𝗦 𝗮𝗰𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗶𝘀𝗵 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗻𝗲𝘅𝘁 𝟱 𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘀?
As facility needs change over the next 5 years, I look forward to seeing how RFANS support will evolve.

𝗛𝗼𝗯𝗯𝗶𝗲𝘀/𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘁𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗼𝘂𝘁𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸
I enjoy skating, dragon boat paddling, and yoga.
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Wednesday January 13 – 8:08am

Recreation Facility Association of NS

𝙒𝙊𝙈𝙀𝙉 𝙒𝙀𝘿𝙉𝙀𝙎𝘿𝘼𝙔
𝗡𝗮𝗺𝗲: Sarah Nichols

𝗝𝗼𝗯 𝗧𝗶𝘁𝗹𝗲/𝗣𝗼𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 & 𝗙𝗮𝗰𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆: Town of Truro, Parks and Recreation, Horticulturalist Technician.

𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝘁𝗼 𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝘁𝗮𝘀𝗸𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗱𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀? I mostly do landscape maintenance, including mowing and weeding but I also get to plant annuals for the Town in the Spring and even do Christmas lights in the Fall of the year.

𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝗱𝗶𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀? I grew up on a farm, so naturally I was always outside and that's what I was used to. When it came time to go to College, I decided the Horticulture program at the NSAC was a good fit for me. It allowed me to be outdoors, active and do a rewarding job where you see results when you're done.

𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗱𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗱𝗼? My favorite part of working in recreation is creating or revitalizing a space for people to enjoy.

𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗱𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗴𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗳𝗲𝗺𝗮𝗹𝗲𝘀 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼 𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗼 𝗿𝗲𝗰 𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀? My advice for women who want to get into recreation is go for it! You won't regret it. It's a fun and rewarding career where you learn something new everyday.
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Monday January 11 – 7:09am

Recreation Facility Association of NS

𝕄𝔼𝔼𝕋 𝕋ℍ𝔼 𝔹𝕆𝔸ℝ𝔻 𝕄𝕆ℕ𝔻𝔸𝕐
Get to know RFANS Board Members!

𝗥𝗼𝗯𝗶𝗻 𝗡𝗼𝗿𝗿𝗶𝗲 – 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀, 𝗖𝘂𝗹𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 & 𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 (𝗲𝘅-𝗼𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗼)
𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗱𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘁𝗶𝘁𝗹𝗲?
I am the Manager of Recreation in the Communities, Sport & Recreation Division of CCH. I have been with the division since 2012. Before that I worked as a Regional Physical Activity Coordinator in the Fundy Region for two years. I worked a good chunk of my early career in municipal recreation with the Town of Wolfville, NS and the Town of Wabush, in Labrador.

𝗪𝗵𝘆 𝗱𝗶𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗷𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗥𝗙𝗔𝗡𝗦 𝗯𝗼𝗮𝗿𝗱?
CCH has always had ex-officio representation on the RFANS board. I am very pleased to have been given this assignment last year.

𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗯𝗲𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗻 𝗥𝗙𝗔𝗡𝗦 𝗯𝗼𝗮𝗿𝗱?
I appreciate hearing from those on the ground and the challenges and successes that they are encountering as they provide direct recreation opportunities to communities across the province. The other members on the board are great cross section of folks from across the province and across the sector. They are all dedicated recreation professionals that care deeply about the work they do.

𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗱𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗹𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗲𝗲𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗥𝗙𝗔𝗡𝗦 𝗮𝗰𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗶𝘀𝗵 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗻𝗲𝘅𝘁 𝟱 𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘀?
I would like to see RFANS continue to grow and expand its leadership role within the sector. RFANS has a long history to build on, especially with arenas and aquatic facilities.

𝗛𝗼𝗯𝗯𝗶𝗲𝘀/𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘁𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗼𝘂𝘁𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸
One of my favorite things to do is swimming. It is my happy place. I also really enjoy stand up paddle boarding, gardening, and travelling (which I have really missed during the pandemic)
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