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March 2020

RFANS Strategic Planning Session

March 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sport Nova Scotia Office

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RFANS Board Meeting

March 13 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sport Nova Scotia Office

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April 2020

Ice Maintenance & Equipment Operations Course POSTPONED

April 14 @ 8:00 am - April 17 @ 5:00 pm
Pictou County Wellness Centre, 2756 Westville Rd #2
New Glasgow, NS B2H 5C6 Canada
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This course has been postponed and will be rescheduled for another date In this course, participants will learn skills to create exceptional ice, troubleshoot poor ice conditions, perform ice maintenance, and operate and maintain equipment while ensuring a safe physical setting. More course details can be found here. 

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May 2020

Certified Pool Operator (CPO) Course POSTPONED

May 6 @ 8:00 am - May 8 @ 5:00 pm
Rath Eastlink Community Centre, 625 Abenaki Road
Truro, NS B2N 0G6 Canada
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This course has been postponed and will be rescheduled for another date The CPO® course of the National Swimming Pool Foundation has been designed specifically for pool operators.  The CPO® course provides pool managers and operators with the practical and technical information they require to safely and effectively maintain their pools. More course details can be found here. 

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Scenario Planning for the Recreation Sector: Moving Ahead in Uncertain Times

May 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Thu, May 21, 2020 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ADT The unknown brings with it many questions and challenges. The pandemic has required the recreation sector to shift its plans and prepare for a different reality. The presenters will guide you through a scenario planning process and provide four sector related case studies related to programming, summer staffing, outdoor spaces, and facilities, that will also…

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Atlantic Recreation & Facilities Conference and Trade Show CANCELLED

May 27 @ 8:00 am - May 29 @ 1:00 pm
Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland, 115 Cavendish Square Street
St. John's, Newfoundland A1C 3K2 Canada
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This event has been cancelled. Next ARFC is scheduled for May 18th - 20th, 2022 in St. John's, NL! Details to follow... Conference details found here

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June 2020

Playground Inspector Certification Course CANCELLED

June 1 @ 8:00 am - June 4 @ 5:00 pm
Canada Games Centre, 26 Thomas Raddall Drive
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3S 0A3 Canada
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This course has been cancelled.  Professional staff who are responsible for playground equipment have an incredibly important job. They are helping ensure the safety of toddlers, children and youth across this country and in local neighbourhoods. If you are one of these dedicated staff, you – and your employer – can be confident in taking on this role by having up-to-date theoretical and practical knowledge…

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RFANS Annual General Meeting and Symposium POSTPONED

June 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

TBD - Will announce new date as soon as we are able to host.

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Sports Turf Management and Maintenance Course

June 16 @ 8:00 am - June 17 @ 5:00 pm

This Sports Turf Canada course is designed to introduce the latest principles and techniques of managing and maintaining natural sports turf. The course will be of interest to those who manage or maintain sports turf, other turf areas, and those who wish to develop additional knowledge and skills in this important field. The course offers a range of options to deal with issues such as…

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September 2020

Ice Making and Painting Technologies

September 15 @ 8:00 am - September 18 @ 5:00 pm
Pictou County Wellness Centre, 2756 Westville Rd #2
New Glasgow, NS B2H 5C6 Canada
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Creating a durable sheet of ice requires a clear understanding of the ice making venue and its mechanical ability and limitations. This environment will include basic yet essential scientific principles surrounding air, water, ice paint, logo materials and HVAC-R systems. Building on the theory gained in the refrigeration classes, this course will enhance the participants’ knowledge, while increasing their operational effectiveness through a clear understanding…

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