Dealing with COVID-19 Resources and Updates

Updated May 27th, 2020

We are going to try our best to share resources for dealing with COVID-19 in your recreation facilities. If you want to share a resource you have found contact Reopening Plans Preparing to reopen Nova Scotia IHRSA Framework on Reopening Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide  Halifax Chamber of Commerce – Re-opening Business in Halifax Toolkit Halifax Chamber of Commerce – Poster 5 Ways to…read more

RFANS Course Updates

April 23rd, 2020

As the situation with the Corona Virus (COVID-19) continues to change we continue to monitor our course offerings and the imposed safety of our participants and instructors. That being said, the following courses/programs have been postponed or cancelled: Ice Maintenance and Equipment Operations April 14th – 17th, 2020 Pictou County Wellness Centre POSTPONED Certified Pool Operators Course May 6th – 8th, 2020 Rath Eastlink Community…read more

RFANS Virtual Regional Meetings

RFANS would like to invite you to join us virtually, by region, for a check in. We want to hear from you! Give us an update on how your recreation facility is dealing with COVID-19 now that we are over a month into the State of Emergency.  What challenges are you now facing in your recreation facilities? What do you anticipate as upcoming challenges? What…read more

Low Carbon Communities and Connect2 program

The NS Department of Energy and Mines is pleased to open the 2020-2021 program of Low Carbon Communities (LCC) and Connect2 (C2).  We are inviting communities and organizations to submit an Expression of Interest to get the application process started. Support is available for transportation, buildings, electricity and other projects that have the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Funding can be used for community planning, feasibility studies, learning by doing, public engagement sessions, program promotion and demonstration projects. We will be accepting and reviewing…read more

Looking to Volunteer?

Shared from the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage: During times of great need, Nova Scotians are always there for one another. There are so many people in our neighbourhoods and communities who rely on non-profit organizations for important and necessary services, like meal delivery. And in turn, those organizations rely on the time and energy of their volunteers. This is especially true right now…read more

Call to Action

RFANS and RNS are proud to have partnered to develop this joint statement on the importance recreation and engaging the sector during these challenging times. We encourage you to share this message with your municipal councils, board of directors and other partners vital to your work.  

Ice Rink Heat Recovery Webinar

CIMCO is offering a free webinar on Ice rink Heat Recovery on Wednesday, April 22. Register here 

R-22 Phase Out – What to Consider

As R-22 is phased out in rinks, here is an information sheet to help guide you in what you need to consider when planning to replace the refrigerant or system. R-22 Information Sheet

The Recreational Trail Expansion Grant Program 2020-2021 UPDATE

**UPDATE APRIL 7TH, 2020 Recognizing the current COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges facing many trail stakeholders, CCH is extending the deadline to apply to the Recreational Trail Expansion Program from April 14, 2020 to April 30, 2020, 4:30 pm. The Recreational Trail Expansion Grant Program provides funding to community groups, municipalities, Mi’kmaq Band Councils, and not-for- profit organizations to develop new trails, expand recreational trails, and…read more

We want to help!

Due April 3rd, 2020

SURVEY – COVID-19 and Facility Operations The Recreation Facility Association of Nova Scotia (RFANS) is monitoring the impact of COVID-19 on our recreation and sport facilities. Your input is critically important and will let us communicate how the sector is managing at this time. Please fill out our survey, linked below, so RFANS can support recreation facilities and help provide information to government on the…read more