Dealing with COVID-19

March 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 rfans@sportnovascotia.ca Pools Shutdown? How to deal with your pool – Water & Ice North America Pool & Hot Tub Alliance resources  Playgrounds To close playgrounds or not to close playgrounds under the COVID pandemic – CPSI…read more

Do you have questions about Service Animals?

Have questions around service dog entry into your recreation facilities? Here are some answers! Check out the links below to learn about the Service Dog Act in Nova Scotia and Service Dogs Canada resources. Service Dog Act Nova Scotia  Service Dogs Canada

RFANS Course Updates

March 16th, 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 Ice Maintenance and Equipment Operations course scheduled for April 14th – 17th, 2020 at the Pictou County Wellness Centre has been postponed. We will be looking to reschedule at a later date. Details to…read more

A quick note on COVID-19 and your pool

March 16th, 2020

RFANS recognizes that many recreational facilities have elected to shut down during this time but we wanted to share some information that may help those still operating or for your operations when you reopen. Water & Ice North America has addressed COVID-19 and your pool. Below is an email from Robert Hickey with information you may find helpful. “The phone calls are starting to come…read more

COVID-19 Update

March 13th, 2020

RFANS is monitoring the evolving and changing situation with COVID-19. Currently our courses are still set to move forward but we will continue to vigilantly monitor health recommendations both nationally and provincially. Our top priority is the health and safety of our instructors and participants. We will continue to update as the situation changes. Here are some important documents to help reduce the spread of…read more

Zatzman Sportsplex is hiring a General Manager!

Deadline March 27th, 2020

Due to the pending retirement of the current General Manager, the Sportsplex is seeking a dynamic, experienced, visionary leader to guide the organization into the future. General Manager Job Description

The Recreational Trail Expansion Grant Program 2020-2021 is now accepting applications

This Communities, Culture and Heritage (CCH) 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 perform capital upgrades to existing trails in order to increase opportunities for Nova Scotians to recreate in the outdoors and connect with nature. The guidelines for the Recreational Trail Expansion Grant program are attached. Soon they…read more

Looking for Volunteers for the North American Indigenous Games

The North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) are searching for volunteers. Details on volunteer opportunities can be found at the link below. volunteer info pack

Atlantic Recreation & Facilities Conference and Trade Show Registration is Open!

February 19th, 2020

Register now for the Atlantic Recreation & Facilities Conference and Trade Show. Join us May 27th – 29th, 2020 in St. John’s, Newfoundland for what promises to be an educational and fun time. We have a variety of sessions, networking opportunities and fabulous socials – a little something for everyone! Hope to see you there! For more details, registration information and program schedule go to…read more

Recreation Facilities Emergency Management Forum

June 7th-9th, 2020

The Ontario Recreation Facilities Association is hosting the Recreation Facilities Emergency Management Forum, June 7-9, 2020 at the Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto, Canada. The Forum’s goal is to inform and inspire recreation facility professionals to improve what they already do best: helping to sustain healthy and safe communities. Further details on the forum can be found at https://www.orfa.com/FORUM2020 PROGRAM BROCHURE DIGITAL LINK: https://cloud.3dissue.com/2433/3184/238587/Forum2020/index.html PROGRAM BROCHURE…read more