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

HRM/Hants and Holiday Restrictions

December 16th, 2020

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

Asymptomatic Testing for COVID-19

December 11th, 2020

Nova Scotians who do not have symptoms of COVID-19 can now get tested across the province. The Department of Health and Wellness has asked us to share the following message about testing with our members. Asymptomatic testing can help Public Health detect positive cases in people who don’t have symptoms and help prevent the spread. It is an opportunity for Nova Scotians to help keep…read more

Survey – Food Promotion in Recreation Facilities

Deadline December 15, 2020

Dear Recreation Sector Members of Nova Scotia, We are inviting you to take part in an online survey on food promotion in recreation facilities in Canada. This project is funded by Health Canada and is a collaboration of Public Health Ontario, the Universities of Victoria, Alberta, Calgary, Saskatchewan, and Toronto, and Dalhousie University. This survey is conducted by Drs. Rachel Prowse, Erin Hobin, PJ Naylor,…read more

New Restrictions for Western and HRM Zones

Updated December 4th, 2020

**EXTENDED UNTIL DECEMBER 16TH** Today the Province announced further changes to Public Health Regulations related to COVID-19.  These changes are applicable to the zone of Western and Central Halifax Reginal Municipality (HRM), which is defined as HRM from Hubbard’s to (and including) Porters Lake and the communities up to Elmsdale and Mount Uniacke/Hants County including businesses.  As it relates to recreation and sport facilities, the…read more

Domestic Rotational Workers entering Recreation & Sport Facilities

November 9th, 2020

Do you have questions around rotational workers entering your facility? Check out the following website for details: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/restrictions-and-guidance/#self-isolation-requirements Information listed here is directly from the above source: Working outside the province (domestic rotational workers) Individuals who live in Nova Scotia and travel to work in another Canadian province or territory on a regular schedule (like Alberta oil workers) must self-isolate for the period of time they’re…read more

Women Wednesday

RFANS would like to start a series on Facebook and in our monthly emails highlighting women working in the operations of recreation facilities. If you know of someone you would like to highlight or if you would like to submit yourself please answer the following and submit to rfans@sportnovascotia.ca. Questions to answer: 1. Name 2. Job title/position, Facility where you work 3. What are some…read more

For Sale

October 23rd, 2020

The Westville Rink has 8 –  80″ blades for sale. All are in good shape: one 4 1/8,  three  4 1/4, one 4 3/8, two 4 3/4, and 4 7/8 wide. Contact the Westville Rink at 902-396-3677 or westvillerink@eastlink.ca if you are interested.

Diversity and Inclusion Survey – Hockey NS

Deadline November 1st, 2020

Want to make a difference in making hockey a more welcoming, diverse and inclusive sport for everyone? Here is your chance! The Hockey Nova Scotia Diversity and Inclusion Task Force has launched an innovative digital survey seeking public feedback. Please share this poster in your facilities so everyone has the opportunity to tell their story! Survey closes November 1st! Click here for printable poster

COVID-19 Return to Recreation (Program and Facility) Guidelines

UPDATED October 14th, 2020

NEW UPDATES All organizations are required to have a reopening plan that outlines how your operations will adhere to public health guidance. Attached you’ll find some information to support and guide this work. Please find for your review Sport and Recreation Guidelines. COVID-19 Return to Recreation (Program and Facility) Guidelines Supplemental document for considerations for reopening recreation facilities COVID-19 Reopening Guidelines for Nova Scotia Fitness…read more