2022 Atlantic Recreation & Facilities Conference & Trade Show

About the Conference

The fourth Atlantic Recreation and Facilities Conference and Trade Show will be held May 18 -May 20, 2022 at the Sheraton Hotel in St. John’s, NL. This year’s conference theme is “Focused on the Future”. The theme invites us to be forward thinking when it comes to anticipating changes in the recreation and facilities sector. The conference will provide an opportunity to explore current practices and new ideas that may shape ongoing practices and standards in the sector.

As always, the Atlantic Recreation & Facilities Conference and Trade Show is brought to you in partnership by Recreation PEI, Recreation Nova Scotia, Recreation Facility Association of Nova Scotia, Recreation New Brunswick and Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador.

This exciting Atlantic gathering dedicated to Recreation and Facilities will have keynote speakers, sessions and roundtables focusing on professional development and growth, a trade show focused on programming and purchasing opportunities, along with nightly social events creating opportunities for collaboration and networking.

About the Trade Show

The 2022 ARFC Trade Show will be showcased at the Sheraton Hotel.

The afternoon will consist of mingling and networking with exhibitors from across Canada while they showcase and demonstrate the latest products, services, and market trends affecting today’s recreation personnel, extravagant food and drink, prize draws from exhibitors booths, and a fabulous Grand Prize draw at the end of the evening — all set within a distinctive and stylish atmosphere.

Who Should Attend?

Participants will represent all facets of the recreation and facilities sectors from both rural and urban centers: including facility managers and operators, leaders in the field of recreation including programmers and event planners, parks, trails, sport, health and health promotion, municipal and provincial government representatives, non-profit community groups and organizations, planners and designers, volunteers, students, educators, academics and researchers, from across Atlantic Canada.

**Please note, be prepared that proof of vaccination and photo ID may be required to attend conference and trade show.**

For more details or to register visit http://arfc.ca/

On Behalf of the Recreation Facility Association of NS (RFANS) and Recreation NS (RNS) we have jointly received funding from the Department of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage (CCTH) towards the financial assistance of conference registration fees for the Atlantic Recreation and Facilities Conference and Tradeshow .
This funding will assist fifteen (15) RFANS and fifteen (15) RNS members with registration costs to attend. Funding is also available to provide five (5) full conference packages (travel, accommodations and conference registrations) to applicants from the following equity groups: Youth Disabled, Indigenous Persons, African Nova Scotians, or other Racially Visible Persons.

For more information or to apply for financial assistance to offset the conference registration fee:

ARFC Conference Financial Assistance Application (jotform.com)



Looking to be an exhibitor at the ARFC Trade Show? Details found here!

We’re pleased to announce that Air Canada is offering a discount on flights to our conference. Use the promotion code BX8EQAP1 at checkout. Please note:

  • The booking is to be made to the following city: St. Johns, YYT (NL)
  • The travel period begins Wednesday, May 11, 2022 and ends Saturday, May 28, 2022.
  • Travel is valid Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday,
  • Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
  • For North America: 5% applies on standard fares, 10% on flex fares & higher. For International Travel: 10% on standard fares & higher.

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