Annual General Meeting & Trade Show 2019

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

Trade Show
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.   
Centennial Arena
120 Webster Street, Kentville, NS

Exhibitors will be showcasing products and information in the fields of arenas, aquatics, turf, playgrounds, building operations and more! Fingers foods will be provided throughout the afternoon as well as a cash bar.

Exhibitors in attendance this year:

Ven-Rez Products Ltd.
Tessier Récréo-Parc Inc.
Jet Ice Ltd.
At The Lake (ATL) Distributing
Marmak Information Technologies
Efficiency Nova Scotia
SCP Distributors
STAK Fitness/MATRIX Canada
PlayPower Canada
Musco Sports Lighting
Covermaster Inc.
Seacor Athletic
ABC Recreation
I.B. Storey Inc.
Sports Turf Canada
Safety Services Nova Scotia
Nova Turf Care Products Ltd.
Cintas Canada
Saunders Equipment Ltd.
Centaur Products Inc.
Cobequid Trail Consulting
Monarch Enterprises Limited
Fitworks Equipment
Technical Safety Division; Labour & Advanced Education
JBB Consultants & Engineers Inc.
Water & Ice North America Inc.

Deadline to register a booth is May 10th, 2019.
Trade Show Exhibitor Form 
Trade Show Map
Parking Map

For those looking to only attend part of the event the prices are as follows:
Trade Show: $25 HST included (cash only at door; contact Brittany to be invoiced)
Social: $25 HST included (cash only at door; contact Brittany to be invoiced)
AGM & Sessions: $157 +HST (Must register before May 29)

Full Event Registration
Members: $195 +HST
Non-Members: $250 +HST

6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Kings Arm Pub
390 Main Street, Kentville, NS

Join us after the Trade Show for more networking in a social atmosphere! Appetizers will be provided.

Delegate registration is open!

Registration Deadline May 29th, 2019!

Click here for the registration form. 

Friday, June 7th, 2019

Old Orchard Inn
153 Greenwich Road South, Wolfville, NS

8:30 a.m. Breakfast/Annual General Meeting/Keynote
AGM Schedule and Minutes found here
Keynote Speaker: Hon. Kevin Murphy, Speaker of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly and MLA for Eastern Shore

Accessibility in Recreation and Sport

The Hon. Kevin Murphy will present a brief history of his involvement in amateur sport prior to his hockey accident giving his perspective as an athlete, and a bit about his hockey accident with a focus on safety procedures in facilities, his post injury involvement in community advocacy for persons with disabilities, his post injury involvement as an administrator/volunteer for local amateur sport, and now his experiences as a parent (with a disability) of an amateur athlete.

10:30 a.m. Break
10:40 a.m. Session 1
Option 1
RFAM – Recreation Facility Asset Management  – John Tarantino (Marmak Information Technologies)

Attendees will be introduced to the RFAM solution that is being offered as a value-added service to RFANS members. There will be an overview of the various modules available, details on future releases, and how various organizations across Canada have benefited from implementing this solution. This session will highlight the benefits of the RFAM solution and how it enables facility and open space staff to complete their daily functions. One benefit of adopting the RFAM? The RFANS will be better able to understand and address the needs of its members.

Option 2
Arena Round Table – Paul MacDonald (Centre 200), Bill Cruickshank (BMO Centre/RBC Centre),
Bud MacInnis (Antigonish Arena) and Bob Quigley (Quigley Recreation Services)

Attend a discussion with four experienced professionals working in Nova Scotia Arenas. The panel has year of experience working in the arena industry around event planning, ice and arena maintenance, scheduling and more! Delegates are encouraged to send questions or topics for discussion prior to the session to Questions and discussion topics will also be taken from the floor during the panel session.

11:25 a.m. Break
11:35 a.m. Session 2
Option 1
Anti-Racism Policy and Protocol – Brendon Smithson (NAIG 2020 Executive Director of Games Delivery) &
Sara-Lynne Knockwood (Tripartite Forum)

The Nova Scotia Tripartite Forum Sport and Recreation working committee has created a resource for facilities to help address the issue of racism and/or discrimination. The resource is a living document that can be streamlined into current facility policies and procedures. The resource is a full policy, which includes an Action Plan, should an incident occur.

Phase 1 of the project was the development of the resource, along with a pilot project of implementing the resource into CBRM arenas.

Phase 2 was partnering with RFANS to share the resource regionally throughout the province, and provide learning workshops about the policy and Action Plan.

Option 2
Maintenance Days/Time – Can They Be Effective – Joe Breedon, City of Barrie & Sports Turf Canada

Creating and effectively utilizing an in-season field closure program can be extremely challenging. Come and hear how a variety of municipalities are handling these opportunities, some with great success. Find out about the parties involved in making a field closure for maintenance work and the best practices used by those who actively use these programs. User group communication techniques will be shared.

12:20 p.m.
The Regulators Perspective on Refrigeration Plants and other Recreational Facilities – Don Hartt, OH&S and Donald Landry, Technical Safety Boiler & Power Engineer

For the technical safety portion, this session will focus on the check list used during a rink inspection and the 3 most common deficiencies they find. The second portion of the talk will be discussing worker safety and the OH&S considerations/requirements for recreational facilities.

12:40 p.m. Closing
Golf – Ken Wo

RFANS has secured a special rate for those attending the Annual General Meeting& Trade Show 2019 “All Access” at the Ken Wo Golf Course for the afternoon of June 7th, 2019. Call 902-681-5388 and quote Recreation Facility Association for the following rates:

$65/person with power cart; taxes included
$50/person walking rate; taxes included