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The Alberta Association of Recreation Facility Personnel is a Not-for-Profit provincial organization dedicated to providing excellence in training and professional development for individuals involved in the operation of recreation facilities.

AARFP is a member-driven organization managed by a Board of Directors who represent the membership on recreation industry issues. We host a conference in the spring each year where Scholarships and Awards are presented.

Thanks to all recreational facility personnel who work hard to maintain our swimming pools. We offer Swimming Pool Operator Levels I & II courses. A big thank you to all of you who have spent crazy hours installing your hockey and curling ice! We at RFP know the time and effort invested to ensure your communities have an enjoyable winter season! If you are looking to get your outdoor rinks started in the next couple months, we offer a Natural Ice Course as well. Contact the office if you are interested at 1-888-253-7544! Learn how to properly flood your ice surface by taking one of our Arena Maintenance courses.
Professional Development
AARFP offers a variety of educational opportunities and technical skill training related to the operation of recreation facilities. Programs are designed to enhance the skills of facility operators resulting in benefits to the facility and its community.
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AARFP offers courses in various communities throughout the province, all related to the Recreation Facility industry. Career Opportunities
AARFP posts job openings for our members, as well as RFPs, requests for information, items for sale or those wanted. If you would like to place an ad in our classified section, please contact the office. Postings are updated on an almost daily basis so check back often.
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Rec facility personnel inspect and maintain arena and aquatic centres to ensure safety for their customers.

Conference 2014 is in Jasper. Click here to register for the conference, to become a sponsor, and to book your trade show booth.

It's time to renew your membership. Click here to see how.

The 2014 AARFP Course Schedule is now available. Register for arena, maintenance, swimming pool, supervisory courses, and many more!

Not a member of AARFP yet? Take control of your career! Join today. Click here for details. 2014 Courses
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The following Courses are being hosted in April and May:
  • Arena Maintenance, Zamboni
  • Building Maintenance Level 1
  • Building Maintenance Level 2
  • Custodial Care
  • Lifecycle/Risk Management
  • Parks and Sportsfield Operator Level 1
  • Parks and Sportsfield Operator Level 2
  • Supervisory Skills for Facility Operators
  • Swimming Pool Operator Level 1 (Certified)
  • Swimming Pool Operator Level 2 (Advanced)

Click here to find the host community nearest you, and to Register for our Courses Online.
Join today as spots go quickly!

What's New

Classified Ads Updated Apr 16, 2014.


Spring Leisure Lines is now available to members. Become a member so you can receive our member newsletter & stay in touch with everything recreation in Alberta.


2014 Conference Sponsorship Package is out and opportunities are selling fast! Please email shawntel@aarfp.com for the sponsorship form or more details!


We have extra 2014 Wall Calendars! If you would like one, please email office@aarfp.com with your name and mailing address!


Click Here to see our AARFP Course Schedule. Register for arena, maintenance, swimming pool, supervisory courses, and many more!


ARPA has introduced a new RecMetrics Service to help organizations improve and monitor strategic operational performances and financial decisions. Please click here for details.


The Government of Alberta supports recreation in the province. Click here to visit the Government's website. Please visit the Alberta Sports Recreation Parks and Wildlife Foundation website. Alberta. Freedom to Create. Spirit to Achieve. Click here to visit the Government's website.
The Canadian Recreation Facilities Council (CRFC) is comprised of 13 Provincial and Territorial Facility Associations across Canada. We encourage you to visit their websites.
We encourage you to visit these members of the Canadian Recreation Facilities Council.

The Recreation Facilities Association of British Columbia (RFABC) promotes general interest, education, safe operating standards, professionalism and support among recreation facility operators, Commission and Board members in the successful operations of arenas, auditoriums, community centres, swimming pools, stadiums, parks and other recreation facilities. The Recreation and Parks Association of the Yukon (RPAY) is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with Yukon groups, agencies, and individuals to promote and support healthy, active lifestyles in the Yukon. The Alberta Association of Recreation Facility Personnel is dedicated to providing excellence in training and professional development for individuals involved in the operation of recreation facilities in Alberta. The NWT Recreation and Parks Association (NWTRPA) is a non-profit organization with a primary focus on providing leadership, support and services to NWT communities, volunteers in recreation, and recreation professionals. NWTRPA works in the areas of Leadership, Active Living, Trails and Aquatics. The Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association Inc. (SPRA) is a non-profit volunteer organization whose purpose is to promote, develop and facilitate parks and recreation opportunities throughout the province. Recreation Connections Manitoba is a forum for recreation professionals across Manitoba to share ideas and work in partnership toward building a better Manitoba.
As a member-based organization, the Ontario Recreation Facilities Association (ORFA) is dedicated to providing leadership in training and development, and in products and services for the benefit of the recreation facility profession. The Quebec Association of arenas and recreational and sports facilities (AQAIRS) is a nonprofit corporation respecting and contributing to the improvement of standards for arenas and recreational and sports facilities. Recreation PEI is a volunteer, not for profit, provincial association dedicated to promoting, coordinating and encouraging all facets of recreation, physical activity and facility management on Prince Edward Island. The mission of RFANS is to provide leadership in developing, promoting and advocating excellence in recreational facilities, operations and personnel. Recreation New Brunswick is a not for profit organization dedicated to advancing the recreation and parks field by broadening the knowledge and experience base of its members and by advocating for the value and benefit of leisure and recreation opportunities for all people. Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador (RNL) is a province wide, not for profit organization established to promote the values and benefits of recreation.
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