Training Alberta's Recreational Leaders

Awards

AARFP wants to recognize people like you! People who dedicate themselves to recreation operations are highlighted at the AARFP Annual Awards Banquet during the conference every year. Do you know a co-worker, supervisor, or volunteer that tirelessly devotes their time to the recreation industry? Please take few moments to learn about our awards and nominate someone today! The nomination process is painless and only takes 15-20 minutes.

Don Moore Scholarship

The Don Moore Scholarship award of $1,500.00 is available to an Alberta student completing any year of studies in a recognized program for the operation of recreation services at an Alberta post-secondary institution. The student demonstrates excellence in their course grades, as well as personal qualities, that would indicate the promise of success in the recreation field. The student is not required to be a member.
Nomination Form

Lloyd Smith Instructor of the Year Award

The Lloyd Smith Instructor of the Year Award recognizes a current instructor with the association who, through their actions, goes over and above to show their commitment to their students and the association. The award recipient must be a member in good standing with the Association. Any student or fellow instructor in good standing can nominate an instructor for this award.
Nomination Form

Bruce Fowlow Memorial Facility Operator of the Year Award

The Bruce Fowlow Memorial Facility Operator of the Year Award is presented to an individual, or group of individuals, who has/have made a significant contribution to the operation and management of recreation facilities within the Province of Alberta.
Nomination Form

William Metcalfe Award

The William Metcalfe Award acknowledges an individual, group or organization who has/have made a significant contribution in the field of recreation facility operation and management or facility design. Contributions may include examples such as an invention or development of equipment or accessories, outstanding volunteer effort, or a significant effort in the area of research.
Nomination Form

Charles Mousseau Associates' Award

The Charles Mousseau Associates' Award is presented to an Associate Member, for an individual or company demonstrating a positive contribution serving the membership. The recipient will have demonstrated a consistent, positive approach to providing consultative services, product promotion and customer satisfaction.
Nomination Form

Memorial Plaque

The Memorial Plaque is to honour members of the association who have passed away and are recognized by fellow members for their contribution to the betterment of recreation.
Nomination Form

Certificate of Appreciation

This certificate is presented to AARFP Individuals or Associates, an organization, club, or municipality nominated for their contribution to the association. Examples would be to acknowledge conference committee members. Nominated by the AARFP Board of Directors.

Award of Merit

This award is presented to AARFP Individual Members or Associate Members nominated for their outstanding and meritorious contribution toward the association’s goals and objectives. Nominees must have completed a total of six or more years of volunteer service. If a volunteer has worked on a special project, but does not meet the six-year requirement, the AARFP Past Presidents committee may make a special exception providing the vote is unanimous.
Email office@aarfp.com to nominate

Bar to the Award of Merit

This award is presented to AARFP Individual or Associate Members nominated for their outstanding and meritorious contribution toward the association goals and objectives who have already received the AARFP Award of Merit. Nominees must have completed a total of six or more years of volunteer service. If a volunteer has worked on a special project that warrants a nomination, but does not meet the six-year requirement, the AARFP Past Presidents Committee may make a special exception providing the vote is unanimous.
Email office@aarfp.com to nominate

Honorary Life Award

This award is presented to an AARFP Individual Member who has previously been awarded the Award of Merit or the Charles Mousseau Associates Award and completed at least 10 years of volunteer service in the association as a member in good standing. The award is presented to an individual in recognition of special and valuable contributions deemed to be exceptional benefit to the Association. The recipient of this award assumes AARFP Life Membership in the association without annual dues and retains their voting privileges in accordance with the Articles of the Association Bylaws.
Email office@aarfp.com to nominate

Executive Pin

The executive pin is presented to individuals who have served on the AARFP Board of Directors for a period of two consecutive years or who have accumulated three years of service. It is for recipients who have made a positive contribution fulfilling specific duties and had 80% attendance at AARFP Board Meetings.

Presidential Chain of Office

The Presidential Chain of Office is a medallion of the association's logo hanging on a neck band displaying brass name plates of each of the association presidents and year(s) they served in office. The President's Chain of Office is worn by the sitting president of the Association. Each AARFP Past President who has served at least one full year, is also presented with a Past Presidents Chain. This memento is passed on by the outgoing president to the newly elected president.

Long Service Awards

This certificate is presented to AARFP Members in good-standing who maintained a long service membership in the association. Recognition is given after 10 years and in 5 year increments provided the membership is continuous.  Historical data is difficult to track and discrepancies are possible. Please contact the office if you have concerns. 

Please Note

  • The calculations are based on continuous membership. If you missed a year of membership, the calculation starts over.
  • The award is presented after the year it was completed. If you reached your 10 years of continuous service in 2023, you will be recognized in the 2024 year

Deadline For Nominations/Submissions: February 15th of Each Year

The Past Presidents’ Committee is responsible for choosing all award recipients from the submitted nominations for each award. All nomination forms are available on this page.

For more information, please contact:
Russ Tanner, AARFP Past President
Email: russ.tanner@coaldale.ca

Student Achievement Awards

Nine Scholarship Achievement Awards are presented annually to AARFP members, and are based on top marks in each course. If there is a tie for the top mark in a course, the immediate AARFP Past President will contact the students involved and ask them to submit an essay. A winner will then be chosen by the AARFP Past Presidents’ Committee based on the submitted essays. All award winners will be notified by the immediate AARFP Past President.

The Award recipients receive a plaque, free registration to the AARFP conference to accept the award, a banquet ticket for a guest, and a cheque for $250. The presentation is made at the annual awards banquet during the conference.

  • Swimming Pool Operator Level 1
  • Swimming Pool Operator Level 2
  • Arena Operator Level 1
  • Arena Operator Level 2
  • Parks & Sports Field Operator 1
  • Parks & Sports Field Operator 2
  • Building Maintenance Level 1
  • Building Maintenance Level 2
  • Leadership Skills

The Certificate of Recognition is presented to individuals who have achieved the highest marks in any of the associations’ sponsored training courses.