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AARFP Conference Speaker Presentations and Videos
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We hope you will take advantage of these presentations heard over the years at our annual conference. There's some great tips and tricks for all recreational streams.

2019 Speaker Presentations

Accessibility Guidelines for Inclusive Playgrounds - Pat Zelenak, PlayWorks & ParkWorks Inc
Advancements in Pool Filtration Technology - Nic Besseling, Taio Waldhaus, The AME Consulting Group Ltd.
Aging Artificial Ice Systems - Gerald Curran, Cimco Refrigeration
Asset Management 101 - Stuart Ray, RFP
Daily Cleaning Essentials - John Greer, W.E. Greer Ltd
Excellence in Customer Service - Brenda Robinson
Improving the Efficiency in Older Rinks - Les Quinton, Town of Black Diamond
Infection Prevention & Control In The Recreation Facility Setting - Mark Ambler, Swish
Natural Playgrounds - Pat Zelenak, PlayWorks & ParkWorks Inc
New Development in Refrigeration Safety - Art Sutherland, Accent Refrigeration
New Leaders for a Changing World of Work - Brenda Robinson
Outdoor Pools - Daniel Robinson, Steve Ashworth, Pinnacle Aquatic Group
Protect Your Investment with a Synthetic Turf Maintenance Program - Jacques Zara, GTRTurf/Team Rochon Inc
Pruning Basics: What, How and Why - Mag Turple, City of Red Deer
    Part 2
Recreation Facilities During Crises, Emergency Management in Context - Karen Mann, City of Red Deer
Skate Sharpening 101, Separating Facts from Myth - Scott Gailfus, Wholesale Skate Sharpening
    Part 2
Sportsfield Maintenance - Jason Pick, Olds College Instructor
What's in Pool Air? Are your Staff at Risk? - Chris Biensch, City of Edmonton
"WYCD" What Can You Do? - Paula Thulin, Canadian Red Cross
Zamboni Connect and Lithium Ion Technology - Chris Fish, Industrial Machine Inc

2018 Speaker Presentations

Facility Cleaning - John Greer
Get 'ER" Done - Paula Thulin
Increase Focus and Manage Stress - Trish Huston
Inspiring Leadership - Michael Kerr
Introduction to Responsive Leadership and The Right Use of Power, Part I - Jeff Couillard
Introduction to Responsive Leadership and The Right Use of Power, Part II - Jeff Couillard
Planting & Maintenance - Arnold Heuver
Playground Maintenance & Inspection - Pat Zelenak
Pruning - Arnold Heuver
Roofing Basics - Scott Gailfus
Safe Ice Resurfacer Operations - Russ Treadwell
Working with Natural Turf - Norley Calder, City of Calgary Parks

2017 Speaker Presentations

Alberta's Climate Leadership Plan - Brian Waddell
Arena & Facility Safety - Larry Golby
Arena Safety Inspection - Blair Courchene
Ask the Health Inspector - Kevin Jeroncic
Basics of Swimming Pool Design - Benjamin Ellah
Customer Service Bull Session - Mike Bryson
Customer Service, It All Starts With Me - Bret Hart
Facilities Maintenance Practices - Rob Akkerman
Fitness Done Right - James Gaida
Fueling Wellness with Healthy Food in Recreation Centres - Various
Gas Detection Arena Safety - Blair Courchene
Healthy Workplaces and Stress Management - Eleanor Frank
LEED What it means (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) - Mike Bryson
Pruning Trees in the Municpal Environment - Gerard Fournier
Recreation in Times of Disaster - Karl Hill, Brad Babiak, Lloyd Smith
Safety and Cost Saving Opportunities for Arena - Maulik Shah
Safety Management System - Mike Bryson
Simple Nutrition - James Gaida
Suction Entrapment Avoidance - Paula Kerr, Rob Walter
Trail Building from a Volunteer Perspective - Conrad Schiebel
Turf Maintenance Best Practices for Sportfield Mgmt - Norley Calder
Work Place Injury - Robyn Carignan

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