Training Alberta's Recreational Leaders




The Alberta Association of Recreation Facility Personnel (AARFP) is excited to host their annual conference and tradeshow, RE-Connecting in Recreation.

It is more important than ever to find connection in our lives. What better way to do this than through a conference of like-minded individuals who are also looking to connect? This year’s conference program gives you the opportunity to learn and share from others who face similar challenges and successes.

With over 30 education sessions, numerous tradeshow exhibitors, and inspiring keynote speakers, recreation professionals will take away information that will help them Re-connect with their communities to inspire positive connection.

The conference will be held in Red Deer on April 23-26, 2023, with attendance by 250-300 delegates in recreation operations from all over Alberta and a few from British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and the Northwest Territories.

REMINDER: You must be a current AARFP Member to Register

Early Bird Rate Ends Soon!



Our annual AARFP Conference has been leading the industry as a trusted source of trends, and research information for recreation facility professionals. Now more than ever, our community needs the knowledge and skills to keep employees and the public safe while staying at the leading edge of the industry. Your knowledge, support and expertise as sponsors & exhibitors has helped us build this strong following and loyal attendance.

For 2023, we are planning to deliver the most epic in-person conference and trade show we have ever delivered. The staff turnover in the recreation industry is high and there are a lot of new faces making operational and purchasing decisions. We anticipate attendance to increase for that very reason. It’s important that these people are exposed to everything that the recreation industry has to offer from innovative technology and regulation updates to current industry products and services.

We also want our sponsors and exhibitors to shine during the conference and trade show, as you are the experts that add so much value to this event!

REMINDER: You must be a current AARFP Member to Register


Trade Show Floor Plan
Booths Left

Booth 100 & 102 –          Pinnacle Aquatic Group Inc.

Booth 101 –                        Big Hill Services & Arena Supplies Ltd.

Booth 104 –                       Western Gym & Recreational Supplies Ltd.

Booth 105 –                       Forbo Flooring Systems

Booth 106 –                       Startec Refrigeration Services Ltd

Booth 110 –                        Coloured Shale Products

Booth 112 –                        Softline Solutions AB Inc

Booth 113 –                        Parkworks

Booth 114 –                        Univerus Sport & Recreation

Booth 117 –                        Multigas Detection

Booth 118 –                        Bitzer Canada Inc.

119 & 121 –            
Schoolhouse Products Inc

Booth 125 –                       EVR Parent Company

Booth 128 –                       Park N Play Design Company Ltd.

Booth 129 –                       W.E. Greer

Booth 130 –                       Jet Ice Ltd.

Booth 201 –                       Regent Supply

Booth 204 –                      Athletica Sport Systems Inc.

Booth 205 –                      Ultimate Fabrication Inc.

Booth 206 –                      Splashables Inc.

Booth 211 –                        White-Ice

Booth 212 –                       Kubota

Booth 213 –                       Global Sport Resources

Booth 216 –                       Parkcraft

Booth 217 –                       Commercial Aquatic Supplies

Booth 218 –                       Kinetic
Systems Inc.

Booth 219 –                       CIMCO

Booth 220 –                      Alberta Parks and Recreation Association

Booth 221 –                       Blue Imp

Booth 223 –                      Quantum Recreation

Booth 225 –                      Western Noise Control

Booth 226 –                      Aquam

Booth 227 –                      Titan Sport Systems Ltd.

Booth 229 –                      Industrial Machine Inc.

Booth 304 –                      LIV North Inc

Booth 310 –                       REALice Canada

Booth 312 –                       Clear Water Controls Inc.

Booth 316 –                       Centaur Products Ltd.

Booth 320 & 322 –         dbi Systems Integrated Inc.

Booth 324 –                     Jac Inc/Trinity Inc

Booth 326 –                      Peregrine Integrity Management

Booth 416 –                       Omni Sport Inc

Booth 418 –                       Allied Technical Sales 

Booth 420 –                      Stonhard

Booth 422 –                      Urban Rubber Paving Inc.

Booth 424 –                      Tomko Sports Systems Alberta

Booth 426 –                      Henderson Recreation Equipment Ltd.

Booth 428 –                      AUTOMATED AQUATICS CANADA LTD.

Booth 430 –                      Longbow Sales Inc.


This tournament is to honour Paul “Skip” Hayden. Within his 30 years of working with AARFP, his dedication and service as an instructor, board member, president, life member, and friend will not be forgotten. His leadership and enthusiasm was an example for all to follow as a practitioner of integrity and loyalty to his employer and this organization. His sense of humour was formidable and unforgettable. Skip’s person fitness regime included power walking every day of his life, which contributed to his abilities as a competitive AARFP Golfer. Come join us on the course to celebrate Skip and everything he stood for! 

The AARFP Golf Tournament has been hosted at various different times of the year, but this year, it will happen during the activities timeslot of the 2023 AARFP Conference. It will be a 9 – Hole Golf Tournament with lots of fun prizes! However, there will be a separate registration outside of the conference registration.

All skill levels welcome and you do NOT need to be an RFP Member to attend.

Note: Team requests can be sent to Chris McKenna at, and they will be assigned closer to the tournament date.

Thank You To Our Sponsor:!

2023 AARFP Symposium

The 2023 Annual AARFP Symposium offers 11 courses in one week at one location! In addition to all the AARFP courses available, you can also register for the Red Deer Polytechnic Management for Supervisors Course. This course is one of the components to achieve your Recreation Facility Management Certificate.