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Annual General Meeting & Conference

The Recreation NL Annual Conference is the premier annual meeting of the recreation community. The conference provides access to high-quality education opportunities, networking opportunities, and a trade show showcasing the latest products and services in the field.
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Find Your Fit!

Find Your Fit! is a provincial physical activity promotions/communications campaign designed to get individuals motivated and moving towards healthy, active living. The Campaign provides Recreation NL members and the general public with information, tools and resources to help Newfoundlanders and Labradorians increase their physical activity levels.
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HIGH FIVE is designed to promote the healthy development of children 6-12 years. Based upon principles of healthy child development, HIGH FIVE combines training, assessment tools, resources, public education and collaboration to ensure children have the best possible sport and recreation experiences.
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Inclusion Services

Recreation NL is dedicated to ensuring that there are recreational opportunities for all ages, genders, circumstances, and abilities. We provide information, tools, and workshops to assist community recreation leaders in creating inclusive and welcoming environments for ALL.
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Recreation Month Campaign

The Recreation Month campaign is a public awareness campaign designed to promote the benefits of recreation and is celebrated during the month of June.
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Regional Seminars

These seminars are an opportunity to meet with other recreation practitioners and volunteer leaders and express any issues or concerns they may have to their Recreation NL Regional Director.  It is also a time to highlight successes and learn about new recreational opportunities available. Read More

Eat Great and Participate

Eat Great and Participate is a provincial program that promotes healthy eating to children and youth and aims to increase access to healthy food and beverage choices in recreation, sport and community facilities and at events. Read More

Atlantic Recreation & Facilities Conference

The Atlantic Recreation & Facilities Conference to be held on May 18-20, 2022 in St. John’s, Newfoundland.


The theme is “Focused on the Future”. The theme invites us to be forward thinking when it comes to anticipating changes in the recreation and facilities sector. The conference will provide an opportunity to explore current practices and new ideas that may shape ongoing practices and standards in the sector. As always, the Atlantic Recreation & Facilities Conference and Trade Show is brought to you in partnership by Recreation PEI, Recreation Nova Scotia, Recreation Facility Association of Nova Scotia, Recreation New Brunswick and Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador.

This exciting Atlantic gathering dedicated to Recreation and Facilities will have keynote speakers, sessions and roundtables focusing on professional development and growth, a trade show focused on programming and purchasing opportunities, along with nightly social events – creating opportunities for collaboration and networking.

The purpose of this conference is:

  • to foster collaboration and be inspired to build relationships that will help you do your job better;
  • to highlight and share findings, best practices and experiences from relevant research, policy and practice work;
  • to build partnerships and strengthen networks to facilitate knowledge transfer and exchange; and
  • to identify priorities and develop coordinated action plans for building the National Recreation Framework.

Presenters are lined up from across North America. Series sessions have been developed for aquatics, arenas, recreation programming and students. Social events are planned for every night – includes a trade show and a pre-conference outing. There’s something for everyone!


Participants will represent all facets of the recreation and facilities sectors from both rural and urban centres: including facility managers and operators, leaders in the field of recreation including programmers and event planners, parks, trails, sport, health and health promotion, municipal and provincial government representatives, non-profit community groups and organizations, planners and designers, volunteers, students, educators, academics and researchers, from across Atlantic Canada.

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