Recreation NL to Host 46th Annual Conference on West Coast

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Media Advisory

May 24, 2017

Recreation NL to Host 46th Annual Conference on West Coast

Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador will hold its 46th annual conference, tradeshow and AGM in Deer Lake from May 26-27, 2017. Media are welcomed to attend various sessions throughout the event, including:

Friday, May 26, 2017

  • 6:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Opening Remarks by Derek Bennett, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development
  • 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Keynote Address by Katarina Roxon, Paralympic Gold Medalist, “Celebrating Community Heroes”
  • 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Trade Show, includes exhibits by businesses and organizations showcasing the latest products, services and market trends in recreation and facilities.

* All Friday sessions will be held at the Hodder Memorial Recreation Complex, Deer Lake.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

  • 3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ParticipACTION 150 Interactive Session
  • 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Annual Awards Dinner & Banquet at the Deer Lake Motel
  • Any other open media sessions TBC

Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador will also offer Recreation Practitioner Training, a Community Garden Workshop and a Playground Safety Workshop, as well as elect its 2017-2018 Board of Directors during the event.

Full conference information can be found on Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador’s website here.

Media interested in attending other sessions scheduled throughout the conference are asked to contact Gary Milley, Executive Director, to confirm space and availability.


For more information:

Gary Milley, Executive Director
Recreation NL
T: 709-729-3892
C: 709-691-1584

Erin Curran
T: 709-730-7041