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AGENDA AT A GLANCE

Sunday, April 15, 2018
1:00 pm - 7:00 pmRegistration
Registration Desk - Lobby
3:00 pm - 5:00 pmYES: 13th Annual Fun Run and Walk
Registration Desk - Lobby
5:00 pm - 6:15 pmDINNER ON YOUR OWN (not provided)
On your own
6:30 pm - 8:00 pmOpening Ceremonies & Keynote Presentation: Putting Humor to Work for Less Stress and More Success! [More Info]
Ballroom - Mezzanine Level
Michael Kerr, Speaker, Author, Researcher
8:00 pm - 02:00 amHospitality: Wild Bill's Legendary Saloon
Wild Bill's Legendary Saloon - 201 Banff Ave, Banff, AB

Monday, April 16, 2018
7:00 am - 9:00 amRegistration
Registration Desk - Lobby
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
Ballroom - Mezzanine Level
8:45 am - 10:00 amInspiring Leadership – Creating the Kind of Workplace Where Everyone Wants to Work [More Info]
Ballroom - Mezzanine Level
Speaker: Michael Kerr, Speaker, Author, Researcher
The Good, Bad and Ugly [More Info]
Black Bear Room
Speaker: Dave Loverock, Vice President Technical, Jet Ice
10:00 am - 10:30 amBreak
Alpine Meadows
10:30 am - 11:45 amAQUATICS: Get 'ER" Done [More Info]
Maple Room
Paula Thulin, Water Safety Ambassador, Canadian Red Cross
ARENA: Bull Session [More Info]
Black Bear Room
Session Chairperson: Chris McKenna
BUILDING MAINTENANCE & SUPERVISORY: Recreation FAcility Management (RFAM) [More Info]
Ballroom - Mezzanine Level
Speaker: John Tarantino, Vice President of Sales, Marmak
PARKS: Tree Pruning [More Info]
Cedar Room
Speaker: Arnold Heuver
LEADERSHIP: Responsive Leadership and the Right Use of Power [More Info]
Lynx Salon
Jeff Couillard, Founder, Attainability Group
12:00 pm - 1:00 pmLunch
Ballroom - Mezzanine Level
1:15 pm - 2:30 pmAQUATICS: Bull Session [More Info]
Maple Room
Session Chairperson: Cheryl Wauthier
ARENA: Safe Ice Resurfacer Operations [More Info]
Black Bear Room
Russ Treadwell
BUILDING MAINTENANCE: Facility Cleaning [More Info]
Pine Room
John Greer, President, W.E. Greer Ltd.
SUPERVISORY: Mindful Work - Increase Focus and Manage Stress [More Info]
Ballroom - Mezzanine Level
Trish Huston, Speaker and Yoga and Meditation Teacher, Self-Employed
PARKS: Community Tree Planting, Tree Maintenance and Hanging Baskets [More Info]
Cedar Room
Speaker: Arnold Heuver
LEADERSHIP: Responsive Leadership (continued)
Lynx Salon
2:30 pm - 2:45 pmBreak
Alpine Meadows
2:45 pm - 4:00 pmAQUATICS: New Technology for Reducing Pool Closures [More Info]
Maple Room
John Duiker, Automated Aquatics Canada Ltd.
ARENA: History of Refrigeration - Progression from the 14th Century - 20th Century [More Info]
Black Bear Room
Gerald Curran, District Manager, CIMCO Refrigeration
Kelli Celeste, National Acount manager, CIMCO Refrigeration
BUILDING MAINTENANCE: Bull Session [More Info]
Pine Room
Session Chairperson: Kevin Olsen
SUPERVISORY: How To Lead & Get Others To Follow [More Info]
Ballroom - Mezzanine Level
Justin Flunder, Consultant/Coach/Speaker, The Flundonian Group Leadership Development Company
PARKS: Playground Maintenance/What To Look For [More Info]
Cedar Room
Pat Zelenak
LEADERSHIP: Responsive Leadership (continued)
Lynx Salon
5:00 pm - 6:00 pmSupper (provided)
Ballroom - Mezzanine Level
6:30 pm - 10:00 pmWHITE ICE COMMERCIAL TRADE SHOW
The Fenlands - 100 Mt Norquay Rd, Banff, AB
10:00 pm - 02:00 amHospitality: Wild Bill's Legendary Saloon
Wild Bill's Legendary Saloon - 201 Banff Ave, Banff, AB

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
5:45 am - 7:45 amMorning Sunrise Photo Shoot ($20/person) [More Info]
Registration Desk - Lobby
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast (provided)
Ballroom - Mezzanine Level
8:45 am - 10:00 amSESSION CANCELED - AQUATICS: Options for Greening Existing Natatoriums [More Info]
Maple Room
ARENA: Outdoor Ice Construction [More Info]
Black Bear Room
Brad White
BUILDING MAINTENANCE: LED Lighting and Controls for Sporting Venues - An Update of the Technology and Best Practices [More Info]
Pine Room
Ross McEwen, Principal, Bright Solutions LED Lighting
Speaker: Gerry Aquin, Bright Solutions LED Lighting
SUPERVISORY: Project Management [More Info]
Ballroom - Mezzanine Level
Russ Treadwell
PARKS: Bull Session (Parks & Sportsfields) [More Info]
Cedar Room
Session Chairperson: Larry Golby
LEADERSHIP: Responsive Leadership (continued)
Lynx Salon
10:00 am - 10:15 amBreak
Alpine Meadows
10:15 am - 11:30 amAQUATICS: Learning and Impact - World Drowning Prevention Conference [More Info]
Maple Room
Kelly Carter, Executive Director, Lifesaving Society, Alberta and Northwest Territories
ARENA: Ice Maintenance [More Info]
Black Bear Room
Allan King, Parks & Leisure Foreman, Town of Stettler
BUILDING MAINTENANCE: BMS/CMMS (Building Management System/ Computerized Management Maintenance System) [More Info]
Ballroom - Mezzanine Level
Jonathan German, RRCWB
SUPERVISORY: Bull Session
Pine Room
PARKS: Understanding and Working with Natural Turf [More Info]
Cedar Room
Norley Calder
LEADERSHIP: Responsive Leadership (continued)
Lynx Salon
11:30 am - 12:15 pmLunch (provided)
Ballroom - Mezzanine Level
12:15 pm - 2:00 pmAnnual General Meeting
Ballroom - Mezzanine Level
2:30 pm - 4:30 pmOPTIONAL ACTIVITIES
Various
2:30 pm - 4:30 pmBanff Upper Hot Springs Experience ($20/person) [More Info]
BANFF UPPER HOT SPRINGS: 1 Mountain Ave, Banff
Craft Beer Tasting ($20/person) [More Info]
BANFF AVE BREWING COMPANY: 110 Banff Ave, 2nd Floor Clocktower Village Mall, Banff
How to get out of "AUTO" using your camera (no cost, bring your camera) [More Info]
Maple Room
Cave and Basin National Historic Site Visit ($20/person) [More Info]
CAVE AND BASIN NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE: 311 Cave Ave, Banff
Self Guided Historical Walking Tour of Banff (no cost) [More Info]
On your own
Free Time
On your own
5:30 pm - 9:30 pmAwards Banquet with Entertainment by The Wardens (dinner provided) [More Info]
Ballroom - Mezzanine Level
9:30 pm - 02:00 amHospitality: Wild Bill's Legendary Saloon
Wild Bill's Legendary Saloon - 201 Banff Ave, Banff, AB

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast (provided)
Ballroom - Mezzanine Level
8:45 am - 10:00 amAQUATICS: Managing Aquatic Risk in a Deregulated Environment [More Info]
Maple Room
Kelly Carter, Executive Director, Lifesaving Society, Alberta and Northwest Territories
Heather Barnhouse, Partner, Dentons Canada LLP
BUILDING MAINTENANCE: Commercial Roofing Maintenance - This old roof ain’t what she used to be… [More Info]
Lynx Salon
Scott Gailfus, ARCA
ARENA, LEADERSHIP, PARKS, SUPERVISORY: Risk Management Concerns in Parks and Sportsfields [More Info]
Ballroom - Mezzanine Level
John Armstrong
10:00 am - 10:30 amBreak
Alpine Meadows
10:30 am - 11:45 amAQUATICS: AAAP [More Info]
Maple Room
Moderator: AAAP
BUILDING MAINTENANCE: Greener Facilities [More Info]
Pine Room
Speaker: Les Quinton, Alberta Recreation and Parks Association
ARENA: Ammonia Safety through Limited Charge Systems [More Info]
Black Bear Room
Art Sutherland, President, Accent Refrigeration Systems
PARKS: Basic 2 Cycle Engine Repair [More Info]
Cedar Room
Brad Maluta
LEADERSHIP, SUPERVISORY: The Intergenerational Workplace [More Info]
Lynx Salon
Brenda Robinson, President, The Robcan Group
12:00 pm - 1:00 pmPresident's Luncheon
Ballroom - Mezzanine Level