2018 AARFP Conference
 
AGENDA AT A GLANCE

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

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

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
5:45 am - 7:45 amMorning Sunrise Photo Shoot ($20/person) [More Info]
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast (provided)
AQUATICSARENABUILDING MAINTENANCESUPERVISORYPARKSLEADERSHIP
8:45 am - 10:00 amAQUATICS: Options for Greening Existing Natatoriums [More Info]
Benjamin Ellah, Senior Mechanical Technologist, Stantec Consulting
ARENA: Outdoor Ice Construction [More Info]
Brad White
BUILDING MAINTENANCE: LED Lighting and Controls for Sporting Venues - An Update of the Technology and Best Practices [More Info]
Ross McEwen, Principal, Bright Solutions LED Lighting
SUPERVISORY: Project Management [More Info]
Mike Bryson, Director, Facilities Management, Regional Recreation Corporation
PARKS: Bull Session (Parks & Sportsfields) [More Info]
Session Chairperson: Larry Golby
LEADERSHIP: Responsive Leadership (continued)
10:00 am - 10:15 amBreak
10:15 am - 11:30 amAQUATICS: Learning and Impact - World Drowning Prevention Conference [More Info]
Kelly Carter, Executive Director, Lifesaving Society, Alberta and Northwest Territories
ARENA: Ice Maintenance [More Info]
Allan King
BUILDING MAINTENANCE: BMS/CMMS (Building Management System/ Computerized Management Maintenance System) [More Info]
Mike Bryson, Director, Facilities Management, Regional Recreation Corporation
SUPERVISORY: Bull Session PARKS: Understanding and Working with Natural Turf [More Info]
Norley Calder
LEADERSHIP: Responsive Leadership (continued)
11:30 am - 12:15 pmLunch (provided)
12:15 pm - 2:00 pmAnnual General Meeting
2:30 pm - 4:30 pmOPTIONAL ACTIVITIES
2:30 pm - 4:30 pmBanff Upper Hot Springs Experience ($20/person) [More Info]Craft Beer Tasting at Bear Hill Brewing Company ($20/person) [More Info]How to get out of "AUTO" using your camera (no cost, bring your camera) [More Info]Cave and Basin National Historic Site Visit ($20/person) [More Info]Self Guided Historical Walking Tour of Banff (no cost) [More Info]Free Time
5:30 pm - 9:30 pmAwards Banquet with Entertainment by The Wardens (dinner provided) [More Info]
9:30 pm - 02:00 amHospitality: Wild Bill's Legendary Saloon

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast (provided)
AQUATICSBUILDING MAINTENANCEARENASUPERVISORYPARKSLEADERSHIP
8:45 am - 10:00 amAQUATICS: Managing Aquatic Risk in a Deregulated Environment [More Info]
Kelly Carter, Executive Director, Lifesaving Society, Alberta and Northwest Territories
Heather Barnhouse, Partner, Dentons Canada LLP
BUILDING MAINTENANCE: Commercial Roofing Maintenance [More Info]
Scott Gailfus
ARENA, LEADERSHIP, PARKS, SUPERVISORY: Risk Management Concerns in Parks and Sportsfields [More Info]
John Armstrong
10:00 am - 10:30 amBreak
10:30 am - 11:45 amAQUATICS: AAAP [More Info]
Moderator: AAAP
BUILDING MAINTENANCE: Greener Facilities [More Info]
Speaker: Les Quinton, Alberta Recreation and Parks Association
ARENA: Ammonia Safety through Limited Charge Systems [More Info]
Art Sutherland, President, Accent Refrigeration Systems
LEADERSHIP, SUPERVISORY: The Intergenerational Workplace [More Info]
Brenda Robinson, President, The Robcan Group
PARKS: Basic 2 Cycle Engine Repair [More Info]
Brad Maluta
12:00 pm - 1:00 pmPresident's Luncheon