2018 AARFP Conference
 
AQUATICS ARENA
BUILDING MAINTENANCE LEADERSHIP
PARKS SUPERVISORY

 
ARENA
AQUATICS
BUILDING MAINTENANCE
SUPERVISORY
PARKS
LEADERSHIP
 
Sunday, April 15, 2018
1:00 pm - 7:00 pmRegistration
3:00 pm - 5:00 pmYES: 13th Annual Fun Run and Walk
3:00 pm - 5:00 pmNot participating: 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!
Michael Kerr, Speaker, Author, Researcher
8:00 pm - 11:45 pmHospitality: 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
Speaker: Michael Kerr, Speaker, Author, Researcher
8:45 am - 10:00 amThe Good, Bad and Ugly
Speaker: Dave Loverock, Vice President Technical, Jet Ice
10:00 am - 10:30 amBreak
10:30 am - 11:45 am
AQUATICS: Get 'ER" Done
Paula Thulin, Water Safety Ambassador, Canadian Red Cross
10:30 am - 11:45 am
ARENA: Bull Session
Session Chairperson: Chris McKenna
10:30 am - 11:45 am
BUILDING MAINTENANCE & SUPERVISORY: Recreation FAcility Management (RFAM)
Speaker: John Tarantino, Vice President of Sales, Marmak
10:30 am - 11:45 am
PARKS: Tree Pruning
Speaker: Arnold Heuver
10:30 am - 11:45 am
LEADERSHIP: Responsive Leadership and the Right Use of Power
Jeff Couillard, Founder, Attainability Group
12:00 pm - 1:00 pmLunch
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
BUILDING MAINTENANCE: Facility Cleaning
John Greer, President, W.E. Greer Ltd.
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
SUPERVISORY: Mindful Work - Increase Focus and Manage Stress
Trish Huston, Speaker and Yoga and Meditation Teacher, Self-Employed
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
PARKS: Community Tree Planting, Tree Maintenance and Hanging Baskets
Speaker: Arnold Heuver
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
AQUATICS: Bull Session
Session Chairperson: Cheryl Wauthier
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
ARENA: Safe Ice Resurfacer Operations
Russ Treadwell
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
LEADERSHIP: Responsive Leadership (continued)
2:30 pm - 2:45 pmBreak
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
AQUATICS: New Technology for Reducing Pool Closures
John Duiker, Automated Aquatics Canada Ltd.
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
SUPERVISORY: How To Lead & Get Others To Follow
Justin Flunder, Consultant/Coach/Speaker, The Flundonian Group Leadership Development Company
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
PARKS: Playground Maintenance/What To Look For
Pat Zelenak
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
BUILDING MAINTENANCE: Bull Session
Session Chairperson: Kevin Olsen
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
LEADERSHIP: Responsive Leadership (continued)
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
ARENA: History of Refrigeration - Progression from the 14th Century - 20th Century
Gerald Curran, District Manager, CIMCO Refrigeration
Kelli Celeste, National Acount manager, CIMCO Refrigeration
5:00 pm - 6:00 pmSupper (provided)
6:30 pm - 10:00 pmWHITE ICE COMMERCIAL TRADE SHOW
10:00 pm - 11:45 pmHospitality: Wild Bill's Legendary Saloon
 
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
5:45 am - 7:45 amMorning Sunrise Photo Shoot ($20/person)
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast (provided)
8:45 am - 10:00 am
SESSION CANCELED - AQUATICS: Options for Greening Existing Natatoriums
8:45 am - 10:00 am
BUILDING MAINTENANCE: LED Lighting and Controls for Sporting Venues - An Update of the Technology and Best Practices
Ross McEwen, Principal, Bright Solutions LED Lighting
Speaker: Gerry Aquin, Bright Solutions LED Lighting
8:45 am - 10:00 am
SUPERVISORY: Project Management
Russ Treadwell
8:45 am - 10:00 am
ARENA: Outdoor Ice Construction
Brad White
8:45 am - 10:00 am
LEADERSHIP: Responsive Leadership (continued)
8:45 am - 10:00 am
PARKS: Bull Session (Parks & Sportsfields)
Session Chairperson: Larry Golby
10:00 am - 10:15 amBreak
10:15 am - 11:30 am
BUILDING MAINTENANCE: BMS/CMMS (Building Management System/ Computerized Management Maintenance System)
Jonathan German, RRCWB
10:15 am - 11:30 am
PARKS: Understanding and Working with Natural Turf
Norley Calder
10:15 am - 11:30 am
AQUATICS: Learning and Impact - World Drowning Prevention Conference
Kelly Carter, Executive Director, Lifesaving Society, Alberta and Northwest Territories
10:15 am - 11:30 am
ARENA: Ice Maintenance
Allan King, Parks & Leisure Foreman, Town of Stettler
10:15 am - 11:30 am
LEADERSHIP: Responsive Leadership (continued)
10:15 am - 11:30 am
SUPERVISORY: Bull Session
11:30 am - 12:15 pmLunch (provided)
12:15 pm - 2:00 pmAnnual General Meeting
2:30 pm - 4:30 pmCraft Beer Tasting ($20/person)
2:30 pm - 4:30 pmBanff Upper Hot Springs Experience ($20/person)
2:30 pm - 4:30 pmCave and Basin National Historic Site Visit ($20/person)
2:30 pm - 4:30 pmHow to get out of "AUTO" using your camera (no cost, bring your camera)
2:30 pm - 4:30 pmSelf Guided Historical Walking Tour of Banff (no cost)
2:30 pm - 4:30 pmFree Time
2:30 pm - 4:30 pmOPTIONAL ACTIVITIES
5:30 pm - 9:30 pmAwards Banquet with Entertainment by The Wardens (dinner provided)
9:30 pm - 11:45 pmHospitality: Wild Bill's Legendary Saloon
 
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast (provided)
8:45 am - 10:00 am
AQUATICS: Managing Aquatic Risk in a Deregulated Environment
Kelly Carter, Executive Director, Lifesaving Society, Alberta and Northwest Territories
Heather Barnhouse, Partner, Dentons Canada LLP
8:45 am - 10:00 am
ARENA, LEADERSHIP, PARKS, SUPERVISORY: Risk Management Concerns in Parks and Sportsfields
John Armstrong
8:45 am - 10:00 am
BUILDING MAINTENANCE: Commercial Roofing Maintenance - This old roof ain’t what she used to be…
Scott Gailfus, ARCA
10:00 am - 10:30 amBreak
10:30 am - 11:45 am
LEADERSHIP, SUPERVISORY: The Intergenerational Workplace
Brenda Robinson, President, The Robcan Group
10:30 am - 11:45 am
ARENA: Ammonia Safety through Limited Charge Systems
Art Sutherland, President, Accent Refrigeration Systems
10:30 am - 11:45 am
BUILDING MAINTENANCE: Greener Facilities
Speaker: Les Quinton, Alberta Recreation and Parks Association
10:30 am - 11:45 am
AQUATICS: AAAP
Moderator: AAAP
10:30 am - 11:45 am
PARKS: Basic 2 Cycle Engine Repair
Brad Maluta
12:00 pm - 1:00 pmPresident's Luncheon