2019 AARFP Conference  Red Deer
 
AGENDA AT A GLANCE

Sunday, April 7, 2019
1:00 pm - 7:00 pmRegistration
Conference Centre Foyer
1:00 pm - 3:00 pmOPTIONAL PRECONFERENCE WORKSHOP: NHL Ice Maker's Forum ($50) [More Info]
Marseille Room
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm14th Annual Fun Run and Walk
Gary. W. Harris Canada Games Centre
5:00 pm - 6:15 pmWELCOME BBQ
Garden Terrace Lounge Patio
6:30 pm - 8:00 pmOpening Ceremonies & Keynote Presentation: New Leaders for a Changing World of Work [More Info]
Tuscany Room
Brenda Robinson, Speaker, Trainer, Writer, The Robcan Group
8:00 pm - 11:45 pmHospitality Suite
Bellini's @ Cambridge Hotel Red Deer (Formerly Sheraton Red Deer)

 CONCURRENT SESSION TRACKS
 AQUATICS ARENAS PARKS
 BUILDING MAINTENANCESUPERVISORY
Monday, April 8, 2019
7:00 am - 9:00 amRegistration
Conference Centre Foyer
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast (included)
Tuscany Room
9:00 am - 9:30 amAARFP Update
Tuscany Room
9:30 am - 10:30 amGENERAL SESSION: Excellence in Customer Service [More Info]
Tuscany Room
Brenda Robinson, Speaker, Trainer, Writer, The Robcan Group
10:30 am - 11:00 amBreak
Conference Centre Foyer
11:00 am - 12:00 pmAQUATICS: Advancements in Pool Filtration Technology [More Info]
Savano Room
Nic Besseling, Principal, The AME Consulting Group Ltd.
Taio Waldhaus, Associate, The AME Consulting Group Ltd.
ARENAS: Aging Artificial Ice Systems [More Info]
Santano Room
Gerald Curran, District Manager, Cimco Refrigeration
PARKS: Bull Session (Parks & Sport Fields) [More Info]
Marseille Room
BLDG MAINTENANCE: Infection Prevention & Control In The Recreation Facility Setting [More Info]
Palermo Room
Mark Ambler, GM - Western Canada, Swish
SUPERVISORY: Work Happier - The Mindful Team [More Info]
Monaco Room
Trish Tutton, Speaker, Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher
12:00 pm - 1:00 pmLunch
Tuscany Room
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmUltra Low Charge Ammonia System with Adiabatic Fluid Cooler Application Presented by: Gateway Mechanical Services
Marseille Room
Life Cycle Planning for your Building Presented by Scott Builders Inc. [More Info]
Savano Room
12:35 pm - 12:55 pmLow charge nh3 DC system Presented by: Startec Refrigeration Services Ltd
Marseille Room
A Revolution in Skate Sharpening Presented by Intellisharp Canada
Savano Room
1:15 pm - 2:15 pmAQUATICS: Mindfulness for Busy and Skeptical Leaders [More Info]
Monaco Room
Trish Tutton, Speaker, Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher
ARENAS: Zamboni Connect and Lithium Ion technology [More Info]
Palermo Room
Chris Fish, Account Manager, Industrial Machine Inc
PARKS: Natural Playgrounds [More Info]
Marseille Room
Pat Zelenak, Design & Sales Manager, PlayWorks & ParkWorks Inc
BLDG MAINTENANCE: Daily Cleaning Essentials [More Info]
Savano Room
John Greer, President, W E Greer Ltd .
SUPERVISORY: Bull Session
Santano Room
2:00 pm - 5:00 pmTrade Show Setup (for Exhibitors)
SPECIAL EVENT CENTRE @ Cambridge Hotel (formerly Sheraton Red Deer)
2:15 pm - 2:45 pmBreak
Conference Centre Foyer
2:45 pm - 3:45 pmAQUATICS: Inservice Training Techniques [More Info]
Savano Room
Mitch Carter, RFP Sr. Aquatics Instructor
ARENAS: Skate Sharpening 101 - Separating Fact from Myth [More Info]
Palermo Room
Scott Gailfus, Owner, Wholesale Skate Sharpening
PARKS: Accessibility Guidelines for Inclusive Playgrounds [More Info]
Marseille Room
Pat Zelenak, Design & Sales Manager, PlayWorks & ParkWorks Inc
BLDG MAINTENANCE: Cutting Costs for Maintenance [More Info]
Santano Room
Pete Archdekin, Pete the Plumber Ltd.
SUPERVISORY: Recreation Facilities During Crises - Emergency Management in Context [More Info]
Monaco Room
Karen Mann, Emergency Management Coordinator, Protective Servics Admin, City of Red Deer
5:30 pm - 6:00 pmTrade Show Supper for Exhibitors (in exhibit hall)
SPECIAL EVENT CENTRE @ Cambridge Hotel (formerly Sheraton Red Deer)
6:00 pm - 6:15 pmExhibitors Meeting (in exhibit hall)
SPECIAL EVENT CENTRE @ Cambridge Hotel (formerly Sheraton Red Deer)
6:30 pm - 10:00 pmTrade Show & Delegate Dinner (in exhibit hall)
SPECIAL EVENT CENTRE @ Cambridge Hotel (formerly Sheraton Red Deer)
10:00 pm - 11:45 pmHospitality Suite
Bellini's @ Cambridge Hotel Red Deer (Formerly Sheraton Red Deer)

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
5:45 am - 7:45 amMorning Sunrise Photo Shoot [More Info]
Conference Centre Foyer
7:30 am - 9:00 amBreakfast (provided)
Tuscany Room
9:00 am - 10:00 amAQUATICS: "WCYD" What Can You Do? [More Info]
Savano Room
Paula Thulin, Water Safety Ambassador, Canadian Red Cross
ARENAS: New Developments in Refrigeration Safety [More Info]
Santano Room
Art Sutherland, President, Accent-refrigeration.com
PARKS: Sportsfield Maintenance [More Info]
Palermo Room
Jason Pick, Instructor, Olds College
BUILDING MAINTENANCE: Bull Session
Marseille Room
SUPERVISORY: How to Have Difficult Conversations [More Info]
Monaco Room
Justin Flunder, President/Workshop Leader, The Flundonian Group Leadership & Development Company
10:00 am - 10:30 amBreak
Conference Centre Foyer
10:30 am - 11:30 amAQUATICS: Outdoor Pools [More Info]
Marseille Room
Steve Ashworth, Pinnacle Aquatic Group
Daniel Robinson, Pinnacle Aquatic Group
ARENA: Bull Session
Santano Room
PARKS: Synthetic Turf Managment [More Info]
Palermo Room
Tab Buckner, Township of Langley
BLDG MAINTENANCE AND SUPERVISORY: Asset Management 101 [More Info]
Monaco Room
Stuart Ray, Executive Director, AARFP
11:30 am - 12:15 pmLunch
Tuscany Room
12:15 pm - 2:00 pmAnnual General Meeting
Tuscany Room
2:30 pm - 4:30 pmPaint-Afternoon with Mama J's Canvas
The Krossing (Meet in Conference Centre Foyer by the Registration Desk)
Troubled Monk Brewery Tour
Troubled Monk Brewery (Meet in Conference Centre Foyer by the Registration Desk)
Facility Tours
Red Deer Curling Club, the Servus Arena and the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre (Meet in Conference Centre Foyer by the Registration Desk)
Free Time
No location
5:30 pm - 9:30 pmAwards Banquet Featuring St. James' Gate [More Info]
Tuscany Room
9:30 pm - 11:45 pmHospitality Suite
Bellini's @ Cambridge Hotel Red Deer (Formerly Sheraton Red Deer)

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
7:30 am - 9:00 amBreakfast
Tuscany Room
9:00 am - 10:00 amAQUATICS: Bull Session
Savano Room
ARENAS: Improving the Efficiency in Older Rinks [More Info]
Santano Room
Les Quinton, Parks & Recreation Manager, Town of Black Diamond
PRUNING BASICS- WHAT, HOW AND WHY [More Info]
Palermo Room
Mag Turple
AQUATICS: Acoustics for Aquatics [More Info]
Marseille Room
James Teppan
SUPERVISORY: INSPIRE! Recruit & Retain to Realize Goals. Succession Planning and Staff Retention/Recruitment. [More Info]
Monaco Room
Joanne Leskow, President, Joanne Leskow Consulting
10:00 am - 10:30 amBreak
Conference Centre Foyer
10:30 am - 11:30 amAQUATICS: What's In Pool Air? Are Your Staff At Risk? [More Info]
Marseille Room
Chris Biensch, Facility Manager, Aquatic Strategiies, City of Edmonton
SMALL COMMUNITY: Bull Session ALL STREAMS/TOPICS
Savano Room
PARKS: Protect Your Investment with a Synthetic Turf Maintenance Program [More Info]
Palermo Room
Jacques Zara, Vice President, GTRTurf / Team Rochon Inc. / Shaw
BLDG MAINTENANCE: Recreation Facility Asset Management [More Info]
Santano Room
John Tarantino, Vice President of Sales, Marmak
SUPERVISORY: INSPIRE! PART 2 [More Info]
Monaco Room
Joanne Leskow, President, Joanne Leskow Consulting
12:00 pm - 1:00 pmPresident's Luncheon
Tuscany Room