2019 AARFP Conference  Red Deer
 
AGENDA AT A GLANCE

Sunday, April 7, 2019
1:00 pm - 7:00 pmRegistration
1:00 pm - 3:00 pmOPTIONAL PRECONFERENCE WORKSHOP: NHL Ice Maker's Forum ($50) [More Info]
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm14th Annual Fun Run and Walk
5:00 pm - 6:15 pmTBD: WELCOME BBQ
6:30 pm - 8:00 pmOpening Ceremonies & Keynote Presentation: New Leaders for a Changing World of Work [More Info]
8:00 pm - 11:45 pmHospitality: @ Bellini's Sheraton Red Deer

 CONCURRENT SESSION TRACKS
 AQUATICS ARENAS PARKS
 BUILDING MAINTENANCESUPERVISORY
Monday, April 8, 2019
7:00 am - 9:00 amRegistration
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast (included)
9:00 am - 9:30 amAARFP Update
9:30 am - 10:30 amGENERAL SESSION: Excellence in Customer Service [More Info]
Brenda Robinson, Speaker, Trainer, Writer, The Robcan Group
10:30 am - 11:00 amBreak
11:00 am - 12:00 pmAQUATICS: Advancements in Pool Filtration Technology [More Info]
Nic Besseling, Principal, The AME Consulting Group Ltd.
Taio Waldhaus, Associate, The AME Consulting Group Ltd.
ARENAS: Aging Artificial Ice Systems [More Info]
Gerald Curran, District Manager, Cimco Refrigeration
PARKS: Bull Session (Parks & Sportsfields) [More Info]BLDG MAINTENANCE: Infection Prevention & Control In The Recreation Facility Setting [More Info]
Mark Ambler, GM - Western Canada, Swish
Jim Flieler, VP, Swish
SUPERVISORY: Work Happier - The Mindful Team [More Info]
Trish Tutton, Speaker, Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher, Trish Tutton
12:00 pm - 1:00 pmLunch
1:15 pm - 2:15 pmAQUATICS: Mindfulness for Busy and Skeptical Leaders [More Info]
Trish Tutton, Speaker, Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher, Trish Tutton
ARENAS: Zamboni Connect and Lithium Ion technology [More Info]
Chris Fish, Account Manager, Industrial Machine Inc
PARKS: Natural Playgrounds [More Info]
Pat Zelenak, Design & Sales Manager, PlayWorks & ParkWorks Inc
BLDG MAINTENANCE: Daily Cleaning Essentials [More Info]
John Greer, President, W E Greer Ltd .
SUPERVISORY: Bull Session
2:00 pm - 5:00 pmTrade Show Setup
2:15 pm - 2:45 pmBreak
2:45 pm - 3:45 pmAQUATICS: Inservice Training TechniquesARENAS: Skate Sharpening 101 - Separating Fact from Myth [More Info]
Scott Gailfus, Owner, Wholesale Skate Sharpening
PARKS: Accessibility Guidelines for Inclusive Playgrounds [More Info]
Pat Zelenak, Design & Sales Manager, PlayWorks & ParkWorks Inc
BLDG MAINTENANCE: Cutting Costs for Maintenance [More Info]
Pete Archdekin, Pete the Plumber Ltd.
SUPERVISORY: Recreation Facilities During Crises - Emergency Management in Context [More Info]
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)
6:00 pm - 6:15 pmExhibitors Meeting (in exhibit hall)
6:30 pm - 10:00 pmTrade Show & Attendee Dinner (in exhibit hall)
10:00 pm - 11:45 pmHospitality: @ Bellini's Sheraton Red Deer

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
5:45 am - 7:45 amMorning Sunrise Photo Shoot ($25/person) [More Info]
7:30 am - 9:00 amBreakfast (provided)
9:00 am - 10:00 amAQUATICS: "WCYD" What Can You Do? [More Info]
Paula Thulin, Water Safety Ambassador, Canadian Red Cross
ARENAS: New Developments in Refrigeration Safety [More Info]
Art Sutherland, President, Acceent-refrigeration.com
PARKS: Sportsfield Maintenance [More Info]
Jason Pick, Instructor, Olds College
BUILDING MAINTENANCE: Bull Session SUPERVISORY: How to Have Difficult Conversations [More Info]
Justin Flunder, President/Workshop Leader, The Flundonian Group Leadership & Development Company
10:00 am - 10:30 amBreak
10:30 am - 11:30 amAQUATICS: Outdoor Pools [More Info]
Steve Ashworth, Pinnacle Aquatic Group
Daniel Robinson, Pinnacle Aquatic Group
ARENA: Bull SessionPARKS: What's New on IrrigationBLDG MAINTENANCE AND SUPERVISORY: Asset Management 101 [More Info]
Stuart Ray, Executive Director, AARFP
11:30 am - 12:15 pmLunch (provided)
12:15 pm - 2:00 pmAnnual General Meeting
2:30 pm - 4:30 pmPaint-Afternoon with Mama J's Canvas Troubled Monk Brewery TourFacility Tours (Servus Arena, Red Deer Curling/Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre)Free Time
5:30 pm - 9:30 pmAwards Banquet with Entertainment (dinner provided) [More Info]
9:30 pm - 11:45 pmHospitality: @ Bellini's Sheraton Red Deer

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