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Gathering Strength/Rassembler nos forces: Framework for Recreation in Canada Forum 2018 is a national event focused on building relationships, continuing dialog and working in cooperation towards achieving the values, goals and priorities identified in the Framework for Recreation in Canada: Pathways to Wellbeing.

Event Details

The event will be held on May 8-10, 2018 in Regina, Saskatchewan at the Delta Hotel Regina.

This gathering is the first of its kind since the completion of the Framework in 2015, and will bring together leaders, practitioners, and stakeholders from sectors across Canada to:

  • Showcase effective partnerships and initiatives from across Canada
  • Share knowledge and successful practices
  • Continue the national dialogue on the Framework for Recreation in Canada
  • Identify opportunities for collaboration with other sectors, governments, and municipalities. 

Who Should Attend

Gathering Strength will benefit anyone interested in the continued growth and vitality of recreation across Canada. The Forum has been designed to offer educational sessions and networking opportunities to:

  • Recreation, Community Development, Parks and Facilities staff and management
  • Municipal. Provincial, Territorial and National elected officials and representatives 
  • Academics and Post-Secondary educators in the fields of Parks, Recreation, Community Development, Health and Tourism
  • Emerging leaders, professionals, and students in the parks and recreation fields
  • Public Health officials, policy makers, and health promotion specialists

Call For Presenters

Will you answer the call?

The Program Sub-Committee for the Forum is currently accepting applications for current session presenters. We are looking for thought provoking and engaging presenters and facilitators who can share wisdom from local, provincial and national levels. Session topics and presentations are to be well aligned with the Goals and Priorities within the Framework for Recreation in Canada 2015: Pathways to Wellbeing.

Applications are due end of day Friday, July 14, 2017. Additional information, and the link to apply, are included in the attachments below.

Application Form - English (PDF) | French (PDF)

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Karen House, at or by phone at 306-780-9389.

Event Hosts


The event is being delivered by the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association (SPRA) in partnership with the Government of Saskatchewan, Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport.

National Partners