Harry Boothman Bursary


The Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) has launched a bursary program to assist parks and recreation professionals financially in the pursuit of professional development in the sector.

This Bursary was established to honour the contributions of Harry Boothman to the parks and recreation sector. Harry was a Parks Supervisor for the City of Calgary, CPRA Board Member and long-time supporter of the organization. Harry believed in the need for actions that support the continued development of the field. Establishing this bursary, in support of Professional Development within the sector, is a tribute to Harry’s vision and dedication.

Applications will be accepted from Parks and Recreation practitioners with a minimum of five (5) years’ experience and currently working full-time in the sector.

Up to two (2) bursaries, in the amount of $1,000, each can be awarded each year.

Professional development opportunities must begin at within the timeframe of April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019. The professional development opportunity must be completed no later than March 31, 2020. Retroactive Professional Development opportunities will not be supported.

Deadlines for applications – March 31 of every year.


  pdf Harry Boothman Bursary Application/Follow Up Forms (1.91 MB)

2020 North American Indigenous Games- Leadership Opp.

In July of 2020 Nova Scotia will host nearly 1000 Indigenous nations from across North America in a celebration of culture, people, tradition, and athleticism. During the Games, over 5000 young athletes (aged 13-19) will compete and showcase their skill while also representing their unique community’s culture and heritage with pride. Since the first games in 1990, the NAIG has been responsible for generating tens of millions of dollars in economic impact for host cities. As host to the 2020 Games Halifax has been provided with an unprecedented opportunity to connect communities from across North America and celebrate Mi’kmaq culture and heritage, leaving a lasting legacy of unity and hope that will endure long after the games are completed.


The 2020 NAIG Host Society Board of Directors and 2020 NAIG CEO are currently looking to fill three key leadership opportunities.

pdf NAIG, Director of Finance (128 KB)

pdf NAIG, Executive Director Games Delivery (116 KB)

pdf NAIG, Executive Director, Sponsorship and Communication (117 KB)

Nova Scotia launches online campaign today!

Nova Scotia Connect is an online activity resource for Nova Scotians. It is the Direct Route to recreation, sport, arts and cultural programs, activities and events for the entire family. Nova Scotia Connect has five regional sites across Nova Scotia, that are all linked through one provincial connect page –

IMPORTANT: Membership Renewal

news2Have you renewed your Recreation Nova Scotia membership yet? Our membership runs from April 1st, 2018, until March 31st, 2019.

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