Leisure Practitioners Association of British Columbia AGM and Conference 2014

Posted August 21st 2014

Please see the documents listed below for exciting information on the Leisure Practitioners Association of British Columbia (LPABC) AGM and Conference 2014. The event spans over 3 days, October 2nd through 4th in Delta, BC. Education sessions include, but are not limited to, The Future of Dementia Care Support, Adapted Music Programming, and even an off-site visit to Earthwise Gardens to explore horticultural therapy.

LPABC Conference Information

LPABC Conference Pamphet

LPABC Conference Poster


Recreation Therapy in the News: Snoezelen Program

Posted July 27th 2014

Learn how Victoria’s Aberdeen Hospital Snoezelen Program is helping patients through sensory stimulation, with comments from BCTRA member Johanne Hemond.

Recreation and Activity Professionals Workshop

Posted July 24th 2014

Please view attachment, below, for information on  “Recreation and Activity Professionals Workshop” located in beautiful Parksville, BC. Topics include: Reducing Barriers to Participation, Benefits of Music Therapy, Communication Strategies, and many more!

Recreation Workshop Info Parksville

Request for Award Nominations

Posted July 21st 2014

Do you know someone in the TR field doing extraordinary work?  Do you know someone who deserves recognition for the effort and energy they put into their profession?  We encourage you to nominate them for a BCTRA Award!  There are 5 awards available to be given at the AGM on October 6, 2014.  Check out the awards on the website and submit a nominations form.  Lets recognize our fellow therapeutic recreation practitioners for all the hard work they do!   Complete the form online by logging into your BCTRA account and selecting “Nomination Forms” under Member-Only Resources.

Nomination Forms must be submitted by September 6, 2014.

Request for Board Member nominations!

Posted July 14th 2014

Yes, it is that time of year again – we are seeking Board position nominations!  Are you looking for opportunities to connect with others in your profession, expand your skills, and work on a team of dedicated professionals committed to growing and supporting TR in BC?  Or do you know someone who would be a great candidate?  We want to hear from you!  There are three board position opportunities available for the upcoming term:  President, Director of Education, and Director of Communications.

Are there any additional benefits of becoming a Director?  YES!  In addition to the above mentioned benefits, your annual BCTRA fees will be covered for your term.

What are the time commitment expectations?  As a board member it is expected that you will attend monthly meetings, annual meetings, as well as work an average of 2-5 hours a week on specific projects.

Can you nominate yourself? YES!  Please fill out the nomination form on the website by September 1st.  Complete the form online by logging into your BCTRA account, and select “Nomination Forms” under Member-Only Resources.

What would you do if you joined the Board?  While specific functions of each Director are described on the BCTRA website, general Director functions are listed below:

  • Attend monthly BCTRA board meetings and provide verbal progress reports
  • Assist in the planning and facilitation of the BCTRA Annual General Meeting
  • Ensure adherence to BCTRA Bylaws
  • Develop, implement and evaluate a yearly plan of action
  • Provide opportunity for the involvement of BCTRA members by supporting the ongoing development of committees
  • Prepare, present, and monitor an annual portfolio budget to include meetings, travel and potential conference/workshop expenses
  • Identify provincial, national, international trends related to portfolio
  • Ensure proper documentation of portfolio activity

If you are thinking about joining the Board and have any questions about the above positions, please contact the current corresponding Board member as they will be happy to answer them.

President: president@bctra.org

Educations Director: education@bctra.org

Communications Director: info@bctra.org


We encourage you to become involved!

Please complete the Nomination Form by September 1st.