Calling out to Recreation Therapists working in INTERIOR and NORTHERN Health

Posted February 24th 2015

We are currently looking for recreation therapy representation from Interior and Northern Health for the PASKI (Physical Activity Support Kit Initiative)for British Columbia  sub- committee COMMUNITY RESOURCES. This is an exciting initiative across allied health  to create a database for physical activity resources across BC. If there anyone interested in joining our committee, e-mail Serena Maltais at .


Looking for TR Research participants

Posted February 17th 2015

Please see attached link for more details: Competence & Craft Participant Information Poster

Interested participants please Contact Jen Fader at

Message from BCTRA President

Posted February 17th 2015

Therapeutic Recreation Month – February 2015….. Let’s Celebrate!

 On behalf of the board I want to take the opportunity to wish everyone a great TR Month.

Events and other activities taking place this month include:

The Education Committee is hosting a webinar in February

  • This was presented on Feb. 11 ‘Weight bias in healthcare professionals’ (This session will be archived if you missed it)

And in March

  • Friday March 13, 2015 a Full day workshop will be held – it’s called:

“Beyond the Feedback Sandwich: Using Advocacy-Inquiry Techniques for Excellence as a TR Clinical Preceptor and Team Leader”

Speaker: Bev Suntjens, BA (Recreation Therapy) – Register soon as space is limited

In the Fall we advertised for ‘Regional Ambassadors’ these volunteers act as liaisons between BCTRA and the regions – volunteers have stepped forward in all regions. If you would like to know who the regional ambassador is in your area please visit our website!

Regional Ambassador roles include

  • providing updates on events in their region
  • assisting BCTRA in the work of reaching out and engaging BCTRA members
  • being available to the board of directors as a point of contact when questions arise in their region
  • helping to organize/ host BCTRA events in their region

Watch for Facebook announcements, website postings and the occasional email for details about these TR Month Social Events in your region!

  • In the Lower Mainland – there is a Run (I will be walking) planned for Wednesday, February 18th. This will be a fun event, time to enjoy leisure and connect with other TRs.
  • On the Island the board members who reside there and the ambassadors are planning an event… for details
  • In the Interior there are also events being planned by board members and the ambassador.

And keep watching your mailbox for a package to help you promote and celebrate TR month!

As a member of BCTRA you also hold membership in CTRA – there are a number of TR month resources in the CTRA members only section of their website

Once again on behalf of the BCTRA board of directors – Happy Therapeutic Recreation Month!


Brenda Kinch

BCTRA President


Upcoming Leisure Fair in Vancouver

Posted February 17th 2015

See link for more details: Leisure Fair 2015 Flyer_Family

Webinar Now Available: Weight Bias in Health Professionals

Posted February 13th 2015

For those members who were unable to attend the Live webinar on Feb 11th, it is now available in “Members Documents” under the category “Presentations”. Enjoy!