In Vancouver’s scenic Coal Harbour, the British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA)’s 2018 Symposium ignited dialogue on inclusion in recreation spaces and places.
Enjoying session streams that followed the five goals of The Framework for Recreation in Canada, delegates reconnected with colleagues from around the province to exchange ideas, explore new initiatives, and celebrate the amazing work being done in B.C.'s communities.
For another consecutive year, PerfectMind was proud to participate as a Gold Sponsor and accept the honour of introducing distinguished opening keynote speaker, Brad Marsden. Brad’s powerful, experiential workshop proceeded to educate and change perception around the collective trauma that has impacted First Nations people, so that service providers are better prepared to effectively communicate and empower the Native members of their communities.
With the tone aptly set for the 2018 Symposium’s focus on inclusion, spirited discussion flowed around topics such as social innovation that supports low-income families’ recreation participation, valuing the contributions of older adults, and opportunities for gender inclusion. Farid Dordar, PerfectMind founder and CEO, was pleased to present a session on “Leadership Strategies to Build a Strong Team”, in which he drew upon his own experience in empowering diverse and complex teams.
Those who visited us at the tradeshow were treated to an astonishing augmented reality experience as they interacted with holograms at our booth. Staying on the cutting edge of technology, our developers are already conceiving applications that will elevate the next iterations of parks and recreation software.
Capturing a memory, our Enterprise Account Executive, Kobe Tafreshi, posed for a photo with friends from Port Moody. Account Manager, Tanya Zarin’s favourite part of attending the conference was undoubtedly conversing with our many clients in B.C. and making the acquaintance of recreation professionals from as far as Manitoba and the Yukon.
Congratulations to Janet Wallace, Community Recreation Coordinator at the North Vancouver Recreation and Culture Commission, who won our exciting draw for a Google Home and Google Chromecast at the Evening Tradeshow Party! And thank you to the dedicated speakers, delegates, and organizers, who shared our commitment toward “Creating Inclusive Places and Spaces” at the 2018 Symposium.
Did you miss us at the event but want to learn more about PerfectMind? See why cities across North America are moving to our cutting-edge parks and recreation management software to help connect and grow their communities.