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ARPA receives additional $17,000 to create Aboriginal recreation quality standard program
by pmnationtalk onJanuary 8, 2015474 Views
The Alberta Recreation and Parks Association received $17,000 in funding from the Telus Community Foundation at a cheque presentation in Edmonton on January 7, 2015. The funding complements a $25,000 grant received in December from the RBC and Canadian Sport for Life Learn to Play Project. Both will help create a new Aboriginal Component for ARPA’s HIGH FIVE® Program, empowering Aboriginal leaders across Alberta to enhance the quality of sport and recreation programs in their communities.
High Five is Canada’s only comprehensive quality standard for children’s sport and recreation programs. It was developed with the understanding that the quality of children’s experiences in recreation and sport settings help to shape how they will develop as adults. High Five ensure leaders, coaches and instructors have the tools and knowledge to nurture a child’s mental health and create those positive experiences for children.
The Alberta Recreation and Parks Association is a not-for-profit organization committed to building healthier and happier communities and citizens through the development and promotion of recreation and parks. ARPA delivers various programs and services that enhance the quality of life of Albertans, including Communities ChooseWell, Communities in Bloom, HIGH FIVE®, Everybody get to play, ParticipACTION Teen Challenge, Excellence Series, and the Canadian Parks and Recreation Certification Program.