The Alberta Association of Recreation Facility Personnel (AARFP) is excited to host their annual conference and tradeshow, RE-Connecting in Recreation.

It is more important than ever to find connection in our lives, what better way to do this than through a conference of like-minded individuals who are also looking to connect. This year’s conference program gives you the opportunity to learn and share from others who face similar challenges and successes.

With over 30 education sessions, numerous tradeshow exhibitors, and inspiring keynote speakers, recreation professionals will take away information that will help them Re-connect with their communities to inspire positive connection.

The conference will be held in Red Deer on April 23-26, 2023, with attendance by 250-300 delegates in recreation operations from all over Alberta and a few from British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and the Northwest Territories.

To view the full conference program click HERE.

(Please note information is subject to change)

Hotel Information: Red Deer Resort & Casino | 3310 50th Avenue Red Deer AB | 403-346-2091



To Book Your Room: Phone: 1-800-662-7197 | Email:

Quote: AARFP Conference Rate

To book less than 3 nights*:

*Conference Rates do not apply to anything booked outside the RFP Conference Block or that do not meet the 3 night minimum.

Thank you to Our Sponsors! 

























Please Note: You must be a current RFP Member in order to attend the Conference. To purchase your membership, please visit

10th Annual Skip Hayden Memorial Golf Tournament - Sponsored by White Ice

The Association dedicates the tournament in honour of Paul "Skip" Hayden's 30 year membership. We honour his dedication and service as an Instructor, Board Member, President, Life Member and Friend. His leadership and enthusiasm was an example for all to follow as a practitioner of integrity and loyalty to his employer and this organization. His sense of honour was formidable and unforgettable. His personal fitness regime included power walking every day of his life, which contrinbuted to his abilities as a competive RFP Golfer. It will be a 9 – Hole Golf Tournament with lots of fun prizes!

And so, we continue to honour his legacy with the 10th Annual Skip Hayden Golf Tournament.

When: Tuesday, April 25 | 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Where: Meadowlands Golf Course | Sylvan Lake

Registration Required: $70.00/golfer - To Register click HERE

Team requests can be sent to Teams will be assigned closer to the tournament date.

A Big Thank You To Our Golf Sponsor!

Thank You To Our Golf Hole Sponsor!

RE-CONNECTING in RECREATION - 44th Annual AARFP Conference & Trade Show

  • April 23 - 26, 2023
  • Red Deer Inn & Casino
    3310 50th Ave
    Red Deer, Alberta
    T4N 3X9

Event Workshops

Optimizing Pool Operations - Brent Miller - Automated Aquatics - Monday 10:30am-11:30am

April 24, 2023  10:30 - 11:30
Fee: $0.00
Seats Remaining:15

This presentation reveals the bigger picture of public pool operations. Pool sustainability is defined with a comprehensive examination of resource inputs (energy, water, chemical) and the outputs as they relate to operational variables. The presentation is driven from practical experience optimizing water/air quality while focusing on reducing chemical use and increasing energy efficiency.

About Brent:


Duct Tape And Bubblegum - Tips And Tricks On How To Hold Your Pool Together Daniel Robinson & John Napier - City Of Okotoks & AARFP - Tuesday 8:30am-9:30am

April 25, 2023  08:30 - 09:30
Fee: $0.00
Seats Remaining:19


About Daniel:

Daniel is the Aquatics Team Lead for the Town of Okotoks where he leads a team of staff responsible for the operation and maintenance of the local Aquatics Centre. Daniel has been involved in the mechanical operation and renovation of the centre for over 15 years. Over the last 4 years Daniel has planned and executed several renovations to the Aquatics Centre with his team while increasing service levels in a facility that is operating at its peak capacity.

Integrated Project Delivery: Collaborative Rec Centre Building - Jonathan Curley - Chandos - Wednesday 8:30am-9:30am

April 26, 2023  08:30 - 09:30
Fee: $0.00
Seats Remaining:31



About Jonathan: