Carla Ferstl is a Recreation Director in White City.
Here is what she had to say about what recreation means to her, and why she enjoys being a recreation professional:
What do you enjoy most about your position as a Recreation Director?
I enjoy the wide range of responsibilities that come with my position. I manage parks, recreation and culture for the Town of White City and there is never a dull moment. We are involved with capital projects, programming, facility management, event planning, museum projects, etc. I could never be bored in this job!
What projects or interests are you most passionate about?
My most recent interest has been developing the Youth Engagement Project. The purpose is to engage young people aged 13-18 by offering them an avenue to contribute to our community through parks, recreation and culture. Some goals I hope to meet are: encouraging volunteerism in young people and foster a lasting commitment to community involvement; give youth a voice in parks, recreation and culture decisions; recognize young people as valued stakeholders; give young people another avenue to connect with friends and adults, and; introduce fun events tailored to teenagers that are planned by teenagers. My newly formed committee is planning their first event called Teens in the Park which will be part of White City’s Summer Festival on June 9th!
This Recreation Professionals Week spotlight was submitted to us by the Southeast Connection Sport, Culture & Recreation District.
Recreation Professionals Week is June 18-24, 2018 in Saskatchewan.
For more information on Recreation Professionals, visit sarponline.ca.