RECognizing Our Board: TJ Biemans, President

Volunteer Week is April 19-25, 2020. Today, we'd like to put the spotlight on the President of our volunteer Board of Directors, TJ Biemans! 

TJ Biemans, President of SPRA’s Board of Directors and self-professed policy governance enthusiast, has been working in the parks and recreation field for over 17 years. TJ is Principal of Prairie Grave Care LTD and Biemans Consulting and recently served as the Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Association of Recreation Professionals (S.A.R.P.). In addition to being an avid golfer and traveler, TJ and his wife Merry have two young sons that keep them busy.

We asked TJ a few questions about recreation, and what being on the SPRA Board means to him. Continue reading below to find out what he had to say.  

What do you find most rewarding about working in the parks and recreation sector?

We help people live their best lives!

Why did you decide to become a SPRA Board member?

There are two reasons I decided to become a Board member: to actively engage in creating a supportive member environment for this organization to move forward, and to gain a broader perspective of parks and recreation in this province.

What do you like to do for fun?

I enjoy traveling, learning, camping, fishing and social activities.

What does recreation mean to you?

Freely chosen activity for the mind, body and/or spirit that brings joy to one’s life.

What advice would you give to people considering becoming an SPRA Board member?

You’re crazy not to consider becoming an SPRA Board member. Regardless what your skill level is, this Board is about growing individually and collectively as a team to actively advance the Recreation Sector.Best part is, we govern through policy so no hands on operations!

Are you looking for a rewarding opportunity to: 
• Contribute to the future of recreation in Saskatchewan;
• Build connections within the parks and recreation sector, and;
• Gain experience that will enhance your professional and personal growth?

If the answer is YES, then consider bringing your passion for parks and recreation to our Board of Directors! 

Candidate nominations are being accepted until June 30, 2020 at 12:00 p.m..

Apply today!