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Gathering Strength/Rassembler nos forces: Framework for Recreation in Canada Forum 2018 is a national event focused on building relationships, continuing dialog and working in cooperation towards achieving the values, goals and priorities identified in the Framework for Recreation in Canada: Pathways to Wellbeing.

The Forum will be held on May 8-10, 2018 in Regina, Saskatchewan at the Delta Hotel Regina.

What To Expect

Gathering Strength is the first event of its kind since the completion of the Framework in 2015, and will bring together leaders, practitioners, and stakeholders from sectors across Canada to showcase effective partnerships and initiatives, share knowledge and best practices, continue dialog and identify future opportunities for collaboration towards achieving the values, goals and priorities identified in the Framework.

At Gathering Strength, you will experience:

  • 2 inspiring keynote speakers
  • 30 engaging sessions focused on the five goals of the Framework
  • Entertaining social events, showcasing Saskatchewan's diverse cultures and recreation opportunities
  • Valuable opportunities for networking and knowledge sharing with delegates from across Canada
  • A chance to see Regina's new world class facility- Mosaic Stadium - and explore Wascana Park, one of North America's largest urban parks. 

Watch this brief video to learn more about this upcoming event: 

Who Should Attend

Gathering Strength will benefit anyone interested in the continued growth and vitality of recreation across Canada. The Forum has been designed to offer educational sessions and networking opportunities to:

  • Recreation, Community Development, Parks and Facilities staff and management
  • Municipal. Provincial, Territorial and National elected officials and representatives 
  • Academics and Post-Secondary educators in the fields of Parks, Recreation, Community Development, Health and Tourism
  • Emerging leaders, professionals, and students in the parks and recreation fields
  • Public Health officials, policy makers, and health promotion specialists


Rates (including taxes)

  • Early Bird Rate (Register by April 13, 2018) – $315
  • Regular Rate (Register from April 14- April 24, 2018) – $365
  • Student Rate (Confirmation of Enrollment required) – $235

Registration for the Forum is now closed.

Onsite Guide

Print copies of the Onsite Guide will be available to registered delegates at the registration desk in the Delta Hotel. View a digital copy of the Onsite Guide below.

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Download the Onsite Guide (PDF)

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Event Hosts

The Forum is being delivered by the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association (SPRA) in partnership with the Government of Saskatchewan, Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport.


For questions related to this event, contact:

Darren Spelay
SPRA Field Consultant
(306) 782-1074