RFABC Conference 2020 "Connecting People”

RFABC Conference 2020 "Connecting People”

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  • Monday, May 11, 2020
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    Preconference

    9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM
    Preconference Session: One Stop Refrigeration Shop  (Precon)
    Moriarty Room
    Learn the do's and don'ts of refrigeration Technology, Safety, Codes, and Maintenance. A one-day event put on by the industry leaders: Polar Engineering, ASTI, TSBC, and Accent Refrigeration in partnership with RFABC. As an participate you will have a rare opportunity  to learn from a broad range of presenters and get a glimpse of what is the future of the industry. Your registration fee for this session includes lunch.
    Fee  Optional 
     
    3:00 PM  -  9:00 PM
    Registration Opens
    Foyer
     Optional  Closed 
     

    Connecting

    7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM
    Welcome and Social; sponsored by Langara College Recreation Studies
    Walbran Room
    Kick off the conference by meeting up with old friends or making new ones. Meet and greet time! Light food and refreshments will be available.
     Optional 
  • Tuesday, May 12, 2020
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    7:30 AM  -  4:00 PM
    Registration Desk Open
    Foyer
     Optional  Closed 
     

    Connecting

    7:30 AM  -  8:30 AM
    Breakfast
    Walbran Room
     Optional 
     

    Conference Opening Session and Keynote

    8:30 AM  -  9:45 AM
    Strategic Networking
    Walbran Room
    Build, grow and leverage your network. Discover how to make a lasting impression, grow a large network of contacts, nurture mutually beneficial relationships and maintain authenticity in person and online, including practical tips to leverage platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Whether you are an introvert in a new environment or a seasoned networker who wants see more tangible results, Bobby can teach you how to be one of the most memorable people in the room.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Connecting

    9:45 AM  -  10:00 AM
    Nutrition Break
     Optional 
     

    All Delegates Session

    10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM
    World Cafe
    Walbran Room
    Building on the 2019 session, the World Cafe will get us started on looking forward. A series of questions for the group designed to combine the vision of the delegates to strategic planning for the future.
    Moderators:
     Optional 
     

    Conference Educational Session

    11:20 AM  -  12:35 PM
    Long Term Development in Sport and Physical Literacy
    Moriarty Room
    Physical activity is a lot more fun when we’re physically literate. To build physical literacy and health throughout life, we need to offer a supportive, enriched physical literacy environment. A Sport for Life representative will provide insight into Long Term Development and the importance of creating a fun, safe, positive and developmentally appropriate quality sport and physical literacy experience. Keith Holloway will then highlight how The Township of Langley incorporated Physical Literacy into their Learn to Skate Program.
    Presenters:
     Optional 
    11:20 AM  -  12:35 PM
    Optimizing Your Relationship with Your Local Curling Club
    Carmanah Room
    Working with your local curling club can have unexpected rewards and benefits for your municipality.  We will discuss different models of municipal-curling club relationships, how to optimize municipal-curling club relationships, and how to maximize the use of curling ice and curling club dry floor for your active for life programs throughout the year.
    Presenters:
     Optional 
    11:20 AM  -  12:35 PM
    Refrigeration Maintenance Guideline (Tool Kit)
    Grand Strathcona Room
    Refrigeration Safety remains a top priority for our organizations. First unveiling of the much anticpated program. This presentation will roll out the brand new Refrigeration Maintenance Guideline that was created in a collabartive effort between the regulatory bodies, refrigeration contractors,RFABC and facilty operators. You will be amongst the first group to experience what is new coming out of TSBC.
    Presenters:
     Optional 
    11:20 AM  -  12:35 PM
    Utilizing Natural Environment to Expand Community Recreation Opportunities
    McBride/Maquilla Room
    This session will explore how to utilize the natural environment as a physical asset to engage your citizens, build community and drive physical activity outside of a built facility.  Marketing the outdoor playground your community comes by naturally and opening access to trail networks can lead to increased program capacity as well as self-guided recreation with the right mix of documentation, maintenance, outreach and engagement.
    Presenters:
     Optional 
     

    Connecting

    12:35 PM  -  1:25 PM
    Lunch
    Walbran Room
     Optional 
     

    Conference Educational Session

    1:30 PM  -  2:45 PM
    Canuck Autism Network
    Carmanah Room
    Like children with a physical disability, children who have behavioural-attentional-emotional diagnoses are often excluded from community recreation, bullied or ignored by their peers, or may be told they are ‘not a good fit’ for the program by instructors. This session will introduce attendees to simple and practical strategies to help all kids engage more successfully in recreation settings.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    1:30 PM  -  2:45 PM
    Due Diligence for Supervisors
    Moriarty Room
    Understand the responsibility of the employer when it comes to worker safety and receive resources and examples of how supervisors can do their due diligence to assess risk in the workplace and provide safe work practices and procedures such as working alone, bullying and harassment and first aid.
    Presenters:
     Optional 
    1:30 PM  -  2:45 PM
    Preventative maintenance / asset management
    Grand Strathcona Room
    The session will cover the requirements of a successful Asset Management and Preventative Maintenance programs and will talk to some of the best practices that you could implement in your system. Whether you have an exisitng program or are working toward implementation this discussion will provide you some of the lessons learned from other organizations.
    Presenters:
     Optional 
    1:30 PM  -  2:45 PM
    The pursuit of low energy recreation centres
    McBride/Maquilla Room
    This presentation will show the state of the industry with respect to energy saving strategies in recreation facility mechanical systems, while highlighting the methods deployed at the New Westminster Facility
    Presenters:
     Optional 
     

    Connecting

    2:45 PM  -  3:00 PM
    Nutrition Break
     Optional 
     

    Conference Educational Session

    3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Bull Session Aquatics
    McBride/Maquilla Room
    Water you know, you might want to know more. Share your challenges and opportunities for aquatic operations.
     Optional 
    3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Bull Session Arena
    Grand Strathcona Room
    Join in the discussion to discuss the latest developments and challenges in the arena and refrigeration section of the association
     Optional 
    3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Bull Session Programming
    Moriarty Room
    What's happening in programming. Let's discuss ways for the assocuation to support programmers in their day to day work
     Optional 
     

    Trade Show

    5:00 PM  -  9:15 PM
    Trade Show and Dinner
    Oceanside Arena
    Trade show and Dinner will be held at the Oceanside Arena. Dinner starts at 5 Pm and the Tradeshow starts at 6 PM. Bus transportation from the hotel starts at 4:15. Last bus will be returning at 9:30. is
     Optional 
  • Wednesday, May 13, 2020
  •  
    7:30 AM  -  4:00 PM
    Registration Desk Open
    Foyer
     Optional  Closed 
     

    Connecting

    7:30 AM  -  8:30 AM
    Breakfast
    Walbran Room
     Optional  Closed 
     

    Conference Educational Session

    8:30 AM  -  9:45 AM
    Building the Case for Replacement & Repair of Aging Infrastructure
    Grand Strathcona Room
    This panel presentation and discussion will provide a review of the key information, resources and process necessary to gain community and financial support for replacement of aging infrastructure including some start to finish examples from around the province.
    Presenters:
     Optional 
    8:30 AM  -  9:45 AM
    Creative In-Services - Back to Basics; The 5 Guiding R's to Rule the World
    Carmanah Room
    Jeff Willis from Creative Toolbox will present his five guiding principles for staff training. This session will cover the five R’s of improving staff morale, training, creating a more positive work environment, staff empowerment, and achieving an overall better product.  Jeff will use creative methods to help engage staff and bring joy back into staff training.  Prepare yourself for the unexpected.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    8:30 AM  -  9:45 AM
    Facility Accessibility
    Moriarty Room
    This session will cover the benefits of the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Professional Training program, some of the success stories from the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification program and explore general best practice considerations to making your facilities more accessible and inclusive.
    Presenters:
     Optional 
    8:30 AM  -  9:45 AM
    New Developments in the Refrigeration Industry
    McBride/Maquilla Room
    The ice rink refrigeration industry has been under a tremendous amount of pressure from all directions including higher energy costs, phasing out of refrigerants and increasing regulatory requirements. Over the last few years there have been advancements in components and system design that have addressed each of these concerns and in many cases, address all three of the concerns. In this session, we will discuss the new best practices moving forward to keep your facility safe, profitable and environmentally friendly.
    Presenters:
     Optional 
     

    Connecting

    9:45 AM  -  10:00 AM
    Nutrition Break
     Optional  Closed 
     

    Conference Educational Session

    10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM
    Energy recovery in arenas
    Grand Strathcona Room
    This session will look at the next phase of energy recovery in arenas and how you can spend less and save more. Ian will discuss how new heat pump installations can easily integrate directly wih a building's domestic hot water system.
    Presenters:
     Optional 
    10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM
    Innovations in Pool Oxidation & Disinfection Systems
    McBride/Maquilla Room
    Explore the latest technologies in swimming pool oxidation and disinfection from around the world. Covering salt water chlorine generation and on-site secondary disinfection and oxidation technologies with discussion on the pro and cons of new technologies on the market
    Presenters:
     Optional 
    10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM
    Recruiting & Retaining Quality Employees
    Moriarty Room
    This session will address strategies for professionals to reach out beyond their workplaces to find new talent and provide examples of the best practices and importance of succession planning
    Presenters:
     Optional 
    10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM
    Sport Hosting - Minor Lacrosse National Championships.
    Carmanah Room
    After hosting the 2019 Minor Lacrosse National Champtionships, the City of Coquitlam is excitied to share their sport hosting experience. From pre-event preparation to post event debriefs this session will provide insight into sport hosting and provide resouces from the Sport For Life Building Social Legacies handbook.
    Presenters:
     Optional 
     

    Connecting

    11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM
    Past President's Lunch and Annual General Meeting
    Walbran Room
    This event honors the Association's past presidents. Many of the past presidents make an effort to attend . Following the lunch, the Annual General Meeting of the Association is held.
     Optional  Closed 
     

    Conference Educational Session

    1:45 PM  -  3:00 PM
    ASHRAE Standards and Energy efficiency
    Moriarty Room
    Rocky Point Engineering will present on energy efficiency in your existing buildings and ASHRAE Standard 100 with a focus on high efficiency systems incorporating a realistic green approach by finding the moste economical and enviro-friendly stragegies possible.
    Presenters:
     Optional 
    1:45 PM  -  3:00 PM
    CO2 install and energy retrofit
    Grand Strathcona Room
    This past summer the Strathcona Gardens Recreation Complex completed a switch of their two ice sheets to a carbon dioxide (CO2) refrigeration system and implemented other energy recovery strategies. This joint discussion with the design build contractor and the facility Manager will take you through the design considerations, construction and operations since construction.
    Presenters:
     Optional 
    1:45 PM  -  3:00 PM
    Grow Your Career
    McBride/Maquilla Room
    A credible panel of Vancouver Island University presenters will share personal career development experiences; session concludes with a question and answer period.
    Presenters:
     Optional 
    1:45 PM  -  3:00 PM
    Write an RFP to get the services you want
    Carmanah Room
    Imagine an exciting project vision you have, and now, you are finally ready to bring it to fruition, but are you ready to go through the onerous task of writing a Request For Proposal (RFP) to elicit best responses from the most qualified architectural firms? This presentation will talk about how to accurately describe project needs, reduce unnecessary questions from proponents and clarify pricing requirements, even without a set budget. Learn to procure clear proposals through RFP process, streamline decision making and hire the team which best meets your needs and is a pleasure to work with throughout the project.
    Presenters:
     Optional 
     

    Connecting

    3:00 PM  -  3:15 PM
    Nutrition Break
     Optional  Closed 
     

    Conference Closing Session and Keynote

    3:15 PM 
    Reaching New Heights through Agile Leadership
    Walbran Room
    Climbing Mount Everest is considered one of mankind’s greatest feats of human endurance. The exciting expedition to the top of the world’s highest peak is a journey filled with unparalleled physical and mental challenges and some of the roughest, most extreme conditions imaginable. Alan Mallory took on the challenge and set a world record when he, along with three other members of his immediate family, reached the summit. The expedition challenged the mental, emotional and physical limits of their entire beings and at every stage of the ascent demanded an unwavering commitment to resilience and perseverance. Alan’s dynamic presentation focuses on developing leaders and strengthening teams by reinforcing the professional development and leadership skills that are essential for success. It is an engaging visual and educational journey that is supported by many of the stunning photos and short videos captured along the expedition. From teetering across ladders spanning seemingly bottomless crevasses and fighting the many altitude related sicknesses to clambering up vertical ice faces, every segment of the climb was filled with intense, extraordinary challenges. Alan’s keynote reinforces the importance of numerous leadership qualities such as strategic planning, effective communication, risk management, teamwork and development of trust within professional relationships as well as the mentality and passion involved in conquering one’s own Everest, whatever that may be.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Awards Banquet

    6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM
    Award Banquet and Entertainment
    Walbran Room
    Join your new connections at the 2020 Awards banquet. Award winners will be honored and receive recognition from the Association. Following the banquet, the Conference committee has an evening of entertainment prepared for your enjoyment.
     Optional 
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