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Municipal Parks and Trails Forum

Recreation Connections Manitoba will be hosting a new event attached to the 2019 Annual Provincial Recreation Conference – The Municipal Parks and Trails Forum. This forum will be held on Tuesday, February 19th, 2019, at Canad Inns Destination Centre Polo Park, Winnipeg. We are proud to announce Trails Manitoba as a Conference Partner and Scatliff + Miller + Murray as a Bronze Sponsor for this special event!

Developing Open Spaces For All

While today’s electronic devices bring many great advantages of connectivity and learning, they are contributing to a serious diminishing of our connection with the outdoors and nature.  There can be little doubt about the importance of connecting with nature toward better social, psychological, and physical health. There is a direct correlation between having public green spaces and the likelihood that we will exercise, as well as  improving our social connectiveness by providing for a space for people to interact.

“Developing open spaces for all”, parks and trails build stronger communities and are essential to providing easily accessible opportunities for ALL our citizens to connect with the outdoors and nature.  The 2019 Municipal Parks Forum is an opportunity for learning and sparking new ideas, a chance to be inspired and motivated.  Join in the spirited discussions as community leaders, planners, key partners, active living advocates, and recreation professionals look through the “park and trail” lens to share and identify diverse ways to develop and strengthen our communities.

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Registration is now OPEN

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Student Poster Session

Join us during the lunch hour as our emerging professionals showcase and share their projects, research, ideas, and approaches to developing quality park and trail facilities in Manitoba. Students from Manitoba colleges and universities have been invited to prepare posters and presentations that document innovations and trends in their fields of study. This session is intended to encourage dialogue and connections between forum delegates and our emerging parks and recreation professionals as they will be keen to meet you and exchange ideas.


Poster/Presentation information for students: We invite university and college students to share their projects, research, ideas, and approaches to developing quality park and trail facilities in Manitoba in a form of a poster/presentation with visual poster board displays.


Date: February 19th, 2019

Location: Canad Inns Polo Park

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm (set up is open at 11:00 am)

Booth information: Each student/presentation will be given an 8-foot dressed table to display their presentation. RCM will need to be notified at least 2 weeks prior to the event if electrical access is required.

Submission deadline: February 1st, 2019


Submission requests can be emailed to:

Subject: Student Poster Session 2019


Daria Jorquera Palmer

Executive Director

Recreation Connections Manitoba


Submission information requirements:

  • Name
  • Name of College or University
  • Faculty
  • Faculty Advisor
  • Contact information (phone and email)






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