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Building Community Through Recreation Network #3 Gathering

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Glengarry Community League Hall

13325 89 Street Northwest

Edmonton, AB T5E 3K3

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Join us for our Building Community Through Recreation Network #3 Gathering!

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Community Builders and Recreation Providers in your area are coming together to share experiences and strategies which could help answer your questions in your day to day work. Take time to network together!

“Networks represent people working together and, even though those involved often have different values and goals, they realize they can all benefit by sharing experiences and strategies. A network approach also helps identify common cause, while distributing power and resources to involve many people in building solutions. It allows people to find one another through trusted connections so they can work together in reciprocal ways.”

- Liz Rykert, The Philanthropist Online Journal

What is Building Community Through Recreation?

It is a framework for promoting recreation as a catalyst for positive community connections. Recreation brings people together, and when used as a tool can create opportunities for increasing social connectedness and improving the health of communities. We acknowledge that recreation is a very diverse field: passive or active, organized or pick-up/shinny, paid or free, individual or in groups/teams, indoors or outdoors, and so on. For us, recreation includes arts, leisure/active living, cultural activities, and the various levels of sport.

What are Building Community Through Recreation (BCTR) Networks?

BCTR Networks create an opportunity and ‘space’ for your organization to connect with other community groups and local organizations about recreation and develop capacity together in the network area. City of Edmonton staff from Neighbourhood Services host BCTR Networks and in-person events to create an opportunity for learning and collaborating face-to-face about recreation.

There are 8 geographic zones across the city for BCTR networks, each focusing on the unique recreation aspects of the area. The boundaries are porous, meaning that organizations from across the city are welcomed to any of the networks, but the focus of discussion will be about recreation within and around the specific geographic area.

If you would like more information about upcoming BCTR events, please check out the seven other Fall 2019 network events. You can also be part of a BCTR Network without attending network events by contacting your Neighbourhood Resource Coordinator (Anna.Vesala@edmonton.ca, Rocky.Pilisko@edmonton.ca, or Shauna.Richard@edmonton.ca), or email BCTR@edmonton.ca or call 780 496-1474 for more information or to be added to our contact list.

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13325 89 Street Northwest

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