Recreation Professionals Week
We are excited to announce that June 17-23 has been slated Recreation Professionals Week in Saskatchewan for the second year!
During this week, we will be highlighting a recreation professional each day that has made outstanding contributions that are beneficial to their community through recreation.
What is recreation?
Recreation is the experience that results from freely chosen participation in physical, social, intellectual, creative and spiritual pursuits that enhance individual and community wellbeing.
Why are recreation professionals important to your province?
Think of your most enjoyable memory as a kid. Odds are, you’re thinking of something outdoors where you were playing with family or friends. This is natural as our connection to play, enjoyment and general happiness is from memories that involved family, friends and playing.
Now that you have these memories going through your mind, do you remember any person(s) in your life who were always around making sure the spaces and places you were playing as a child were safe. Safe, so that you could simply be a kid enjoying life? These people were likely recreation professionals (although they may not hold that title), they were working in the background of your community making parks, open spaces and recreation facilities safe places for you, your family and friends to play. These opportunities and experiences are made possible through the hard work and passion of Saskatchewan’s Recreation Professionals. This diverse group of professionals includes any person working in the field of recreation and parks in a non-volunteer capacity.
Recreation professionals envision a Saskatchewan where everyone is engaged in meaningful, accessible recreation experiences, that foster:
- Individual wellbeing
- Wellbeing of natural and built environments
- Community wellbeing
Programs and services offered by recreation professionals foster:
- Active living
- Inclusion and access
- Connecting people and nature
- Supportive environments
- Recreation capacity
Behind a thriving community and the services that are highly valued, are educated, trained professionals that care deeply about the people that they help.
See how you can show your support for a hard-working recreation professional here.
Check out our recreation professionals that are being recognized for their contributions to the recreation field in Saskatchewan here.