Our training would not be possible without the support of our amazing sponsors:
BALL DIAMOND MAINTENANCE AND BEST PRACTICES WORKSHOP
Ball Diamond maintenance is a regular, necessary and costly procedure. Whether using stone dust, a mixture of clay, sand, original materials or the new diamond conditioners, amendments and materials, a similar process must be used. They all require regular grooming and good maintenance practices. This program will illustrate best practices and maintenance standards to your front line staff. A reasonable standard of maintenance is now a necessity because of risk management principles that indicate all diamonds should be maintained to a standard and level of acceptance equivalent to the municipalities around you. In the case of an incident, or an injury, that is what the lawyers are now using as a bench mark for a "standard of care".
This course will cover:
South Dundas Municipal Centre ~ 3rd Floor Council Chambers
34 Ottawa Street
Morrisburg, ON K0C 1X0
7 Canada Way, Morrisburg, ON K0C 1X0 (5 minute walk)
OPA Member Price: $247.80
Potential Member Price: $345.90
**Lunch is not provided at this session please bring a bagged lunch**
Register online, payment can be made via cheque (made payable to Ontario Parks Association) or by calling the OPA office with a credit card for processing.
TWO DAY PARKS ORIENTED CHAINSAW SAFETY AWARENESS
The Department of Labour requires that all Parks Professionals who use chainsaws on the job be trained in their safe operation.
This two (2) day seminar helps satisfy these requirements.
The course will cover:
PARTICIPANTS MUST HAVE PROPER PPE IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS COURSE
May 28 & 29, 2018
7:30am to 3:30pm
Kettle Creek Conservation Authority - Administration Centre ~ Boardroom
44015 Ferguson Line
St. Thomas, ON N5P 3T3
Outdoor Location: On site
Lunch is NOT provided at this location – please bring a lunch both days.
Register online, payment can be made via cheque (made payable to Ontario Parks Association) or by calling the OPA office with a credit card for processing. (905-864-6182, ext. 6710) .
SPRAY PAD PRACTITIONER TRAINING PROGRAM
With the increasing demand for spray pads in communities are you prepared to deal with the choices (and possibly trade-offs) that will need to be made when dealing with the installation of this type of equipment? Once through or recirculated, type of features required, type of surface, materials, location, understanding the context of the Health Act, responsibilities of owners, and water treatment and testing, all these options, questions and the need for a basic understanding of operations come to light with the installation of a spray pad.
With these things in mind, Ontario Parks Association has developed a new spray pad operations course that will help prepare participants to be able to confidently respond to these questions and more. This session is the first of its kind in North America, and promises to be an exciting addition to the training program line up currently offered by OPA. This two day Spray Pad Practitioner program will include both theory and practical, with a visit to a local spray pad being part of the training.
Following is an overview of the items that will be addressed during this training:
Whether you are an operator, supervisor, manager, or health official, you will want to attend this exciting course to gain a stronger understanding of this increasingly popular equipment.
DATE: May 29 & 30, 2018
TIME: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre - Minor Sports Meeting Room
265 Cannifton Rd
Belleville, ON K8N 4V8
SPRAY PAD PRACTICAL SITE:
Kinsman Park, 151 Dundas Street East
OPA Member Price: $403.80
Potential Member Price: $633.90
***Please wear closed toe shoes to the training session***
Please note that lunch is NOT provided at this location – please bring a lunch for this session.
To attend this training please register online. Payment can be made online, via cheque (made payable to Ontario Parks Association) or by calling the OPA office with a credit card for processing (905-864-6182, ext. 6710).
2018 DAVE GOWER MEMORIAL EVENT
June 1 Golf Event Schedule:
8:00 - 8:45 am - Registration & Breakfast
9:00 am SHARP - Tee Off (Scramble Format)
2:00 pm - Reception
2:45 pm - Dinner and Prizes
BraeBen Golf Course
5700 Terry Fox Way
Mississauga, ON L5V 2W2
Hilton Garden Inn
100 Traders Boulevard
Mississauga, ON L4Z 2H7
Rate: $125.00 plus taxes. Call (905) 890-9110 and mention code ONPAS1 or that you are part of the OPA Foundation’s June 1st event to receive the OPAF group rate or register online by clicking the following OPAF room block link.F:oursome - Scramble Format
Cost: $150 per person
Don’t forget to bring along an extra $20 bill (or two) so you can participate in Molok’s Chippin’ for OPAF contest. $20 gets you 5 attempts at chipping a golf ball into a Molok container. Each successful chip gets your name entered into the draw for an all-expenses paid vacation, courtesy of Molok North America Ltd.! All funds raised go directly to the Scholarship & Bursary Award Program!
2018 Dave Gower Memorial Event
Rate: $125.00 plus taxes.
Call (905) 890-9110 and mention code ONPAS1 or that you are part of the OPA Foundation’s June 1st event to receive the OPAF group rate or register online by clicking the following OPAF room block link.F: Foursome - Scramble Forma
GOLF PACKAGE - $2,000 - TAKEN - Playcare & Design
Complimentary golf foursome
GOLF CARTS PACKAGE - $1,500 - TAKEN - Openspace Solutions/Shadeview Structures
DINNER PACKAGE - $1,500 (1 Available) - 1 OPPORTUNITY TAKEN - Ure-Tech Surfaces Inc.
BREAKFAST PACKAGE - $1,000 - TAKEN - BLEACHER GUYS / W.H. REYNOLDS
GOLD SPONSOR - $500
CONTEST SPONSOR - $400
SILVER SPONSOR - $300
Click here to download the event flyer.
DATE: June 13 & 14, 2018
LOCATION: Town of Essex
Colchester Community Centre
100 Jackson Street
Colchester, ON N0R 1G0
SPRAY PAD PRACTICAL SITE:
Across the street
Join us for the Annual General Meetings of the Ontario Parks Association and the Ontario Parks Association Foundation!
When: Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Where: Hawthorn Room, Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line South, Milton
June 13 AGM Schedule:
10:00 a.m. - Annual General Meeting of the Ontario Parks Association
11:00 a.m. - Annual General Meeting of the Ontario Parks Association Foundation
12;00 p.m. - Lunch
June 18 & 19, 2018
7:00am to 3:00pm
T.B Costain Community Centre
16 Morrell Street
Brantford, ON N3T 4J2
Outdoor Location: Waterworks Park ~ 400 Grandriver Ave, Brantford, ON N3T 5A3
Map to Outdoor Location: Map
Petawawa Civic Centre ~ 2nd Floor Main Banquet Hall
16 Civic Centre Road
Petawawa, ON K8H 3H5
On site ~ 5 minute walk from the diamond
Belleville Salvation Army Church
290 Bridge Street West
Belleville, ON K8P 5L6
Outdoor location: Centennial Park, 335 Bridge Street West (2 minute walk)
This two day workshop has been designed by professionals for all levels of trail builders and enthusiasts. You will receive instruction on how to observe, detect and document potential risk resulting from poor trail design, construction and maintenance. This workshop combines in classroom theory and hands-on experiences.
DATE: June 19 & 20, 2018
OPA Member: $403.80
Potential Member: $633.90
Map to Landscape Ontario - Please note that 5th Line South is closed below the 401 so our offices can only be accessed via Steeles Avenue.
Event details to follow. For now, make sure you save the date!
Date: Wednesday September 19, 2018
Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Ancaster Community Centre/Morgan Firestone Arena ~ Room A
385 Jerseyville Rd W
Ancaster, ON L9G 3L5
OPA Member Price: $247.80
Potential Member Price: $345.90
REGISTERED PLAYGROUND PRACTITIONER
The Ontario Parks Association (OPA) has developed the Registered Playground Practitioner Program to meet the needs of those involved and responsible for the hands-on inspections and maintenance of public playspaces and playground facilities.
Safe Play - A High Priority
The Ontario Parks Association places a high priority and commitment on the provision of safe play structures in our public spaces. We want to help ensure that they are safe and accessible. OPA also emphasizes the strong need to educate caregivers, supervisors and others about the benefits of positive and safe play experiences for our children.
What You Will Learn
Attending this course will teach you about significantly lowering the risk of injuries in play areas by providing a safe outdoor learning experience for all. This course uses the CAN/CSA-Z614-14, Children's Playspaces and Equipment, as a base document for the three independent sections of the course.
Intensive 4 1/2-Day Program
The Ontario Parks Association instructors include experts from the industry including an architect, liability expert, lawyer, representative of the CSA Standards Association and others to give in-depth training on the following topics and includes an on-site demonstration at a local playground structure:
Principal Instructor Peter Kells
Industrial Designer involved with the design of playground and recreation equipment since 1984. Involved with the writing of both the CSA playground standard and other international Standards. Executive member of IPA Canada (International Association for the Child's Right to Play). Playground Inspector since 2000.
Upon completion of the program and achievement of a passing grade in the written examination(s) the participant will be registered by the Ontario Parks Association as a "Playground Practitioner" and is qualified to inspect playgrounds.
The OPA Registered Playground Practitioner Program is recognized as a playground safety course for inspectors by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services.
Attendees are required to purchase a copy of the new CSA Z614-14 Standard. The test at the end of the course is open book so attendees will need their own copy (sharing books is not permitted). Attendees can choose to either use the PDF version and bring it on their tablet or other electronic device (so long as they can turn off the use of internet / text messaging for the test as any use of outside sources is considered cheating and will not receive a passing grade) or the hard copy of the book. Books can be purchased at the CSA Online Shop ( http://shop.csa.ca/en/canada/injury-prevention/z614-14/invt/27019532014 )
October 15-19, 2018
Monday - Thursday 8:00am to 5:00pm
Friday 8am -3:30pm
The course will start promptly at 8:00am each day.
Whitby Hydro Building - please use South Entrance ( a door will be opened for you) ~ you will need to sign in daily as an off site visitor
98 Taunton Road East
Whitby, ON L1R 3L5
Practical site: McKinney Park ~ 600 metres to the North of the classroom
Map from class room to park (10 minute walk) ~ https://goo.gl/maps/5YU7sZC2RM82
Parking is available at the Town of Whitby Employee parking lot across the street 333 McKinney Drive ~ Map from Employee parking lot to Hydro Building ~ https://goo.gl/maps/NyxvpsyZrr52
OPA Members: $1,268.00
Please note: meals are not provided at this training session. Attendees will be required to bring or buy their own lunch, coffee and snacks.
DATE: October 22 & 23, 2018