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June Is Parks & Recreation Month

CPRA celebrates the month of June as Parks and Recreation Month.  We take this opportunity to recognize the benefits of parks and recreation, and encouraging Canadians to get out and be active in their communities.  This initiative raises awareness about the importance of parks and recreation and the role it plays in the quality of life for all Canadians.


Thank you to everyone who participated in the CPRA June is Parks and Recreation Month social media photo contest #JPRM2016 - the three winners of $50 gift cards to Mountain Equipment Co-op are Laura Lukye, ePACT Netowrk, and Cindy Procter.  


CPRA is encouraging followers on Twitter and Facebook, to show us what ‘June is Parks and Recreation Month’  means to you.  Post pictures to @CPRA_ACPL or to Canadian Parks and Recreation Association on Facebook, using #JPRM2016 over the month of June.  

All participants will be entered into a draw for the chance to WIN 1 of 3 - $50 Mountain Equipment Co-op gift cards to start your summer off right with new recreation gear!    Whether you are taking a walk in your neighbourhood, joining a softball game, participating in a fitness class or enjoying a picnic in the park we want to see your photos.  So get those cameras ready to take some pictures! 

Post your pictures all month long! 


Learn how the Provincial /Territorial Parks and Recreation Associations across Canada are celebrating in the month of June 

NWT Parks and Recreation Association 

Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

Recreation Nova Scotia

Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association

Parks and Recreation Ontario

Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador

Recreation New Brunswick


  NWT Parks and Recreation Association 

June is Recreation and Parks Month (JRPM) is a way to celebrate and promote the many benefits of recreation and parks. JRPM highlights the great things that are happening in recreation centres, parks, pools, and schools that enhance the quality of life of community residents. JRPM recognizes the importance of recreation and parks for physical, social, and environmental health benefits. JRPM events provide opportunities to participate in recreation and parks programs and services.

To help celebrate JRPM and to encourage people to be physically active, Get Active grants are available for the month of June. Click here for more information.    JRPM Get Active grants award organizations $400 to organize a community-oriented physical activity event in June.  It’s our way of helping people get physically active while celebrating the benefits of parks and recreation in their communities.  Apply by May 30th.

How can you get involved?

  • Help promote Recreation and Parks Month

Marketing materials are available for FREE! Use our templates, logos and resources to help launch your events. Click here for resources.

  • Visit the June is Recreation and Parks Month Calendar

Click here to see all the special days that take place in June.

  • June is Recreation and Parks Month celebration grant – sponsored by Get Active!  Applications due May 30th 

Click here for more details and to apply for a grant to help support your June event.

Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

What is June is Recreation and Parks Month?

June is Recreation and Parks Month (JRPM) is a fun and exciting way to celebrate recreation and parks and promote its many benefits. JRPM Ambassadors from all over Alberta engage their neighbours and colleagues in local events, programs and activities that encourage participation in recreation and parks.

Who should participate?

Everyone! Organizations, municipalities, schools, businesses, and individuals are invited to participate in recreation and parks or become ambassadors and engage their community with local activities.

How can I join?

Try our three exciting, age-inclusive challenges - you could win a MEC gift card or 2016 National Parks Family Pass!

Creative Recreation Challenge
Active Office Challenge

Recreation Nova Scotia

Join Recreation Nova Scotia (RNS) in celebrating June is Recreation Month (JRM) again this year! If you are planning to host an event in June, we would like to help you promote it. We encourage communities, schools, groups and/or businesses to host events and promote June in Recreation Month. These events will be posted and promoted on our various media sources.

Resources and Merchandise

For merchandise orders (beach balls, bookmarks, boomerangs, flashlight compass carabiners and frisbees and balloons [limited amount]), downloadable June is Recreation Month logos, proclamations and for all downloadable resources, please open this resource page.

How to find out about activities in your area

Our Facebook and Twitter pages will be updated with lots of fun stuff. “Like” our “Recreation Nova Scotia” Facebook page to get further information about great leisure activities and events across Nova Scotia!  There will also be tips on how to be more physically active during this month.


Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association

June is Recreation & Parks Month (JRPM) is a great campaign that focuses on promoting a healthy and active lifestyle while still appreciating family, friends and community. JRPM works towards getting people participating in local events and learning to appreciate great company and the great outdoors.

Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association has coordinated this program for communities and park authorities within Saskatchewan since 2005 and offers many ways to get involved. Communities and organizations can register to become champions of the campaign with the JRPM Ambassador Program.  These communities and their events are shared on the SPRA website.  As an Ambassador, communities and organizations are also eligible to apply for a grant of up to $500.00 towards holding an event in June. In addition, JRPM merchandise can be purchased from SPRA to help promote the program and SPRA provides Ambassadors with flyers and posters to use around their community in support and encouragement of JRPM. A proclamation can also be signed at council and board meetings where a community leader can officially declare that they will be celebrating June is Recreation & Parks Month.

There are many ways for communities and organizations to get involved and to join in the momentum behind the program!

For more information about the Saskatchewan June is Recreation & Parks Month Campaign, please visit:  www.spra.sk.ca/jrpm

Parks and Recreation Ontario

June is Recreation and Parks Month (JRPM) provides you with an opportunity to celebrate the success of recreation and parks in contributing to the quality of life in Ontario.

It’s simple to participate and become part of the growing movement to connect our citizens with the great parks and recreational opportunities in our communities. Just click on the links below to get started.

 For schools, organizations, municipalities

Step 1:
If your organization supports JRPM, sign up as an ambassador to stay connected to JRPM events across the province.
Register as an Ambassador

Step 2:
Promote your JRPM events in our online event calendar.
Register your Events

Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador

Celebrated annually in June, Recreation Month is dedicated to reinstating the importance of actively participating in recreation throughout various communities in the province.  It is a fun and exciting way to celebrate recreation and promote its many benefits to individuals, families and communities.

This year’s theme, GET BACK TO NATURE, aims to promote the various forms of outdoor recreation that residents of all ages can participate in.

Check out our available resources here

Also check out our Social Media Contest here!



 Recreation New Brunswick 

NB PLAYS Outside Adventure 

Join us JUNE 11th – 12th at MACTAQUAC PROVINCIAL PARK for a free outdoor learning adventure

Meet us at the park for this exciting event aimed at promoting and engaging New Brunswick communities in outdoor adventure, play and learning. This gathering will highlight the best that New Brunswick has to offer in outdoor activity, and build capacity among front-line leaders and educators of children and youth. The weekend will motivate and support these leaders to take their programs outside, foster connections with nature and engage children and youth in adventurous outdoor play.

Saturday, June 11th from 9am to 4pm, New Brunswick’s experts in outdoor education and adventure will have the opportunity to share their best practices, resources and ideas with leaders in education, parks and recreation. The day will include a series of hands-on learning experiences and opportunities for sharing and knowledge exchange.

Learn more and register. 





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