CPRA Awards Program

Boothman Bursary below

CPRA is currently accepting nominations for the 2019 CPRA Awards Program. The Awards are presented to individuals / organizations / corporations (including a municipality or government agency / department) who have demonstrated a high level of commitment, passion and leadership on a national level to the parks and recreation sector.

The CPRA Awards Program recognizes the following:                                                 

  • CPRA Award of Merit - Efforts of individuals/organizations/ community groups/ corporations in each province and territory who have influenced the parks and recreation sector in a local, regional and/or national capacity (Nominations accepted throughout 2019);

  • CPRA President’s Award of Distinction - Long-term service and commitment of individuals to the parks and recreation sector on a national scale in Canada. (Nominations can be submitted January 1 - March 31, 2019);

  • CPRA Partnership Award - Sector partners (organizations/corporations /governments) whose collaboration, creativity, and innovation, enriches individual health and community well-being and enhances the parks and recreation community in Canada. (Nominations can be submitted January 1 - March 31, 2019);

  • CPRA Emerging Leader Award - The importance of supporting and celebrating young Canadians, as they are the future leaders of the parks and recreation sector. (Nominations can be submitted January 1 - March 31, 2019)

All nominations are submitted by CPRA Provincial and Territorial Member Associations.  If you have a candidate to nominate, please contact your provincial or territorial parks and recreation association to be considered for the award. 

For more information on the CPRA Awards Program, please contact info@cpra.ca or your local Provincial or Territorial Parks and Recreation Association.

Click below to view a listing of award recipients.

Harry Boothman Bursary 

CPRA supports Professional Development through Bursary Program

The Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) has launched a bursary program to assist parks and recreation professionals financially in the pursuit of professional development in the sector.

This Bursary was established to honour the contributions of Harry Boothman to the parks and recreation sector.  Harry was a Parks Supervisor for the City of Calgary, CPRA Board Member and long-time supporter of the organization.  Harry believed in the need for actions that support the continued development of the field. Establishing this bursary, in support of Professional Development within the sector, is a tribute to Harry’s vision and dedication.

Applications will be accepted from Parks and Recreation practitioners with a minimum of five (5) years’ experience and currently working full-time in the sector.

Up to two (2) bursaries, in the amount of $1,000, each can be awarded each year.  

Professional development opportunities must begin at within the timeframe of April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019. The professional development opportunity must be completed no later than March 31, 2020. Retroactive Professional Development opportunities will not be supported.

Deadlines for applications – March 31 of every year.

All applications should be submitted by mail to:

CPRA Harry Boothman Bursary
c/o the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association
#100 - 1445 Park Street
Regina, Saskatchewan S4N 4C5
Or, electronically to: khouse@spra.sk.ca

Click below view a listing of the Harry Boothman Bursary recipients.