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Click here to see the full list of courses OPA offers.

 

For your convenience and to help stretch your budget dollars, OPA will bring any of the courses listed here to your municipality or organization. We encourage you to let us know if you are interested even if you can only send one or two staff. We will combine your training with neighbouring organizations. Not only will this provide valuable training, but also foster and facilitate communication and experience sharing among your local and
neighboring organizations. Call today to register and we will assist you through the process. 


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Upcoming events

    • 20 Jun 2017
    • 28 Jul 2017
    • 11:59 PM
    • Landscape Ontario Offices, 7856 5th Line South, Hornby, ON L9T 2X8

    OPA's Canada 150 Municipal Floral Display Competition


    In honour of Canada's sesquicentennial anniversary, our Annual Floral Display Competition will focus on Canada 150 displays this year. This annual contest is your opportunity to showcase the horticultural talents of your municipal parks staff so find your best display and show off!!!

    For this year's competition we have just one category - Canada 150 Displays. And each municipality can enter one display, yes, JUST ONE display, that represents the incredible horticultural talent of their parks staff. So be sure to select your municipality's number one most impressive, stop and stare in awe, "Holy moly that is awesome!" Canada 150 display. Your entry can be a small garden, large garden, median or boulevard planting, container display, floral art, you name it ... the only restriction is that it has to be a display that celebrates Canada's 150th anniversary.

    Check out the participation instructions and then get busy trying to find the display that you think will absolutely wow the judges!


    Contest participation instructions:

    1. Select your municipality's most prize-worthy Canada 150 display. 
    2. Snap some pictures that capture the impressiveness of the display. You may submit a maximum of four pictures so make sure they are really really good!
    3. Register online for the contest.
    4. *Log In to your OPA account to upload your photos (remember you may submit a maximum of 4 photographs). Please DO NOT EDIT OR ENHANCE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS as this may result in disqualification. 

    The winning display will be announced Thursday, August 17th at the Landscape Ontario/University of Guelph Trial Gardens Open House in Milton.

    Please note that all decisions made by the judges are final. Deadline for entries is Friday, July 28th, 2017 at 11:59pm. 


    Displays will be judged on: Presentation, colour, balance & symmetry; Potential for long term display; Quality of maintenance; and for BONUS POINTS - Use of unusual plants that make a nice show but are a little out of the ordinary (i.e. not the usual petunias or begonias).


    *Logging into your OPA Account requires you to know your membership password. If you do not know your password, please go to the Log In page and click "forgot password" to have a new password emailed to you. If you do not have an OPA Membership, please sign up for our FREE Floral Design Competition Membership (click here). 


    • 26 Jun 2017
    • 8:30 AM
    • 27 Jun 2017
    • 4:30 PM
    • Beaver Valley Ski Club - 100 Pioneer Dr, Markdale, ON N0C 1H0
    • 4

    Parks Oriented Chainsaw Safety Training


    The Department of Labour requires that all Parks Professionals who use chainsaws on the job be trained in their safe operation.

     

    This two day workshop will help satisfy these requirements by teaching you safe chainsaw maintenance and operating techniques.

     

    The course will cover:

    • Safety Regulations and PPE
    • Identify and inspect all chainsaw safety components
    • Inspection and adjustment of a chainsaw
    • Starting and stopping techniques
    • Safe handling of a chainsaw
    • Woodlot assessment and hazards
    • Felling techniques for trees greater then 5" dbh
    • Bucking and Limbing
    • Pole saw and cutting attachments
    • Competence test

    **PLEASE NOTE**

    PARTICIPANTS MUST HAVE PROPER PPE IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS COURSE

    Class E Type 2 helmet, hearing protection, gloves, eye protection, safety boots, full leg chaps or ballistic pants.


    Date:

    June 26 & 27, 2017


    Time:

    8:30am to 4:30pm



    Location:

    Beaver Valley Ski Club  (Main Clubhouse)
    100 Pioneer Drive
    Markdale, ON N0C 1H0


    Lunch is NOT provided at this location – please bring a bagged 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) .

    • 13 Sep 2017
    • 16 Sep 2017
    • Gatineau, Ottawa


    Communities in Bloom



    NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM 

    PARKS & GROUNDS AND NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL AWARDS CEREMONIES



    When: September 13 - 16, 2017

    Where: Gatineau / Ottawa, Ontario


    For more information and online registration please click on the link below:

    Communities in Bloom Symposium

     

    • 13 Sep 2017
    • 8:30 AM
    • 14 Sep 2017
    • 4:30 PM
    • South Dumfries Community Centre - 7 Gaukel Drive, St. George, ON N0E 1N0
    • 13

    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:

    • Design philosophy
      • Considerations (ie. ages, collaborative play, inclusive play, sensory stimulation, motor skills, etc.)
      • Selecting colours, location, patterns
      • Types of fixtures – fiberglass, stainless, aluminum, fixed and removable
      • Determining shape/size
      • Sequencing and determining flow pattern
      • Surfacing options
    • Considerations for construction
    • Water treatment and testing
    • Flow through, re-circulation and retain and reuse systems
    • Equipment (ie. pumps, strainers, UV)
    • Inspections (daily, pre-opening,  pre-season)
    • Signage
    • Winterizing
    • Ministry Guidelines

    Upon successful completion of this program participants will receive a certificate indicating that they have received basic operations awareness training as it pertains to spray pads. 

    Our instructor Scott Bowron brings to this course his extensive knowledge and expertise - with over 34 years in the industry and certification as a CPOI (Certified Pool Operator Instructor).

    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: September 13 & 14, 2017

    Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm

    Location: 

    South Dumfries Community Center

    7 Gaukel Drive

    St. George, ON N0E 1N0


    Spray Pad Practical: 

    Sunny Hill Park

    87 Sunnyside Drive

    St. George, ON 


    See Map (approx. 3 mins away)


    ***Please wear closed toe shoes to the training session***

    OPA Member Price: $395.50 
    Potential Member Price: $525.50


    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).


    • 20 Sep 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Barrie Operations Center - 165 Ferndale Drive North, Barrie, ON
    • 25
    Bridge Inspection Workshop

    This 1/2 day course will help attendees learn how to conduct visual inspection on various types of bridges found in the park system. This course will teach attendees about various bridge structures and components including super structure components, sub structure components, and culvert structures. This course will familiarize attendees with Inspections & Deterioration of Structures and will show attendees how to identify and address deficiencies at an early stage so as to avert future costly repairs/rehabilitation.

    This course will cover:
    • Introduction & Bridge Information
    • Inspection / Observation
    • Deficiencies
    • Structure Components
    • Maintenance
    • Capital Needs

    Date:
    September 20, 2017

    Time:
    8:30am - 1:00pm

    Location:
    Barrie Operations Centre
    165 Ferndale Drive North, 
    Barrie, ON L4N 9V9 

    Practical Portion:
    Arboretum Sunnidale Park
    227 Sunnidale Rd, Barrie, ON L4N 5P1

    Please see: Map

    Course Cost: 
    OPA Members: $175.00
    Potential OPA Member: $240.00


    Please note that lunch is not provided for this session. 

    Please wear close toed shoes as you will be walking to the bridge site through a trail in the park.



    • 03 Oct 2017
    • 8:30 AM
    • 04 Oct 2017
    • 4:30 PM
    • Wilmot Recreation Complex - 1291 Nafziger Rd, Baden, ON N3A 0C4
    • 8

    Trails Specialist Workshop

     

    The 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. Participants will come away with a valuable Trails Manual and will complete a written test on key elements of the course.


    This course will cover:

    • Overview of Professional Trail Building
    • The Science of Trail Building
    • The Art of Trail Design and Construction
    • Environmental Impacts
    • Liability Issues
    • Handwork and Trail Construction Techniques


    Dates:
    October 3 & 4, 2017

    Time:
    8:30 am to 4:30 pm both days

    Location: 
    Wilmot Recreation Complex -Program Room
    1291 Nafziger Road
    Baden, ON N3A 0C4


    Course Cost:

    OPA Member: $395.50

    Potential Member: $621.50


    Please note: A bagged lunch is required at this course 

    Participants are required to have a hard hat, safety glasses, closed toe footwear (CSA rating preferred), and gloves. 

    It is recommended that the participant bring with them the following equipment: 
    • pin flags, 
    • clinometers, 
    • pulaskis, 
    • mcloeds 
    and/or any other trail building tools/equipment the organization, government agency or participant intends to use for trail design, building and maintenance. 
    The idea behind having your own tools/equipment onsite is to allow the opportunity for it to be integrated into the course and suit the specific needs/wants and desires of the participants.

    This course is an Ontario Trails Council approved training program.



    • 23 Oct 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 27 Oct 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Earl Nichols Park and Arena - 799 Homeview Road, London, ON N6C 5J4
    • 25

    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, 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, respresentative 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:

     

    Playspace Strategies

    • space requirements
    • playability
    • access/egress requirements
    • playspace design
    • age appropriate issues
    • playspace materials
    • playspace construction

    Playspace Evaluation

    • playvalue and hazard identification
    • inspection and maintenance
    • surfacing evaluation
    • record keeping
    • CSA overview
    • corrective actions

    Playspace Management

    • liability and insurance
    • due diligence
    • contractual obligations
    • risk management
    • owner/operator responsibilities
    • employee/manager responsibilities
    • playvalue and practical choices

    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 )

     



    Date:

    October 23 - 27, 2017


    Location:

    Earl Nichols Park & Arena  

    799 Home View Road 

    London, ON N6C 5J4  


    Time:

    8:00am to 5:00pm 


    The course will start promptly at 8:00am


    **Registration will close October 2, 2017**


    Cost:

    OPA Members - $1,243.00

    Non-Members - $1,469.00



    Please note: meals are not provided at this training session. Attendees will be required to bring their own lunch, coffee and snacks. 

Past events

07 Jun 2017 Ball Diamond Maintenance and Best Practices Workshop
05 Jun 2017 Spray Pad Practitioner Training Program
05 Jun 2017 62nd Annual Education Forum - COMING SOON!!!
02 Jun 2017 2017 Dave Gower Memorial Event - Golfer Registration
02 Jun 2017 2017 Sponsorship Opportunities Dave Gower Memorial Event
30 May 2017 Trails Specialist Workshop
26 May 2017 Yardstick Parkcheck User Group Meeting
15 May 2017 Managing and Maintaining Your Sports Turf Infrastructure
15 May 2017 Parks Oriented Chainsaw Safety - Two Day
10 May 2017 Spray Pad Practitioner Training Program
10 May 2017 Ball Diamond Maintenance and Best Practices Workshop
08 May 2017 Basic Chipper Operations and Handling Training
29 Apr 2017 Parks Oriented Chainsaw Safety - Two Day
26 Apr 2017 Ball Diamond Maintenance and Best Practices Workshop
25 Apr 2017 Irrigation Workshop
10 Apr 2017 Parks Oriented Chainsaw Safety - Two Day
20 Mar 2017 Registered Playground Practitioner Program
07 Mar 2017 Indoor Plant Workshop
01 Mar 2017 61st Annual Explorations Education Forum - Sponsorship Opportunities
01 Mar 2017 61st Annual Education Forum - Attendee Registration
01 Mar 2017 61st Annual Education Forum - Table Top Display
28 Feb 2017 Parks Oriented Chainsaw Safety - Two Day
08 Nov 2016 Parks Oriented Chainsaw Safety - Two Day
01 Nov 2016 Parks Oriented Chainsaw Safety - Two Day
18 Oct 2016 2017 NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS for OPA and OPA Foundation
17 Oct 2016 Registered Playground Practitioner Program
04 Oct 2016 Parks Oriented Chainsaw Safety Training - Two Day
14 Sep 2016 Spray Pad Practitioner Training Program
18 Aug 2016 Trial Garden Open House
27 Jul 2016 2016 OPA Municipal Floral Display Competition
14 Jul 2016 Parks Forum on Waste and Recycling
15 Jun 2016 Parks Oriented Chainsaw Safety
09 Jun 2016 Yardstick Parkcheck Project User Group Meeting
06 Jun 2016 Parks Oriented Chainsaw Safety
03 Jun 2016 2016 Sponsorship Opportunities Dave Gower Memorial Event
03 Jun 2016 2016 Dave Gower Memorial Event - Golfer Registration
02 Jun 2016 NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS for OPA and OPA Foundation
31 May 2016 Spray Pad Practitioner Training Program
30 May 2016 Parks Oriented Chainsaw Safety
30 May 2016 Ball Diamond Maintenance and Best Practices Workshop
24 May 2016 Spray Pad Practitioner Training Program
19 May 2016 Parks Oriented Chainsaw Safety
18 May 2016 Trails Specialist Workshop
18 May 2016 *** Cancelled*** Ball Diamond Maintenance and Best Practices Workshop
16 May 2016 Parks Oriented Chainsaw Safety
11 May 2016 Ball Diamond Maintenance and Best Practices Workshop
27 Apr 2016 Spray Pad Practitioner Training Program
25 Apr 2016 Managing and Maintaining Your Sports Turf Infrastructure
25 Apr 2016 Parks Oriented Chainsaw Safety
22 Apr 2016 Playground Practitioner Update Course
20 Apr 2016 Ball Diamond Maintenance and Best Practices Workshop
11 Apr 2016 Registered Playground Practitioner Program
11 Apr 2016 Parks Oriented Chainsaw Safety
05 Apr 2016 Basic Chipper Operations and Handling Training
21 Mar 2016 Parks Oriented Chainsaw Safety
29 Feb 2016 Registered Playground Practitioner Program
02 Feb 2016 Parks Oriented Chainsaw Safety Awareness (One Day)
23 Nov 2015 Parks Oriented Chainsaw Safety Awarness (One Day)
18 Nov 2015 Exam Re-Write for the Registered Playground Practitioner Program
18 Nov 2015 Parks Oriented Chainsaw Safety
18 Nov 2015 Bridge Inspection Workshop
04 Nov 2015 Parks Oriented Chainsaw Safety
19 Oct 2015 Managing and Maintaining Your Sports Turf Infrastructure
19 Oct 2015 Parks Oriented Chainsaw Safety
15 Oct 2015 Trails Specialist Workshop
05 Oct 2015 Registered Playground Practitioner Program
05 Oct 2015 Chipper Training
21 Sep 2015 Parks Oriented Chainsaw Safety
17 Sep 2015 Playground Practitioner Update Course
15 Sep 2015 Playground Practitioner Update Course
11 Sep 2015 6th Annual OPA Equipment Education Golf Forum
11 Sep 2015 6th Annual OPA Equipment Education Golf Forum - Sponsorship
23 Jul 2015 International School Peace Gardens (ISPG) - 2015
21 Jul 2015 2015 OPA Municipal Floral Display Competition
15 Jun 2015 Parks Oriented Chainsaw Safety
10 Jun 2015 Ball Diamond Maintenance and Best Practices Workshop
05 Jun 2015 2015 Sponsorship Opportunities Dave Gower Memorial Event
05 Jun 2015 2015 Dave Gower Memorial Event
26 May 2015 Skid Steer Training
20 May 2015 Exam Re-Write for the Registered Playground Practitioner Program
20 May 2015 Ball Diamond Maintenance and Best Practices Workshop
11 May 2015 Ball Diamond Maintenance and Best Practices Workshop
05 May 2015 Playground Practitioner Update Course
04 May 2015 Parks Oriented Chainsaw Safety
29 Apr 2015 Ball Diamond Maintenance and Best Practices Workshop
20 Apr 2015 Quetico College Spring Training Session
13 Apr 2015 Registered Playground Practitioner Program
01 Apr 2015 Playground Practitioner Update Course
31 Mar 2015 Playground Practitioner Update Course
30 Mar 2015 Playground Practitioner Update Course
06 Mar 2015 Playground Practitioner Update Course
05 Mar 2015 Playground Practitioner Update Course
04 Mar 2015 Playground Practitioner Update Course
03 Mar 2015 Playground Practitioner Update Course
25 Feb 2015 59th Annual Educational Forum - Table Top Display
25 Feb 2015 59th Annual Explorations Education Forum
25 Feb 2015 59th Annual Explorations Education Forum - Sponsorship Opportunities
01 Dec 2014 Exam Re-Write for the Registered Playground Practitioner Program
27 Nov 2014 Parks Oriented Chainsaw Safety
27 Nov 2014 Playground Practitioner Update Course
26 Nov 2014 Playground Practitioner Update Course
25 Nov 2014 Playground Practitioner Update Course
20 Nov 2014 Outdoor Instructors
14 Nov 2014 Playground Practitioner Update Course
20 Oct 2014 Registered Playground Practitioner Program
26 Sep 2014 Playground Practitioner Update Course
24 Sep 2014 Playground Practitioner Update Course
23 Sep 2014 Playground Practitioner Update Course
22 Sep 2014 Managing and Maintaining Your Sports Turf Infrastructure
28 Jul 2014 5th Annual OPA Equipment Education Golf Forum - Sponsorship
28 Jul 2014 5th Annual OPA Equipment Education Golf Forum
18 Jun 2014 Playground Introductory Compliance and Hazard Analysis
13 Jun 2014 2014 Dave Gower Memorial Event
13 Jun 2014 2014 Sponsorship Opportunities Dave Gower Memorial Event
12 Jun 2014 E - DINNER PACKAGE - $2,000 (TAKEN)
12 Jun 2014 D - GOLF CARTS PACKAGE - $2,000 (1 Available)
12 Jun 2014 C - THURSDAY MEET & GREET PACKAGE - $2,000 (1 Available)
12 Jun 2014 B - TOUR PACKAGE - $2,500 (1 Available)
12 Jun 2014 A - Golf Package - $2,500 (1 Available)
11 Jun 2014 Irrigation Workshop
09 Jun 2014 Managing and Maintaining Your Sports Turf Infrastructure
06 Jun 2014 Ball Diamond Maintenance and Best Practices Workshop
04 Jun 2014 Irrigation Workshop
02 Jun 2014 Ball Diamond Maintenance and Best Practices Workshop
29 May 2014 Book 7 Workshop
21 May 2014 Ball Diamond Maintenance and Best Practices Workshop
14 May 2014 Chainsaw Safety Refresher
12 May 2014 Parks Oriented Chainsaw Safety
30 Apr 2014 Ball Diamond Maintenance and Best Practices Workshop
29 Apr 2014 Exam Re-Write for the Registered Playground Practitioner Program
24 Apr 2014 Trails Specialist Workshop
22 Apr 2014 Parks Oriented Chainsaw Safety
16 Apr 2014 Chipper Training
14 Apr 2014 Parks Oriented Chainsaw Safety
09 Apr 2014 Chainsaw Safety Refresher
07 Apr 2014 Parks Oriented Chainsaw Safety
31 Mar 2014 Registered Playground Practitioner Program
27 Mar 2014 Playspace Accessibility Course
24 Mar 2014 Parks Oriented Chainsaw Safety- SESSION FULL
18 Mar 2014 Parks Equipment and Safe Operations (PESO)
27 Feb 2014 58th Annual Educational Forum
27 Feb 2014 58th Annual Educational Forum - Table Top Display
27 Feb 2014 58th Annual Educational Forum - Sponsorship Opportunities
31 Dec 2013 OPA Golf Shirts - Orange
31 Dec 2013 OPA Golf Shirts - Blue
31 Dec 2013 OPA's Playability Tool Kit
31 Dec 2013 OPA Parks Best Practices Manual
31 Dec 2013 OPA Golf Shirts - Black
02 Dec 2013 Registered Playground Practitioner Program
21 Nov 2013 Parks Oriented Chainsaw Safety
16 Nov 2013 Skid Steer and Compact (Mini) Excavator
13 Nov 2013 Playspace Accessibility Course
12 Sep 2013 4th Annual OPA Equipment Education Golf Forum Sponsorship
12 Sep 2013 4th Annual OPA Equipment Education and Golf Forum
26 Jun 2013 Train the Trainer
20 Jun 2013 Playspace Accessibility Course
12 Jun 2013 Playground Introductory Compliance and Hazard Analysis
07 Jun 2013 2013 Dave Gower Memorial Event
07 Jun 2013 2013 Sponsorship Opportunities Dave Gower Memorial Event
05 Jun 2013 Exam Re-Write for the Registered Playground Practitioner Program
05 Jun 2013 Irrigation Workshop
21 May 2013 Grey to Green Conference
15 May 2013 Ball Diamond Maintenance and Best Practices Workshop
13 May 2013 Parks Oriented Chainsaw Safety
01 May 2013 Ball Diamond Maintenance and Best Practices Workshop
29 Apr 2013 Registered Playground Practitioner Program
29 Apr 2013 Parks Equipment and Safety Operations (PESO)
29 Apr 2013 Parks Oriented Chainsaw Safety
22 Apr 2013 Managing and Maintaining Your Sports Turf Infrastructure
22 Apr 2013 Parks Oriented Chainsaw Safety Refresher Course
20 Apr 2013 Skid Steer and Compact (Mini) Excavator
17 Apr 2013 Yardstick Parkcheck Information Session - Aurora
16 Apr 2013 Yardstick Parkcheck Information Session - London
09 Apr 2013 Trail Risk Management
26 Mar 2013 Playspace Accessibility Course
23 Mar 2013 Skid Steer Loader and Compact Mini Excavator
21 Mar 2013 Parks Oriented Chainsaw Safety-Owen Sound
20 Mar 2013 Chipper Training
18 Mar 2013 Parks Oriented Chainsaw Safety
13 Mar 2013 Trail Design
25 Feb 2013 Registered Playground Practitioner Program
06 Feb 2013 OPA's 57th Annual Educational Forum
06 Feb 2013 Table Top Display at OPA's 57th Annual Educational Forum
06 Feb 2013 57th Annual Educational Forum Sponsorship Opportunities
16 Jan 2013 Exam Re-Write for the Registered Playground Practitioner Program
03 Dec 2012 Natural Heritage and Ecosystems
01 Dec 2012 Trail Risk Management
27 Nov 2012 Food and Nutrition
27 Nov 2012 Health and Safety
26 Nov 2012 Parks Equipment and Safe Operations (PESO)
22 Nov 2012 Trails Marketing and Promotion
20 Nov 2012 Volunteer Management
15 Nov 2012 Emergency First Aid & Wilderness Survival
08 Nov 2012 Natural Heritage and Ecosystems
07 Nov 2012 Irrigation Workshop
29 Oct 2012 Registered Playground Practitioner Program
18 Oct 2012 Parks Supervisory Competency
18 Oct 2012 Trail System & User Management
18 Oct 2012 Trails Marketing and Promotion
16 Oct 2012 Urban Parks in Ontario
15 Oct 2012 Provincial Legislation and Trails
03 Oct 2012 Trail Design by Daniel Scott
29 Sep 2012 Technologies for Trails Level One
28 Sep 2012 Trail System & User Management
27 Sep 2012 Business Planning and Budgeting
20 Sep 2012 Trails Marketing and Promotion
18 Sep 2012 OPA Parks Best Practices Manual
18 Sep 2012 OPA Golf Shirts
13 Sep 2012 3rd Annual OPA Equipment Education and Golf Forum
13 Sep 2012 3rd Annual OPA Equipment Education and Golf Forum Sponsorship
06 Sep 2012 Provincial Legislation and Trails
19 Jul 2012 Playground Introductory Compliance and Hazard Analysis
10 Jul 2012 Parks Oriented Chainsaw Safety - Goderich
05 Jul 2012 Health and Safety
30 Jun 2012 Trail Risk Management
30 Jun 2012 Technologies for Trails Level One
25 Jun 2012 Registered Playground Practitioner Program
20 Jun 2012 Ball Diamond Maintenance and Best Practices Workshop
06 Jun 2012 Ball Diamond Maintenance and Best Practices Workshop
28 May 2012 Parks Oriented Chainsaw Safety-London
24 May 2012 Ball Diamond Maintenance and Best Practices Workshop
22 May 2012 Parks Oriented Chainsaw Safety-Utopia
17 May 2012 Parks Oriented Chainsaw Safety-Vaughan
14 May 2012 Parks Oriented Chainsaw Safety - Belleville
10 May 2012 Ball Diamond Maintenance and Best Practices Workshop
07 May 2012 Parks Oriented Chainsaw Safety-Vaughan
30 Apr 2012 Registered Playground Practitioner Program
30 Apr 2012 Parks Equipment and Safety Operations (PESO)
26 Apr 2012 Irrigation Workshop
18 Apr 2012 Business Planning and Budgeting
16 Apr 2012 Parks Equipment and Safety Operations (PESO)
16 Apr 2012 Parks Oriented Chainsaw Safety-Hamilton
12 Apr 2012 Volunteer Management
02 Apr 2012 Parks Oriented Chainsaw Safety - Goderich
07 Mar 2012 Parks Supervisor / Lead Hand Competency
14 Feb 2012 Managing Winter Risks in Parks
15 Dec 2011 56th Annual Educational Forum Sponsorship Opportunities
19 Oct 2011 Exhibit at Congress/Explorations Trade Show 2012
11 Oct 2011 Irrigation Workshop
26 Sep 2011 Registered Playground Practitioner Program
16 Sep 2011 POSA Synthetic Turf Maintenance Training Session Exhibitor
02 Sep 2011 2nd Annual OPA Equipment Education and Golf Forum Sponsorship
02 Sep 2011 Sports Turf Association’s 24th Annual Field Day
27 Jun 2011 Donate to the Legacy Tribute Garden
22 Jun 2011 ONTARIO’S ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT-FREE WEBINAR
11 May 2011 OPA Trails Workshop
11 May 2011 Ball Diamond Maintenance and Best Practices Workshop
02 May 2011 Registered Playground Practitioner Program
12 Apr 2011 Playground Introductory Compliance and Hazard Analysis
14 Mar 2011 Garden Tourism Conference
12 Jan 2011 OPA's 55th Annual Educational Forum
12 Jan 2011 Table Top Booth at OPA's Annual Educational Forum 2011
11 Jan 2011 Exhibit at Congress/Explorations Trade Show 2011
11 Jan 2011 Green Communities, Parks & Partnerships Sponsorship
04 Nov 2010 Ontario Urban Forest Council 2010 Conference: Healthy Communities are Rooted in Urban Forests
28 Oct 2010 POSA Synthetic Turf Maintenance Training Session Exhibitor
27 Oct 2010 POSA Introduction to Synthetic Turf & Maintenance Training Sessions
18 Oct 2010 Registered Playground Practitioner Program
28 Sep 2010 Trails Specialist Workshop
24 Sep 2010 NOTICE OF PROGRAM CHANGE OPA's Annual General Meeting at Communities in Bloom Ontario's 2010 Provincial Awards and Symposium
23 Sep 2010 Sports Turf Association’s 23rd Annual Field Day
13 Sep 2010 Playground Introductory Compliance and Hazard Analysis
11 Sep 2010 ISA Ontario 22nd Annual Tree Climbing Championship and Trade Show
08 Sep 2010 1st Annual OPA Equipment Education and Golf Forum Sponsorship
08 Sep 2010 1st Annual OPA Equipment Education and Golf Forum
01 Sep 2010 OPA, LO, & MEOA Fall Equipment Show and Snow & Ice and Parks Symposium
17 Jul 2010 2nd Annual OPA Family Picnic
28 Jun 2010 Ball Diamond Maintenance and Best Practices Workshop
24 Jun 2010 Dave Gower Memorial Golf Tournament 2010 Sponsorship Opportunities
24 Jun 2010 Dave Gower Memorial Golf Tournament 2010
23 Jun 2010 4th Annual POSA Summer Operational Forum Accessibility in Ontario's Parks and Open Spaces
23 Jun 2010 4th Annual POSA Summer Operational Forum Exhibitor Registration
01 Jun 2010 2nd Annual Hanging Basket Trial
01 Jun 2010 June is Recreation and Parks Month
19 May 2010 Playground Introductory Compliance and Hazard Analysis
11 May 2010 Ball Diamond Maintenance Best Practices
10 May 2010 Supervisor / Lead Hand Competency
10 May 2010 Playground Introductory Compliance and Hazard Analysis
04 May 2010 Ball Diamond Maintenance Best Practices
03 May 2010 Playground Practitioner Program
20 Apr 2010 Ball Diamond Maintenance Best Practices
19 Apr 2010 Playground Practitioner Program
13 Apr 2010 Ball Diamond Maintenance Best Practices
08 Apr 2010 John Deere Commercial Worksite Day
06 Apr 2010 Ball Diamond Maintenance Best Practices
10 Mar 2010 Playground Introductory Compliance and Hazard Analysis
26 Feb 2010 43rd Annual Canadian International Turfgrass Conference & Trade Show
24 Feb 2010 Landscape Information and Job Fair
18 Jan 2010 Playground Compliance and Hazard Analysis Compendium
12 Jan 2010 Green Eggs, Green Communities and Green Parks
12 Jan 2010 Explorations 2010
11 Jan 2010 OPA's 54th Annual Educational Forum
01 Jan 2010 Parks Oriented Basic Chipper Operations & Handling
07 Dec 2009 Playground Practitioner Program
02 Dec 2009 ORFA 2009 Facilities Operational Forum
19 Oct 2009 CitiesAlive! 2009 International Green Infrastructure Congress
02 Oct 2009 Ontario Parks Association ~ 74th Annual General Meeting
28 Sep 2009 Playground Practitioner Program
28 Sep 2009 Parks and Landscaping Equipment Safety Operations
15 Sep 2009 Snow & Ice Symposium
10 Sep 2009 Fall Equipment Show with the MEOA
20 Aug 2009 Trial Gardens Open House for the Horticultural Industry
18 Jul 2009 1st Annual OPA Family Picnic
26 Jun 2009 Dave Gower Memorial Golf Tournament 2009 Sponsorship Opportunities
26 Jun 2009 Dave Gower Memorial Golf Tournament 2009
24 Jun 2009 3rd Annual Summer Operational Forum
27 Apr 2009 Parks Equipment and Safety Operations
27 Apr 2009 Playground Practitioner Program
13 Mar 2009 Supervisor Competency
04 Feb 2009 Explorations 2009 Trade Show (for Exhibitors)
04 Feb 2009 Explorations Trade Show & Educational Forum (for Attendees)
24 Nov 2008 Playground Practitioner Program
07 Nov 2008 Supervisor Competency
03 Nov 2008 Parks Equipment and Safety Operations
18 Sep 2008 MEOA and OPA Fall Trade Show
18 Jun 2008 2008 Summer Forum

Ontario Parks Association

7856 5th Line South · Milton · Ontario · L9T 2X8 *

Phone: 905-864-6182 · Toll Free: 1-866-560-7783

Email: shelley@ontarioparksassociation.ca or training@ontarioparksassociation.ca


(*Note: If you are mapping our location, enter Halton Hills, not Milton, as the city)

 

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