Peer Sharing and Networking

We host a variety of peer sharing events annually to provide opportunities for knowledge exchange, community collaboration and relationship building. All of our networking events are provided free of charge and include refreshments/lunch (depending on time of day).

Recreation Practitioner Roundtable
You may be a professional in the field of recreation but that doesn’t mean you know all of the “know-hows” in the sector. Just like everything, sectors change and there’s always something new to learn. Networking allows you to interact with those who are in similar positions and filled with knowledge you may not already be aware of. Professional advice and assistance can be found at networking events, along with real life experiences and explanations to prove that certain tips and tricks have worked for them and may work for your community as well. We can promise you that networking will boost your confidence, widen your professional circle, and further your skills!

Community Recreation Roundtable
Join volunteers who are working in community recreation to discuss timely trends and successes. If you volunteer on a local sport/recreation/facility board and want to learn new ideas to bring back to your community, this event is for you!

Indigenous Gathering
This gathering is an interactive one-day retreat aimed at providing an opportunity for Indigenous leaders to share successes and challenges in the areas of physical activity, sport, arts/culture and recreation, and to spark new relationships with other communities! Increase your knowledge of programming, policies, event planning, youth engagement, and budgeting.

Community Cultural Gathering
Join professionals and volunteers in the cultural sector for a day of learning, sharing, fun and fellowship! Includes lunch, presentations and roundtable discussions!

Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting (also known as the AGM) is a legally required, member meeting that takes place every year. The Board of Directors present the Annual Report and Bylaw changes.

When: The 2019 AGM date is to be determined.

Every municipality and non-profit organization (with a sport, culture/arts and recreation focus) in the south east is a member of our organization and is entitled to voting at the AGM. You can also attend as a guest! It is an opportunity for community leaders, municipal officials, volunteers and sport, culture and recreation professionals to learn about the work of the District and to meet with the Board of Directors and staff members. Whether you volunteer for a museum, art council, sport club or recreation/rink/pool board – you will enjoy and benefit from this event!


“Arts can be a useful tool in bringing people together for a commonly enjoyed activity; sparking conversations; no competition involved!”Cultural Gathering Attendee

“Thank you for broadening my mind, I am mind blown”Cultural Gathering Attendee


“The roundtable sharing to understand parallel problems, trends and solutions was awesome.”

“I really enjoy the roundtables, hearing different ways of doing things.” 

- Recreation Practitioner Roundtable Participants