Local communities have a broad range of recreation and cutlure interests. To help ensure that our recreation facilities and programs provide the best experience the RDN has undertaken a wide variety of initiatives.
Here you'll find information on current and past initiatives related to RDN Recreation. In many cases public input is key in helping determine outcomes, and we invite your participation.
On July 1, 2017 Canadian’s will celebrate the 150th birthday of our great nation and the party will continue all year long! If you or a community group you belong to are looking for ideas as to how to celebrate and for some funds to bring those ideas to life we encourage you to explore these two resources
The Canada 150 Fund - This federal funding program is available to Canadians looking to participate in local, regional and national celebrations that contribute to build a sense of pride and attachment to Canada. This link will take you to more information about the program scope, contact information and deadlines
The imagiNation150 website is another great resource for community groups looking for ideas as to how to inspire and create community celebrations. Included within the site are a guide and handbook.
To celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial, Community Foundations of Canada, with support from the Government of Canada, has created the Community Fund for Canada's 150th. This Fund will encourage all Canadians to contribute to their communities in a way that fosters a greater sense of belonging, inclusion, and reconciliation, leaving a lasting legacy for our communities and our country. The Parksville Qualicum Beach Foundation is excited to partner with Community Foundations of Canada to bring this opportunity to our community!
The ParticipACTION 150 Play List is a national program designed to encourage all Canadians to sit less and move more. In celebration of Canada's 150th birthday, we've created the ultimate list of physical activities that define us as Canadian. Individuals can participate by challenging themselves to complete them all in 2017 and earn chances to win some amazing prizes, along the way. ParticipACTION has developed a micro-granting program, administered by viaSport, that will support not for profit community organizations, schools and municipalities who are planning to deliver 150 Play List programs and events in 2017.