Yukon Recreation Gathering 2022

It was a privilege to host this past year's Recreation Gathering on the traditional territory of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation. Thank you to the City of Dawson and Yukon Government's Sport & Recreation Branch for your support. Thank you also to the Klondike Institute of Art & Culture and the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre for the space to host this event.

More than 39 recreation practitioners from 11 Yukon communities and three guests from B.C. attended the 2022 Recreation Gathering. A special shout-out goes to the guest presenters who made this event an enriching experience for all.

As promised, the following are some of the resources shared during the conference and breakout group presentations. We hope that these will be a refresher and reference tool for the fascinating concepts covered at the Recreation Gathering.


RPAY - Conference
RPAY - Conference

Planet Youth and the Icelandic Prevention Model

Ian Parker, Manager, Health Promotion Unit

Planet Youth: The Method

Presentation Slides

COVID Recovery Research: Why Leisure Matters More Than Ever

Aggie Weighill, Director, World Leisure Centre of Excellence (VIU)

Amber Underwood, Student, World Leisure Centre of Excellence (VIU)

Leisure Matters (Vancouver Island University)

Presentation Slides

History of Aquatics in the Yukon (Beyond the Sluice Box)

Sean Healy, Aquatics Consultant, Recreation & Parks Association of the Yukon

Presentation Slides

Tools We Use (or don't) World Café

Alex Jegier, Executive Director, ElderActive Recreation Association

World Café Worksheets

CBYF Yukon and the Territorial Youth Strategy

Maxime Crawford-Holland, Project Manager, Communities Building Youth Futures

Territorial Youth Strategy

Evidence Based Decision Making: Why Research Matters in Recreation

Aggie Weighill, Director, World Leisure Centre of Excellence (VIU)

Leisure Matters (Vancouver Island University)

Presentation Slides

Social Media 101: Connecting With Your Audience

John Tonin, Communications Coordinator, Sport Yukon

Presentation Document

Sensory Pathways in Your Community

Lindsay Agar, Corporate Events Coordinator, City of Whitehorse

How-to-Guide for Playboxes

Leadership Games & Activities

Alycia Bannon, Active Playground Experience (APE) Coordinator, RPAY

Janna Tait, Physical Literacy Education Coordinator, Sport & Recreation Branch of the Yukon Government

Games Resource

Nordic Walking

Fran Nyman, Winter Active For Life (WAFL) Coordinator, RPAY

Yukon Nordic Walking Leader Guide

RPAY - Conference

See you all again in October!