2020 AARFP Conference Red Deer

To Attendees, Exhibitors, and Sponsors,

To the 2020 AARFP Conference Attendees, Tradeshow Exhibitors, & Sponsors,

The health and welfare of the entire AARFP community is our top priority. As you know, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 AARFP Conference and Tradeshow which had been scheduled for April 26-29th in Red Deer. Due to the continued outbreak and expansion of COVID-19, we will not be re-scheduling the Conference in the 2020 year.

With the significant uncertainty, the institution of travel bans and restrictions, communities declaring a state of emergency, and the World Health Organization declaring COVID-19 a global pandemic, this is the most prudent course of action.

We will begin the process to provide full refunds to all registrants in approximately one week.

We share your disappointment in this decision, but we also share a common commitment to doing what is best and right for our professional community and for all those with whom we engage and interact with.

Thank you for your understanding and support. Our thoughts go out to all who have been and will be impacted by COVID-19.


AARFP Board & Staff





Want to start Conference on a healthy note? Want the FREE Fun Run/Walk t-shirt? Join the RFP Recreation Family for this fun run/walk to be held at Kin Kanyon in Red Deer, AB. Kin Kanyon Park is one of the most popular parks in the area. It's a great place for recreation, family fun and groups to enjoy the outdoors. This is one of the larger parks in the area and part of a large trail of network found throughout Red Deer. Sign up as part of your conference registration today!

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
2:00 pm - 5:00 pmAxe Throwing Session 1 from 2:00-3:30 pm ($25) [More Info]
True North Axe Throwing (Meet in the Conference Centre Foyer near Registration)
Experience the thrill of axe throwing! It’s a perfect activity to get you moving after sitting in conference seminars. You’ll get to try your hand at axe throwing for 1.5 hours and can even challenge your fellow delegates to an axe throw off. No experience needed.
2:00 pm - 5:00 pmAxe Throwing Session 2 from 3:30-5:00 pm ($25) [More Info]
True North Axe Throwing (Meet in the Conference Centre Foyer near Registration)
Session #2 of the same thrilling axe throwing experience!
2:00 pm - 5:00 pmCollicutt Facility Tour 3:00-4:00pm ($20) [More Info]
Collicutt Facility (Meet in the Conference Centre Foyer near Registration)
You will be bused to this multi-use activity centre located in south Red Deer for a tour. This sports facility includes 23,226 square meters of fun. It houses a wave waterpark with two waterslide, a field house with a climbing wall and bouldering room, two soccer pitches, gymnastic centre and an ice rink. On top of this it has a walk/running track as well as two levels of fitness equipment.
2:00 pm - 5:00 pmBrewery Tour and Tasting 2-5pm ($25) [More Info]
Troubled Monk Brewery (Meet in Conference Centre Foyer by the Registration Desk)
You will be bused to the Troubled Monk Brewery and back so enjoy a tour, try samples, ask questions and enjoy the ambiance of the location.
2:00 pm - 5:00 pmLacombe Lure/Brew Tour ($25) [More Info]
Len Thompson Warehouse and Blindman Brewery (Meet in the Conference Centre Foyer near Registration)
Jump on our hi-way coach bus and see how Len Thompson makes their legendary fishing hooks, as well as see the biggest fishing lure in the world! After the tour is over our chartered bus will take you to Blindman Brewing where you can sample a pint of the new ‘5 of Diamonds Pilsner’ inspired by Len Thompson’s famous 5 of Diamonds hook.
2:00 pm - 5:00 pmAlberta Sports Hall of Fame Tour ($20) [More Info]
Alberta Sports Hall of Fame (Meet in the Conference Centre Foyer near Registration)
You will be bused to The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame where you can take yourself on a self-guided tour. The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum provides a family friendly interactive experience. Be surprised at what you will discover inside. Have fun, laugh, play together and discover famous Alberta sports celebrities.
2:00 pm - 5:00 pmRPC Admissions Pass (no cost) [More Info]
GH Dawe or Collicutt Centre (no transportation provided)
All delegates will receive a complementary pass to use at either the GH Dawe or Collicutt Centre. No transportation will be provided but this pass can be used between April 26-29, 2020, just show your pass to the CSR at the facility of your choosing and receive a free entry. For drop in schedules www.reddeer.ca.
2:00 pm - 5:00 pmYin Yoga from 2:30-3:45pm (no cost) [More Info]
Location TBD
After sitting in chairs for you sessions enjoy Yin Yoga. Yin is a quiet seated class made up of poses to create flexibility and mobility in the body. Yin yoga poses apply moderate stress to the connective tissues of the body, the tendons, fascia and ligaments , with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. Wear comfortable workout clothes and bring a mat (or sneak a towel from your hotel room).
2:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree Time (no cost)
On Your Own