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2019 ATRA / ARPA Symposium



2019 Alberta Therapeutic Recreation Association Annual Symposium and ARPA Conference and Energize Workshop

Call for Presentations

October 24-26, 2019

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise


Conference Theme: Growing Recreation Together!

This year will see Alberta Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA) and Alberta Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA) join together for the hosting of the 2019 ATRA Symposium & ARPA Conference and Energize Workshop. This Conference / Symposium will attract upwards of 600 delegates over 3 days of education, networking and connecting.

The Program Committee for the Conference / Symposium is currently inviting submissions from individuals and organizations interested in presenting at the upcoming Conference/Symposium being held on October 24-26, 2019 at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

Growing Recreation Together is a fitting theme as both organizations mission are aligned to improving the health and quality of life of all Albertans. Even though this will mark the first time that both organizations have collaborated together on their main professional development event, the past programs for both events have shared common themes and topics. Both organizations are excited to be able to learn and share from our respective leaders and members.

The Program Committee invites students, educators, practitioners, professionals, allied health professionals and others to submit presentation proposals relevant to evidence based best practices, innovative programs, assessment, facilitation techniques, interventions, management issues, theories/models, research, and other strategies that advance and develop our sector and related professions.

Please distribute this Call for Presentations to any colleagues or networks that you think might be interested in submitting presentations.

Please click here to access the online Call for Presentations form. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, April 14th.


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Venue & Accommodations

Host venue: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

The room block at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is now open. You can reserve your room today using the online process or by calling the Fairmont central reservations at 1-800-441-1414 and mentioning the ATRA Symposium. Room rates start at $185 plus fees and taxes for Fairmont rooms.

Online bookings for ATRA members:


Booking policies: One-night charge upon reservation and the entire stay will be charged 45 days prior to arrival. Only 1 room per delegate. If multiple rooms are required, we require the individuals name for that room. We reserve the right to cancel any duplicate reservations.


Lake Louise Inn: We also have a block of rooms at the Lake Louise Inn and are planning on running a daily shuttle between the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and the Lake Louise Inn. Rooms at the Lake Louise Inn start at $133 plus fees and taxes for a standard room. Reservations can be made by calling the Lake Louise Inn at 1-800-661-9237 or emailing