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Events & Trainings

If you have any questions about any of the following events or trainings, contact admin@nwtrpa.org.

Upcoming events

    • 2 Feb 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Racquet Club, Yellowknife, NT

    This event is offering fitness course participants the opportunity to write (or rewrite) an Alberta Fitness Leadership Certification Association exam. This exam allows people to continue on with fitness leader certification.

    The following exams will be offered: Exercise Theory, Aquatics, Group Exercise Fundamentals

    • 14 Feb 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 17 Feb 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Fort Providence
    • 11


    Wilderness Advanced First Aid is comprehensive medical training designed for remote professionals or wilderness leaders who venture on the land. This course teaches how to manage medical emergencies when hospitals and rescue services may not be available for an extensive time period. We prepare students for emergency situations that involve prolonged patient care, and improvised equipment on the land. 

    Training is suitable for those who take people out on the land, including program leaders and guides. Part of the course is taught outside.

    This course will be taught by Holly Kondreska. Holly is originally from the NWT, but she grew up in Ontario, Saskatchewan, and also in Kenya and France. Holly graduated from Lakehead University after studying in outdoor recreation and geography before eventually gravitating towards Paramedicine in 2000. She has combined both fields by providing medical care in Honduras, working locally in Northwestern Ontario during SAR operations and volunteering with the Red Cross for regional disaster relief. Holly has recently decided to go back to school to study French at Lakehead University while teaching with her company, Superior Edge Rescue.  Holly is an avid backpacker, climber, SCUBA diver and more recently has discovered the adventures of parenting as a single mother. 

    For more information: https://www.wildmed.com/course-type/wilderness-advanced-first-aid/

    Coffee and tea will be provided; however, participants are responsible for snacks and lunch. We will take a lunch break from 12:00pm – 1:00pm.

    Sample Syllabus

    Day 1 – Introduction/Registration; Systems Based Critical Thinking; Infection Control; Patient Assessment System; Circulatory & Respiratory Systems; Adult CPR; Basic Life Support

    Day 2 – Quiz/Case Studies; Nervous System, Spine Management; Musculoskeletal Injuries; Lifts, Moves, and Extrications; Splints – Extremities; Patient Assessment Drills

    Day 3 – Quiz/Case Studies; Thermoregulation; Bites and Stings; Lightning; Elective Topics; Wounds and Burns; Allergies and Anaphylaxis; Improvised Patient Carries; Patient Assessment Drills

    Day 4 – Case Study Review; Elective Topic; Backcountry Medicine; Medical and Legal Issues; Patient Assessment Drills; Simulations; Final Exam; Conclusion


    • Early Bird Registration
      • $125/person
    • Regular Registration
      • $225/person

    What to Bring

    • Water bottle
    • Layered clothing and gear to spend hours on the land (snow pants, boots, neck warmer, hat, mitts, jacket, warm socks)
    • Clothing you don't mind getting dirty
    • Notebook and pencil
    • Any outdoor gear is greatly appreciated, such as skis, snowshoes, tarps, sleeping mats, etc. (only if possible)
    To be considered fully registered we require 100% payment. 

    For more information, contact Rachel Cluderay at rcluderay@nwtrpa.org | 867-669-8392

    Cancellation Policy

    If you need to cancel your registration, the NWTRPA must be notified of the cancellation by email. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date and time we receive email notification as follows:

    • Before 3 days of workshop date – 85% refund
    • Within 24 hours of workshop date – No refund


    The NWT Recreation and Parks Association reserves the right to cancel any program or workshop. If such a situation arises, you will be notified as soon as possible (by email or phone call). In the event of a cancellation, you will be refunded all monies paid.

Past events

22 Nov 2019 Group Exercise Fundamentals and Cycle Certification
8 Oct 2019 2019 NWTRPA & Youth Centres Conference
7 Oct 2019 De-Escalating Potentially Violent Situations™ Hay River Workshop
5 Oct 2019 De-Escalating Potentially Violent Situations™ Yellowknife Workshop
20 Sep 2019 Yellowknife AFLCA Exercise Theory Course
18 Sep 2019 Elders in Motion Facilitator Training - Functional Fitness for Falls Prevention and the Active Living Exercise Program
13 Sep 2019 Hay River AFLCA Aquatics Specialty Course
10 Sep 2019 HIGH FIVE SPORT & SCMH - Tuktoyaktuk
5 Jul 2019 Fort Simpson AFLCA Exercise Theory Course
21 Jun 2019 Hay River AFLCA Exercise Theory Course
21 May 2019 Fort Smith Recreation North Training Program: In-Person Learning Events
16 Apr 2019 HIGH FIVE PHCD & SCMH -Paulatuk
7 Mar 2019 Fort Simpson Recreation North Training Program: In-Person Learning Events
27 Feb 2019 Community Leaders Retreat
6 Feb 2019 Elders in Motion Training - Functional Fitness for Falls Prevention
21 Jan 2019 Inuvik Recreation North Training Program: In-Person Learning Events
20 Nov 2018 Yellowknife Recreation North Training Program: In-Person Learning Events
15 Nov 2018 Hay River Recreation North Training Program: In-Person Learning Events
2 Nov 2018 Fort Smith AFLCA Exercise Theory Course
23 Oct 2018 2018 NWTRPA & Youth Centres Conference
6 Apr 2018 Hay River AFLCA Group Fundamentals & Portable Equipment Course
23 Mar 2018 Yellowknife AFLCA Group Exercise & Portable Equipment Course
23 Feb 2018 Yellowknife AFLCA Exercise Theory Course
30 Jan 2018 Elders in Motion Training - Functional Fitness for Falls Prevention
8 Dec 2017 Hay River AFLCA Exercise Theory Course
24 Nov 2017 Inuvik AFLCA Exercise Theory Course
26 Sep 2017 2017 NWTRPA & Youth Centres Conference
12 May 2017 Behchoko AFLCA Exercise Theory Course

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Contact Us
NWT Recreation and Parks Association
P.O.Box 841, 4908 49th Street
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N6

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