Monday, June 7, 2010

Recreation Management Certification

This week recreation directors from Nunatsiavut communities will travel to Marystown, Newfoundland for training.

Lisa Ivany is the Recreation Director for the Nain Inuit Community Government (ICG).

She says staff from Nain, Makkovik and Rigolet’s recreation departments will take part in the training.

Ivany says they’ll be at the Marystown Hotel and Convention Centre to attend Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador’s Annual General Meeting (AGM).

While there, they’ll complete the first of 10 modules for certification in Recreation Management.

The College of the North Atlantic (CNA) will be delivering the module.

Ivany says staff from Nain’s recreation Department will be leaving today to avoid what looks like poor conditions in the weather forecast.

The Torngat Recreation Commission (TRC) is footing the bill for the certification.

After the AGM, TRC will meet with CNA to request that the location for the second module be Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

As of now, the communities of Hopedale and Postville will not be taking part in the training.

Shirley Goudie is the Town Manager of the Postville ICG.

She says after review of the agenda for the AGM, they believe their programs are more important.

Judy Dicker is the AngajukKâk of the Hopedale ICG.

She says their office wasn’t aware of this and will speak with their Recreation Director this afternoon.

Dicker adds that in the mean time, she’ll be checking to see if it is not too late for their community to attend.

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