Recreation Manitoba hosts an Annual Recreation Conference. This year’s conference marks our 27th annual conference and it will take place March 13-15, 2024 at the hockey for all centre. The Connect Conference is part of Recreation Manitoba's investment in the development of recreation and parks practitioners and volunteers in Manitoba. It is designed to help our attendees grow their skills and knowledge through sharing your energy, passion and ideas. 

Conference Details

Dates: March 13-15, 2024

Location: hockey for all centre

Conference Theme: Serious About Play

Registration is open

Register for Connect 2024

Hotel Information

Best Western Winnipeg West Headingley

4140 Portage Ave, Headingley, MB R4H 1C5

Make your reservation online or call the hotel directly at 204-594-2200 and give the team name 'RECREATION MANITOBA' and dates to make a booking. The deadline for booking at the group rate is Feb. 27th, 2024 or until sold out. 

Sponsorship Opportunities 

There are many unique opportunities for your business to be involved with the Connect 2024 Conference. View our sponsorship package and more at the link below.

 Sponsorship Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Whether assisting in setting up the trade show, welcoming speakers, organizing a social outing, or helping at the registration desk, the volunteers contribute to making our annual event a tremendous hit!  

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about our conference? Visit our FAQ page for more information. 

Delegate Information


Watch this space for information about how to prepare for conference this year. 


Conference Venue

Our 2024 Connect Conference will be held at the hockey for all centre, located at 3969 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, MB. Click HERE for a map to the conference venue. 

Conference Schedule

View our 2024 conference schedule to learn about start times, events, session times and more.  

Conference Schedule

Trade Show Information

Interested in being an exhibitor at our 2024 Trade Show? Click here to learn more. 

Speakers & Workshops

Take a look at our Connect 2024 speaker lineup, along with information about our keynote speakers. 

Speakers & Sessions


Serious About Play Social Event: Happy Hour 

Wednesday, March 13, 2024   l   4:00pm-6:00pm 

Wrap up the first day of conference at Camp Manitou with some friendly trivia competition, appetizers and a few beverages! No extra fee to attend, your conference registration includes this social event! Transportation from the Best Western Hotel to Camp Manitou will be provided for delegates staying in the hotel. Light refreshments will be provided. Cash bar available. 

Weather permitting, outdoor activities may be available! Sledding, snowshoeing and skating will be available so come prepared to PLAY! 


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