Upcoming events

    • March 06, 2024
    • 12:00 - 13:00
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    Join us for an introduction to 

    Integrating Plants & Nature into your Therapeutic Approach

    This session explores the profound health benefits of connecting with plants and nature through therapeutic horticulture. We delve into evidence-based research highlighting its stress-reducing, cardiovascular-supporting, mental health-preserving, vitamin D-boosting, and social bonding impacts. We also address how it nurtures a sense of purpose and promotes positive coping strategies. Learn about the practice of therapeutic horticulture, how to incorporate it as a therapeutic modality, and discover the training and resources available to recreational therapists.

    This session will be lead by Alexis Ashworth

    Alexis is the passionate founder of Root in Nature, a venture born out of her deep love for plants, gardening, and the therapeutic benefits they offer. Holding a BComm in Finance and an MBA in International Development Management, Alexis brings a blend of business acumen and a passion for making a positive impact. With over a decade of experience as CEO of Habitat for Humanity in Ottawa and Halifax, Alexis was recognized as one of Ottawa Business Journal’s Forty Under 40. 

    Alexis’s journey into horticulture began through her volunteer work with World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF), where she discovered the profound connection between nature and well-being. Her dedication to horticultural therapy led her to study the Foundations of Horticultural Therapy and become an active member of the American and Canadian Horticultural Therapy Associations (AHTA & CHTA). On weekends, you’ll find her tending to her fruit & vegetable gardens, cultivating food that her husband skillfully cooks and her two young daughters enjoy.

    You will receive an email containing a link to the meeting after registering.

    • March 13, 2024
    • 08:30
    • March 15, 2024
    • 15:00
    • hockey for all centre; 3969 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3K 1W4
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    Recreation Manitoba presents the 27th Annual Recreation Conference!

    Join us as we get "Serious About Play" at the Connect 2024 Conference. In recreation, play means serious business, representing economic opportunities, health promotion, and community. As we connect in 2024 you'll get to experience the elements that make play so impactful in the recreation and leisure sector.

    The Connect 2024 Conference includes award-winning keynote speakers, inspiring workshops and an opportunity to connect and network with recreation professionals from across the province of Manitoba. 

    View full event details and schedule on our website at: www.recreationmb.ca/Connect2024

Member Events

Camping season is just around the corner, so make sure you are ready to welcome campers to your community. Join the experts from Let's Camp for an informative session on the Benefits of Using an Online Booking System for your Campground.

Feb 27, 2024 11:00 AM CST Register Now

Feb 29, 2024 01:30 PM CST Register Now


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