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RFABC a the leading resource for recreation sector in British Columbia.


The mission of the RFABC is to promote safe and efficient operation of recreation facilities through the provision of educational opportunities, networking, training, and advocacy for the recreation sector.

RFABC Overview

Established, in 1948, The RFABC is a not-for-profit association that trains over 800 recreation facility operators each year in British Columbia. The purpose of the Recreation Facilities Association of British Columbia (RFABC) is to promote general interest, education, safe operating standards, professionalism and support among recreation facility operators, Commission and Board members in the successful operations of arenas, auditoriums, community centres, swimming pools, stadiums, parks and other recreation facilities. 

Each year the association provides arena, pool, building services, and leadership courses, conferences and seminars.

Critical Beliefs

  1. We believe that our stewardship of recreation facility infrastructure is essential to the quality of the recreation experience and contributes to healthy communities.
  2. We are committed to outcomes and are accountable for the quality of the programs and services delivered.
  3.  We believe that collaboration is a productive approach to achieving our mission.
  4.  We base our decisions on accurate data and research for the best interest of the members and stakeholders.
  5. We communicate with integrity and transparency.
  6.  We respect diversity of people and their views and we encourage networking and goodwill.


Important Documents

The RFABC is made up of a volunteer board of directors, three staff members, 50+ associate members, and 1200+ dedicated members. 

RFABC Constitution & Bylaws           2022-2024 Strategic Plan

2023 Nomination Package                Board Job Descriptions

2022 Annual Report                           2023 AGM Agenda



Join your Board of Directors

The RFABC Board:  

  • Governs and directs the affairs of the Association
  • Oversees the financial business of the Association
  • Ensures accountability to the membership in all RFABC matters.
  • Provides strategic leadership and education in the area of recreation facilities
  • Provides fellowship opportunities

What Are the Benefits to You?

  • Influence the development and strategic direction of the RFABC
  • Enhance your leadership and communication skills
  • Experience in policy development and organizational governance
  • Introduction to and opportunity to network with – industry experts, partner associations, politicians, and other recreational professionals
  • Exposure to provincial and national issues and trends in recreation facilities


Positions open for election:
Positions open for election at the appropriate Zone Meeting:
  • Skeena-Bulkley Zone Director (Filled by Tamara Gillis on Feb. 28, 2023)
  • Cariboo Zone Director (Filled by Brandy Links  on Feb. 28, 2023)
  • Lower Mainland Zone Director (Accepting Nominations): Job Description

To put your name forward, CLICK HERE for Nomination Package

Our 2022-2024 Strategic Plan

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