2019 NeORA Educational Forum and Trade Show


The City of Greater Sudbury is proud to host the 2019 Northeastern Ontario Recreation Association (NeORA) Educational Forum and Trade Show, from September 23 to 26, 2019 at the Radisson Hotel in Sudbury.

The primary purpose of the NeORA Educational Forum is to provide an opportunity for recreation and sports volunteers, professional staff, elected municipal officials, municipal recreation committee members, public health, recreation retailers and professional government personnel to meet annually in an educational and social setting.

This year’s theme – Play is a Priority – recognizes the importance of play in the development of healthy active living, social inclusion, resilience and interpersonal skills.

Play is a Priority keynote speakers are:

  • PlayLearnThink learning through play and inquiry specialist Pierre Harrison
  • Former OHL and professional hockey player Brock McGillis
  • Two-time Olympian and Olympic gold medalist Adam Kreek

Additional educational opportunities are available. Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Ontario Recreation Facilities Association (ORFA) building maintenance best practices
  • The revitalization of 58 municipal playgrounds in the City of Greater Sudbury
  • Municipal asset management
  • Frameworks for municipal partnerships
  • The relationship between Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and recreation planning
  • Risks and opportunities of non-motorized trails
  • Community consultation processes
  • Community gardens
  • Affordable and accessible recreation practices
  • What we can learn from Indigenous peoples
  • Rzone Code of Conduct
  • Special events and emergency management
  • Benchmarking for recreation
  • Active living centers for seniors
  • Numeracy and active classrooms
  • Sports field maintenance
  • Ontario Trillium Foundation
  • PerfectMind cloud-based membership management software

Capping off the Play is a Priority theme are opportunities to try out Greater Sudbury’s newest recreational facilities including the Northern Water Sports Centre, a six court outdoor pickleball play field, and the hiking and biking trails of beautiful Kivi Park.

The City of Greater Sudbury is very excited to host the 2019 NeORA Educational Forum and Trade Show. Register today!

To learn more about NeORA please visit: www.neora.ca

To learn more about things to do in Greater Sudbury please visit: www.discoversudbury.ca

For questions about the 2019 Northeastern Ontario Recreation Association Educational Forum and Trade Show please email: leisure.services@greatersudbury.ca

Telephone: 705-674-4455, extension 2446