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2020 ATRA Symposium

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We are excited to host the first EVER virtual ATRA Symposium! The 2020 Experience will be unlike anything you have participated in before and we are confident you will be captivated by this learning event from the comfort of your own home, and at an incredibly reasonable rate to ensure as many members as possible can engage with their colleagues. 

The planning committee is working with two leading researchers and educators in the field of recreation therapy to bring you a learning experience like none other! Be inspired by both Dr. Colleen Hood and Dr. Lauren Cripps, they will provide us with an amazing educational virtual experience which will undoubtedly influence you and your TR practice.

This two-day event starts on:

Thursday, October 29th and wraps up on Friday, October 30th!


Our incredibly reasonable rates:
ATRA Professional Members: $75

ATRA Student Members: $40

ATRA Supporting Members: $100

Non-ATRA Delegates: $125.00

Non-ATRA Students Delegates: $50.00

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Looking forward to seeing you all online in October!



 The ATRA Symposium Committee is excited to include a complimentary virtual fitness classes hosted by Nicole Jordan for delegates this year!  

 Nicole Jordan has been in the fitness industry for almost 20 years. Her passion for fitness started at the age of 12, when she would take the city bus across Calgary to attend group exercise classes with her mom.  She enjoys  teaching many formats, including step, hi-lo, total body conditioning, metabolic conditioning, boot camp and cycling. Nowhere is she happier than in front of a fitness class!  Nicole is a certified AFLCA Fitness Leader, NAIT Personal Fitness Trainer, and Keiser Cycling instructor.  

Thursday, October 29th  7am-8am 

Total Body Strength Workout 

Join Nicole Jordan, AFLCA certified fitness leader, for a total body, no equipment required strength workout.  This workout will build strength and endurance using just your body.  The class will include a core section and end with a relaxing stretch.   


Friday, October 30th  7am - 8am 

Cardio Interval Workout 

Join Nicole Jordan, AFLCA certified fitness leader, for a heart pumping cardio interval workout.  Be prepared to sweat a little or a lot, while having a great time.  Finish with some core work and stretch, to get your day started the right way! 


Thursday, October 29th 5-7pm 

 Virtual Cooking Class! 

 Thursday evening’s social event will look a little different this year but is bound to be one to remember. Join ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen online for a virtual cooking class hosted by a professional chef who will include recommended wine pairings! Again, this event will be compliments of ATRA for those delegates attending this year’s symposium.  

Registered delegates will receive details to sign up for both fitness and cooking classes soon.



Your 2020 ATRA Symposium Committee