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VRPS E-Update: Vol 18 No. 35 September 1, 2021

Virginia Parks & Recreation Fall Magazine
 Now Available on
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Health & Wellness Resource Group – MEETING TOMORROW
The Health & Wellness Resource Group is suitable for facility managers, fitness programmers, and all recreation professionals who would like to learn more about providing health and wellness programming and services. Recent meeting topics include employee wellness programs, trends in activity and class areas since lockdown was lifted, childcare programs, and instructor pay structures. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, September 2nd at 10 a.m. via Microsoft Teams.
Email Julie Frederickson at for more information, or to submit a topic of discussion for the upcoming meeting.
2022 Leadership Orientation
  • Who: all VRPS Leaders! Incoming boards of Service Areas, Resource Groups, and committees, movers and shakers!
  • When: Thursday, December 2, 2021; 10 am – 2 pm
  • Where: Keystone Truck & Tractor Museum
880 W Roslyn Rd, Colonial Heights, VA 23834
  • Lunch Provided
  • Brief walk-around tour of Museum right after lunch prior to Closing Remarks
  • .2 CEU available for $10
  • Login and REGISTER NOW
CPSI and Playground Maintenance Courses – Leesburg, VA
Click on flyer for printable pdf
Only a few CPSI spots left!
Athletic Fields – Registration Open for VIRTUAL Course
November 9, 2021 on ZOOM
Click on flyer below to register!
Scholarship Application Now OPEN
James K. Cole Scholarship
This scholarship was developed in memory of James K. Cole, a Parks and Recreation Professional from the City of Virginia Beach, who was dedicated to the profession. As a memorial to his life’s work, an academic scholarship was established in his name.
Purpose: the scholarship is designed to assist junior, senior and graduate students majoring in the Leisure Service field who can demonstrate a need for financial assistance.
Award: $2,000 towards the cost of undergraduate or graduate education.
The scholarship application period is August 1 – October 15, 2021
VRPS Annual Conference