RECL Alumni Day

The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies is hosting its 3rd annual Alumni Day at Brock on Tuesday, January 28, 2020.

Spend the day reconnecting through in-class and out-of class activities including panel discussions, presentations, and networking socials.

The theme of Alumni Day 2020 is the Canadian Recreation Framework, the guiding document for public recreation providers in Canada. The Framework was endorsed in 2015 by the Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation and the Government of Canada. The Framework sets out five goals for recreation, and each goal is a theme of the panel discussion.

RECL Alumni Day coincides with Brock’s Experiential Expo if you are looking to hire students! Contact Ty Bolibruck at for more information.

Please join fellow alumni, faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students for this special day!

Agenda at a glance

10:00am – 11:00am                Panel Theme: Active Living

        • Dan Schonewille, Health Promoter – Workplace Health, Niagara Region Public Health
        • Hilary Pollock, Program Coordinator – Youth Recreation and Leisure Activities, 8 Wing/CFB Trenton, Trenton
        • Gidon Frank, Supervisor, Leagues & Sports, Town of Oakville

11:15am – 1:00pm                  Alumni and 4th year Student Networking Social

1:00pm – 2:00pm                    Panel Theme: Connecting people to Nature

        • AJ Leeming, Manager of Programs and Services, Conservation Halton / Kelso-Glen Eden
        • Liz Kirk, Experiential Education Coordinator, St. Kateri Centre, St. Catharines
        • Michelle Leone, Program Manager, Youth University, Brock University

2:00pm – 3:00pm                    Panel Theme: Inclusion and Access

        • Anna Boric, Quality & Patient Safety Specialist and Patient Relations Specialist, Niagara Health System
        • Grayson Burke, Director, Cedar Ridge Camp, McArthurs Mills
        • Jordan Weber, Finance & Quality Manager, Couchiching Family Health, Orillia

3:00pm – 4:00pm                    Panel Theme: Building Recreation Capacity

        • John MacDonald, National Director, Anglican Network in Canada, Niagara Falls
        • Kelly Jones, Program Manager, Employment Solutions, Welland
        • Jared Henderson, General Manager, YMCA of Western Ontario – St. Thomas

5:00pm – 6:00pm                    Panel Theme: Creating Supportive Environments

        • Lezlie Leduc, Program & Services Manager, Niagara Health System, Welland
        • Graham Cocking, Executive Director, Ford Performance Centre, Toronto
        • Sandy Jackson, General Manager, Community Programs – Parks & Recreation, City of Brantford

Networking Social

From 11:15 am to 1:00 pm, for all Alumni and Year 4 students. Come and join us at Isaac’s Skybar and mix and mingle with your fellow alumni as well as soon-to-be alumni. Take the opportunity to build your network, build relationships, become a mentor. Food will be provided, and a cash bar available.


Check-in begins at 9:00am at South Academic Block room 361.

Campus parking map to Registration >> D Lot to Walker Complex

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