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Learn from home with FREE WEBINARS & LIVE PODCASTS


Our play experts are highlighting some of the best practices in the world of play. You can either participate via webinar or listen while you work to one of our live podcasts!  We are discussing some of the industry’s current issues and answering all of your questions.

LIVE PODCAST – Changes in CSA Playground Standards  April 29th at 3:00 pm PACIFIC Time 20 minutes

The sixth edition of CSA Z614, Children’s Playground Equipment and Surfacing, has just been published in March 2020. Greg Howden, Operations Manager, and Jeff Kuby Play Consultant, at RecTec Industries, will explain the new changes that have been made and how these changes will impact future playground designs. 

WEBINAR – Can We Build Healthier Communities with Sport Courts & Outdoor Fitness Parks?  May 1st at 3:00 pm PACIFIC Time 30 minutes 

Urbanization is affecting the health of Canadian children, youth and adults and has been linked to sedentary lifestyles, less physical activity and higher rates of obesity. How can we increase physical activity? By designing communities that make being active an easy choice.

LIVE PODCAST – School Playgrounds 101   May 6th at 3:00 pm PACIFIC Time 20 minutes

Our Play Consultant, Pat Zelenak is the GRANDDADDY of school playgrounds! In his 30 years in the industry, he has probably built over 500 school playgrounds. Listen as Pat talks about the do’s and don’t’s of building a playground. Pat will touch on inclusive, accessible and usable playgrounds, child development and the ever-important risky play.

WEBINAR – Nature Play Is More Important Than Ever! May 8th at 3:00 pm PACIFIC Time 30 minutes

With each passing day of the COVID crisis, it’s easy to see how many families lack access to nature. Nature plays such a huge role in both our physical and mental health, we must provide access for all. Join outdoor enthusiast Mitchell Taubensee as he explores new and creative strategies for connecting families to the natural world.

LIVE PODCAST – COVID-19: Preparing the Playground for When Children Are Allowed to Return May 13th at 3:00 pm PACIFIC Time 20 minutes

COVID-19 is changing the way we work and play. When the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Health Authorities of BC and Alberta, give the go ahead for children to return to playgrounds, you want to be ready. Following the guidelines set out, we will discuss strategies and best practices from around the globe for re-opening your playground.

WEBINAR – Tailor-made Playgrounds with Out-of-this-World Custom Play Structures May 15th at 3:00 pm PACIFIC Time 30 minutes

The KOMPAN Design Studio is a special unit based in Berlin. This unit employs highly experienced designers, architects, and engineers; some with more than 25 years of experience within the playground industry. Join us as we explore the many awe-inspiring playgrounds from around the world to get a glimpse at what is possible!

LIVE PODCAST – Keeping Kids in the Playground Longer with Shade & Seating

Do you know why most children don’t play at the park for longer than 20 minutes? It’s not because they are bored, but because their parents are bored!  If we want children to spend more time outside, then we need to provide comfortable seating for the parents, as well as, structures to protect them from the sun, rain and other elements.