ORFA News and Alerts

What Do Masks, Heat Stress and Urine Colour Have in Common?2021 June  
Recreational Electrical Vehicle Battery Emergency Preparedness – Expect the Unexpected 2021 May ALERT
How Often is “often” When It Comes To Washroom Cleaning? 2021 April  ALERT
Updated COVID-19 Recreational Greenspace Use During the Provincial Shutdown 2021 April   
COVID-19 Recreational Greenspace Use During the Provincial Shutdown 2021 April   
Building Air Management Health and Safety Best Practices 2021 April  ALERT
ORFA Open Letter to Members and Employers  2021 March   
ORFA Predicts a High Demand for Seasonal Outdoor Aquatic Facilities This Coming Summer 2021 February   
Provincial COVID Shutdown Requires Recreation Facilities to Consider Compliance Requirements 2021 January   
Ice Resurfacer Use Joint Statement  2020 November   
ORFA Board of Directors 2021/2022  2020 November   
Stage 3 - Reopening Sport and Recreation  2020 July   
ORFA Professional Development Courses: 2020 Reboot 2020 July   
Hockey Return to Play Does Mean Buildings Are Open  2020 June   
Reentering and Reopening Guiding Principles and Best Practices 2020 May   

Outdoor Recreation Use During COVID-19 Emergency Order To Close All Outdoor Amenities

2020 March   

Playground Use During COVID-19 Things to Consider About Playground Use During Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

2020 March   
ORFA 65th Annual Professional Development Program and EXPO - Event Cancellation 2020 March   
2020 Ontario Turfgrass Symposium  2020 January   
You Have the Power to Save a Life  2019 October   
Policy Review Recommendation - Ice Arena Net Anchoring Systems  2019 October   
ORFA Board of Directors Visit Town of Petawawa and CFB Petawawa 2019 September   
NEW... ORFA Accessibility and Inclusion Award Announced 2019 July   
ORFA Leadership Post Fernie Tragedy  2019 March   
New! Aquatic Facility Operations Course Announcement 2019 February   
Facility Evictions Can Be A Slippery Legal Slope 2019 February   
Facility AEDs Need to be Accessible  2019 January  
Warning: Recreation Facilities Are Potential High Risk Venues For Spreading Colds and Flu 2019 January   
The Risk of Using Skating Rink Ice Resurfacer Snow 2019 January   

Announcing ORFA Board of Directors
(2019 - 2020 Term of Office)

2018 November   
Responding to Regulation 565: Public Pools Operational Changes 2018 September   
Fernie Arena Tragedy Identifies Three Contributing Factors 2018 August   
Technical Safety BC - Investigation Report Ammonia Release Fernie Memorial Arena  2018 August   
Operational Awareness and Potential Impact of Modified-Ice Games (which includes cross-ice or half-ice) 2018 July   
Kraft Hockeyville – Your Vote Counts! 2018 March   
Rick Hansen Foundation - Leadership Forum Follow Up 2018 March   
27th Annual Ontario Turfgrass Symposium 2017 December   
ORFA’s #150RecFacilities Campaign Winner 2017 December   

NSPF Announces Partnership with ORFA Coalition Will Promote Collaborative Education

2017 December   

Are Ontario’s Ice Rinks Safe? Follow Up - Ice Arena Registered Refrigeration Plant Safety Bulletin

2017 October   

Ice Arena Registered Refrigeration Plant Safety Bulletin An Industry Specific Plan to Collectively Move Forward

2017 October   
Are Ontario's Ice Rinks Safe? 2017 October   
NEW! Professional Designation Recertification Process - Effective January 1, 2018 2017 September   
Open for Public Comment: regarding potential amendments to the Operating Engineers regulation (O. Reg. 219/01) under the Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000. 2017 August   
Structural Inspections – An Important and Vital Responsibility Toward Public Safety 2017 June   
Throwing Of Items By Fans Must Be Controlled By Policy  2017 June   
New Training Partnership With Recreation Facility Association of Nova Scotia (RFANS)  2017 May   
Supervisory Reminder -  Summer Students 2017 May   
#150RecFacilities - Celebrate Recreation Facilities 2017 May   
Reminder - Refrigeration Plant Operations  2017 May   
Recreation Workers Who Use ATV’s or UTV’s Must Know the Rules 2017 May   
What is Legionnaires' Disease - should we be concerned about it in our operations? 2017 April   
New Cross-Ice and Half-Ice Mandatory Policy From Hockey Canada Requires Communication and Careful Consideration With User Groups
2017 March   
Recreation Facilities Asset Management (RFAM) Software Program Provided At No-Cost As A Benefit of Membership
2016 April  
REMINDER NOTICE – Section 39: Operating Engineers Regulation 2015 November  
ORFA New Logo and Tagline 2015 April  
Facility Manager Survey 2015 January   
Announcing your 2015-16 Board Members  2014 November  
PSHSA and ORFA Sign Memorandum of Understanding 2013 December  
ORFA and CHS Partnership 2013 December  

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