Developing a Network of Northern Learners

This blog was written by Sylvia Riessner for Recreation North. Sylvia is an educational consultant (, with a Masters in Educational Technology and a focus on online and blended learning. She has developed curriculum and taught adults in British Columbia and Yukon for more than 25 years. We have worked together on the Recreation North Pilot and the ongoing Training Program.

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A story of building recreation capacity in remote communities

We know that recreation touches many aspects of our lives. It helps people grow and be healthy; builds strong families and communities; provides opportunities for those who are disadvantaged; protects the environment; stimulates the economy; and adds overall to the quality of life in our communities.

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