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Celebrate World Parks Week with ‘less screen time, more green time’

May 2, 2017

Vancouver Sun, May 2, 2017

World Parks Week (April 27 – May 7) is a great time to reconnect with our natural surroundings after a long, cold winter, writes Rebecca Tunnacliffe, chief executive officer of the B.C. Recreation and Parks Association. In this Vancouver Sun column, Tunnacliffe references the BCRPA’s broad network of stakeholders who help them improve health and wellbeing, increase access to nature, and promote participation in community sport.

“Our partners share our dedication to creating healthy, local communities and improving the overall sustainability of the region by helping create green spaces in urban areas for all to enjoy,” says Tunnacliffe. “For example, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has generously provided 240,000 square metres of dedicated port land across 12 different Metro Vancouver municipalities for use as recreational green spaces. Together, we are ensuring British Columbians have access to the park lands they need for healthy, balanced living on Canada’s west coast.” Read more.

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