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Eighth Annual World Autism Awareness Day is on April 2, 2016

April 2, 2016 is the United Nations-sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day.

Every year, autism organizations around the world celebrate the day with fundraising and awareness-raising events. Information and resources to help you celebrate can be found at the Autism Speaks Canada site:

http://www.autismspeaks.ca

Other useful reference sites are:

https://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism/world-autism-awareness-day

https://www.theabilityhub.org/news/world-autism-awareness-day-Ottawa

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Make The Most Of The 48th OALA Conference!

The 48th OALA (Ontario Association of Landscape Architects) AGM & Conference is this week at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls. On Friday, April 1st, 2016 there is a full agenda, so to make the most of your time there, download the Conference mobile app at http://www.eventmobi.com/oala2016.

While you are at the conference, stop by the PlayPower Canada booth for info on available CEC’s. The staff will also have information on the latest in park & play solutions, including information on Biba! mobile play-enhancing games, the Generation Swing and the Gravity Rail.

If you are not able to attend the show contact your local PlayPower rep for an update at 1-800-265-9953.
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Biba is a mobile game system that blends the digital play that kids love with the active outdoor play and joyful imaginative fun that parents remember
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The exciting new Generation Swing allows toddlers to swing face-to-face with parents, grandparents, older children,…everyone can join in the fun!
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The Gravity Rail from Miracle Recreation combines the excitement and speed of ziplines and rollercoasters by allowing children to glide through the air riding over dips and curves without a harness.
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OPA 60th Education Forum Featured Key Information

The 60th OPA (Ontario Parks Association) Education Forum featured key information for communities looking to deliver the best park experiences and to make the most of their “living green infrastructure”.  Keynote speaker Richard Zurawski, author of The Science Files, explained how social media and digital devices have started to inhibit emerging generations’ ability to engage in face-to-face communications, and called on park professionals to help create a new equilibrium. Social media and digital devices are now a part of lives, so we need to “program face-to-face interaction into the park” so new generations learn this critical skill. We can’t ignore this change in society, or hope digital devices go away. The way forward is to co-op these changes to use them is a positive way.

Audience members familiar with the Biba mobile game system immediately recognized it offered just such a way forward. Biba is a mobile game system that blends the digital play that kids love with the active outdoor play and joyful imaginative fun that parents remember from their own childhood. Biba gets kids back to the active, real world play that leads to healthier lifestyles through longer, repeated and more intense play sessions! Plus, Biba can help park professionals gain critical data on playground usage.

Canada’s leading play equipment company, PlayPower Canada, has just launched this exciting innovation. The Welcome Sign and Play Symbols are available for purchase through your local representative, and the games are available for FREE at the App Store or Google Play.

Download them today and start programming face-to-face interaction into your park!

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