he AABRD Scholarships recognize academic achievements, contributions to, and endeavours in advancing the field of recreation for people with disabilities.
The scholarships (graduate: $3,000 and undergraduate: $1,000) assist Albertans as they advance their education in the areas of recreation for people with disabilities (e.g., recreation administration, adapted physical education, rehabilitation medicine or other related programs).
In 1972, the Alberta Advisory Board on Recreation for the Disabled (AABRD) was formed to act as a catalyst in the promotion of recreation services for people with disabilities. Twelve years later, the AABRD felt that it had fulfilled its primary objective and entrusted the selection and distribution of its awards and scholarships to the Alberta Recreation and Parks Association.
The Alberta Recreation and Parks Association is a not-for-profit organization committed to building healthier and happier communities and citizens by developing and promoting recreation and parks.
We are a member of the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association, a national organization dedicated to realizing the full potential of parks and recreation as a major contributor to community health and vibrancy.