Kelsey Gammel lives in Whitehorse, Yukon, and is one of the spring graduates from Recreation North with her Certificate in Northern Recreation Management. You can read Kelsey’s involvement with recreation in the north and her thoughts on the program below.
“I live and work in Whitehorse Yukon. I have worked in the field of recreation for 6 years now and got my start in community recreation as a Recreation Programmer for the Village of Teslin.
I now work as the Active Living Coordinator for the Recreation and Parks Association of Yukon. I first got involved with Recreation North and their certificates through the Northern Recreation Leadership Certificate and I was actually the second person to ever receive the certificate.
As someone who had never gone to school for recreation, I found the certificate very helpful. So, when the chance to do the Northern Recreation Management Certificate came up, I jumped on it.
The Recreation North Certificate Programs are truly wonderful because they really meet people where they are at and help everyone expand on their skills and knowledge.
I appreciate that all learning events are northern-focused and practical. You can really use the information and resources given in your day-to-day work.
For me, the information in the learning event all about promoting recreation was helpful. In my position, I am in charge of RPAY’s social media and found the information in that learning event amazingly helpful.”
Congratulations on your hard work, Kelsey!