Why Join SWARG?

SWARG was formed in 1975 to provide an organization through which individuals involved in recreation and leisure support services could meet. The focus of the Guild is to provide opportunities for the professional and personal growth and networking of recreation & health providers in South West Ontario.

What Has Been Accomplished:

Awarded over 15 bursaries, providing financial assistance to students from Southwestern Ontario in their education in the recreation field.

Provided professional development opportunities through workshops, including topics on Innovative Youth Programming, Volunteer Screening, and Risk Management

Leading the Southwestern Ontario in motion health promotion strategy

Involvement in initiatives such Rails to Trails, Active 2010, Sexual Harassment in Sport Forum, and World Record Walk 2007

Benefits of Membership:

Network with professionals in the recreation, leisure and health field.

First hand knowledge of area workshops and training sessions

Access to info from numerous organizations through the PAL Network

Social events – Curling Bonspiel, Golf Tournament -“A great way to network!”

Input into regional education development

Professional Development Luncheons

Opportunity to sit on committees and assist with events and meetings

SWARG Website with links to excellent resources & networks

Membership Plans

Standard SWARG Membership – $60.00

Student SWARG Membership – $35.00

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