The Recreation Podcast

The Recreation Podcast is a platform for people in the public recreation sector to share their stories. Whether highlighting a success story or exposing a challenge, we have so much to learn from each other's experiences. 

Canada is a large country and it's not realistic for us to meet in person on a regular basis. Fortunately, podcasting allows us to share phone conversations for everyone to hear. Guests include professionals from municipalities, provincial governments, universities, and non-profit organizations as well as students, architects, consultants, and more.  

Let's connect, learn, and progress together.


Ryan Schwartz

Ryan recently graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Arts in Recreation, Sport, and Tourism (BARST). He is currently an Associate with RC Strategies+PERC, a consulting firm that specializes in recreation planning.

Ryan is also a volunteer member of the Implementation and Monitoring Working Group for the Framework for Recreation in Canada: Pathways to Wellbeing. Currently living in North Vancouver, BC, Ryan participates in an unusual mix of recreation activities. He played quarterback for the University of Alberta's football team yet his favourite pastime is skateboarding.

The Recreation Podcast is hosted and operated by Ryan Schwartz.