The BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) has presented Delta resident Rhonda Jackson with one of its prestigious annual Fitness Leadership Awards. Jackson is the recipient of the Program Manager/Director of the Year Award for her dedication as a fitness leader and exemplary work creating and supporting innovative programming.
“Rhonda is an exemplary leader, devoted in the field as a trainer and personal mentor to her staff, instructors and colleagues,” remarks BCRPA CEO Rebecca Tunnacliffe. “Rhonda reflects the highest standard of a fitness leader, going above and beyond to engage and inspire her community to be active and create healthier lives.”
She is widely known as a deeply engaged and respected supervisor, empowering her staff to create engaging programming that promotes health and fitness in her community. She has been an integral member of the City of Burnaby’s Fitness Specialty Services team for the past 25 years. Jackson brings her skills to two of the largest facilities in Burnaby: Bonsor Recreation Centre and Edmonds Community Centre.
Jackson is a known leader in the promotion of healthy workplaces. She has served on the City of Burnaby Health and Wellness Committee and Healthy City Committee as well as multiple panels and Committees with BCRPA, helping to bring positive change to current programs. She also works closely with her own staff to offer 30 fitness classes per week to community members.
Jackson has been instrumental in developing exciting community events and training opportunities for Fitness Leaders that regularly sell-out, including Move for Health Day and annual “Fitness Blitzes.” She has developed and taught classes at City Hall in Burnaby, given regular talks regarding physical activity to Mom’s and Babies groups and at Sun Run clinics and has volunteered at a local women’s correctional institute assisting female inmates develop positive self-image.