janetready

Education

  • M.A. (Leisure Studies) University of Victoria 2003
  • B.A. Simon Fraser University 1997
  • Diploma – Marketing Management. British Columbia Institute of Technology 1991

Community Involvement

  • Boys and Girls Club of Greater Vancouver – Program Committee Member
  • Promotion Plus – past board member
  • Snowshoe Guide at Mt. Seymour
  • Hiking Guide – Metro Vancouver Regional Parks
  • Canadian Ski Instructors Association – Level I
  • Canadian Association of Disabled Skiing – Level I
  • Vancouver Adaptive Snowsports (VASS) volunteer
  • National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Level 1
  • Basketball Technical coaching certificate Level 1 and 2
  • Captain of Snow to Surf women’s adventure racing team
  • Navy Diver – Petty Officer, 2nd Class, Canadian Forces Naval Reserve
  • High Five Facilitator
  • British Columbia Parks and Recreation Association member
  • Association of Experiential Education member

Biography

Janet Ready has a strong background in recreation leadership and programming and a passion for creating opportunities for people to experience High Quality Recreation.  Janet has worked as a program coordinator in the Municipal Parks, Recreation and Culture system within the lower mainland as well as leading recreation programs within the public and private recreation sector.

Her interest in Leadership within Recreation has inspired her to explore how to use play and experiential education to create opportunities for people to create awareness of, and develop their potential as leaders.

“The thing I really love about working in recreation is that we have this incredible opportunity to create programs that can challenge people, give them a different perspective, create insight into their own potential, build community, and increase their capacity for, and awareness of joy.”

Janet's Favourite Quote on Teaching
“Do not try to satisfy your vanity by teaching a great many things.  Awaken people’s curiosity.  It is enough to open minds; do not overload them.  Put there just a spark.  If there is some good flammable stuff, it will catch fire.” – Anatole France

Publications
“Exploring Women-Only programs in Outdoor Recreation”. Masters Thesis, University of Victoria 2003.

Office: B029f
Phone: 604.323.5128
jready@langara.ca