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Chapter R‑8

HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, enacts as follows:


1   In this Act, “Minister” means the Minister determined under section 16 of the Government Organization Act as the Minister responsible for this Act.

RSA 1980 cR‑8 s1;1994 cM-26.1 s642(62);1995 c24 s99(37)

Functions of Minister

2   The Minister shall promote and encourage the orderly development of recreational activities and facilities for the betterment of the people of Alberta, and for that purpose the Minister may

                                 (a)    enter into agreements with regard to any matter relating to recreation in Alberta as may be authorized by the Lieutenant Governor in Council;

                                 (b)    inquire into and collect information on any matter affecting the development of recreation, and disseminate the information as the Minister considers to be in the public interest;

                                 (c)    inquire into, initiate, promote, supervise, assist or develop any proposal, plan, scheme, project, activity or undertaking for furthering the orderly development of the recreational activities and facilities in Alberta;

                                 (d)    promote or attend any conferences or meetings in carrying out the Minister’s duties;

                                 (e)    generally, without detracting from the foregoing powers, devise, sponsor, adopt, promote, publicize and initiate policies, programs and measures for the orderly development of the recreational activities and facilities, and otherwise do any acts necessary or incidental to any of the matters set out in this section.

RSA 1980 cR‑8 s2

Powers of the Minister

3   In order to promote, encourage and co‑ordinate orderly recreation development in Alberta, the Minister may

                                 (a)    carry out surveys, call public meetings, promote publicity campaigns, institute inquiries, disseminate information and initiate policies and measures;

                                 (b)    conduct workshops, seminars, schools, conventions and exhibitions;

                                 (c)    engage lecturers, leaders and part‑time staff and other resource staff and remunerate them and defray their travelling and other expenses;

                                 (d)    rent, lease, hire or purchase buildings, grounds, equipment, facilities and supplies;

                                 (e)    provide accommodations and meals for instructors, lecturers, leaders, part‑time staff, students and those attending meetings;

                                  (f)    establish and collect registration and other fees from students attending workshops, seminars and schools;

                                 (g)    carry out any other functions that may be necessary or advisable to carry out the intent and purpose of this Act.

RSA 1980 cR‑8 s3

Appointment of boards or committees

4(1)  The Minister may appoint boards or committees to carry out duties prescribed by the Minister.

(2)  The members of a board or committee shall receive no remuneration for their services, but the Lieutenant Governor in Council may by regulation authorize the payment of subsistence allowances, travelling expenses and other expenses as the Lieutenant Governor in Council considers proper and expedient in connection with the attendance of board members or committee members at board meetings or committee meetings or their duties while otherwise engaged in the work of the board.

(3)  The Minister may fix the term of office of the persons appointed to boards or committees and may designate chairs.

RSA 1980 cR‑8 s4