VRPA Programs

Vermont Performance Showcase

The annual Vermont Performance Showcase is a great opportunity to see, hear and book your entertainment needs for the upcoming seasons! Performing artists, mostly from New England and New York, come to the showcase to show what they have to offer. Every performer has an exhibit table and is available throughout the day to talk with you about your performance needs, and twenty-four artists actually present 9-minute mini-performances so that you can see them in action. This is a great way to see 24+ new performers all in one day and all under one roof.

The Showcase is a great place to coordinate some block booking. It has become a tradition for several departments to work together to get a performer to Vermont for the week. Monday afternoon in one community, Monday night in a nearby community, Tuesday somewhere else, and so one. The artists love this and you typically get better prices. One group even coordinates a summer performing arts series for their day camps, where each community hosts one show during the summer and they travel around to each other's camp locations once a week. The possibilities are endless!

Here is what you can expect at the showcase

--  Sample 24+ of New England's finest performers
--  Musicians, puppeteers, clowns, mimes, storytellers and more
--  Book with others and save $$$. Block booking made easy
--  A program book listing showcase artists, exhibitors & phone numbers
--  Network with colleagues and hear about their experiences.this alone is worth the admission price.

      The VRPA Performance Showcase is held each year on the Thursday before Thanksgiving. 

      The 2017 Vermont Performance Showcase will be held on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, VT. 
      REGISTER ONLINE NOW - Pay with a credit card or print off your invoice & mail a check.

      The Showcase Program Booklet is a valuable resource when it comes time to book performers, it includes the contact information for all the performers.
      Click below for copies of the Program Booklets from previous years:
        2013 Booklet     -     2014 Booklet      -     2015 Booklet      -     2016 Booklet     -     2017 Booklet  


      Discount Ticket Program 

      The Vermont Recreation and Parks Association (VRPA) is pleased to announce its partnership with 34 Vermont communities to offer Deeply Discounted Amusement Park/Adventure Center Tickets this summer.

      How would you like to save 25% or more off the regular ticket prices and visit these highly visited amusement centers any day of the week? These tickets are good any day of the week for the duration of the park season. By purchasing your tickets through the Vermont Recreation & Parks Association, you can save money and help out the state organization, which in turn benefits local parks and recreation departments throughout the state. 

      OUR 2017 SUMMER DISCOUNT TICKETS
      Bromley Adventure Center in Manchester, VT  -  $33 each  (At the park - $47 for 48"+ and $25 under 48")
      -  Great Escape/Splashwater Kingdom in Lake George, NY -  $40 each  (At the park - $58.99 for 48"+ and $46.99 under 48")
      -  Six Flags New England in Agawam, MA  -  $39 each   (At the park - $63.99 for 54"+ and $53.99 under 54")

                   ONLINE TICKET SALES
      Our 2017 VRPA Summer Discount Tickets are also available online. Tickets purchased online and through your local recreation departments are good until the last day the parks are open. CLICK on the Park Name links below to find out when the parks will be closing this year.  
      -   Bromley Adventure Park online tickets – CLICK HERE and use “3” for the group name and “20vrpa17sum” for the password. These tickets must be purchased at least one day before you plan to visit the park; you need to choose a day to buy them but the tickets are good any day all season. Click here for more details.
      -   Great Escape online tickets – CLICK HERE & use “VRPA” for the user name and “SixFlags13” for the password. There is an $8.99 service fee per order.
      -   Six Flags New England online tickets – CLICK HERE and look for the “promo code” box in the upper right corner, use “VTREC2017” for the promo code. There is an $8.99 service fee per order.

      CLICK HERE for a list of our current community ticket partners. We recommend that you call ahead to find out exactly where and when you can purchase tickets in each community; in most cases they will be sold at the Parks & Recreation Department, in some cases they are sold in the Town Clerk's office. Still have questions? Contact Betsy Terry at the Vermont Recreation and Parks Association at betsy@vrpa.org  or 802-878-2077. 

      ​VRPA - St. Johnsbury Academy State Track Meet

      For the past several years, St. Johnsbury Academy has been hosting the annual VRPA - St. Johnsbury Academy State Track Meet for boys and girls ages 7-15 (aging as of December 31 of the year). This State Meet provides the opportunity for a state level competition in both track and field events. 

      Our 2017 State Track Meet will be held on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at St. Johnsbury Academy.  Track Meet Commitment Forms and Registration Packets will be available early in the New Year. For the 2017 Meet, the athlete's age 
      group will be determined by his/her age as of August 31, 2017.  Athletes aged 7-14 on ​August 31, 2017 are eligible to participate in the meet this year, unless they were a high school freshman in the 2016-17 school year.
       
      CLICK HERE for the 2017 VRPA - St. Johnsbury Academy State Track Meet Packet
      CLICK HERE for the 2017 Track Meet Commitment Form and submit the form by May 26th if you plan to enter a team. 

       

      Vermont Senior Games

      The Vermont Senior Games Association is a member in good standing of the National Senior Games Association that hosts year-round sports and fitness competitions and noncompetitive physical fitness oriented programs, activities, and education for the aged 50+ community incorporating the concepts of fun, fellowship and fitness.

      Vermont is an “open” state, which means that all Vermont Senior Games events are open to all persons 50 years old and over and not just Vermont residents. Events are held throughout the year in different locations around the state. VRPA members partner with the Vermont Senior Games organizers to host some of these events. Gold, silver and bronze state championship medals are awarded to the first, second and third place finishers in five year age groups (i.e. 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, etc.) The gold medal winners become the Vermont Senior Games State Champions. Award winners qualify for the biennial National Senior Games. The next National Senior Games Competition will be held in Birmingham, Alabama from June 5-15, 2017.

      For the calendar of upcoming events, go to the Vermont Senior Games website.

      For information about a specific event, contact: 
      State Games Coordinators, Barbara Jordan at 802-658-4486 or barbarajordan@moomail.com or
      President, Marti Powers, at 802-999-5499 or vermontmarti@gmail.com. 




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