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Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation in British Columbia Chooses RecWare Software For Desktop and Web-Based Solutions

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - July 13, 2004 - The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation in British Columbia, serving more than 500,000 residents in the city of Vancouver, has chosen RecWare Safari recreation management software by The Active Network, Inc. to automate its park and recreation administration.

Based on a successful two-season pilot program implemented at two community centres and a facility reservation site, the Park Board is expanding the program to include the formal deployment of RecWare Safari at additional community centres. As a result of the pilot program, the Park Board determined that RecWare Safari meets its automation needs for Internet activity registration, Internet facility search and reservation, and financial reporting. With the potential of adding membership management processes, the Park Board can integrate all of its administrative functions into a single system, eliminating duplicate entry and errors while maximizing the ability to retrieve data.

"We conducted an extremely thorough review process, comparing multiple software vendors," explained Terry Walton, manager, recreation services, Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation. "Our main objectives in choosing a new system were to consolidate five applications into a single solution, gaining the ability to write to a single database but accurately track separate funds and taxes by facility."

Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation joins a growing list of RecWare Safari customers, including such large agencies as District of Columbia Parks and Recreation, Washington D.C.; City of Oakland, Calif.; the City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii; City of Austin, Texas; and City of Tulsa, Okla. RecWare Safari delivers a technologically-advanced recreation management solution with functionality integrated into a single software application. The software's integrated design not only allows staff one-click access for every recreation management function, but also features client/server functionality so multiple sites can access and share the same data. Using RecWare Safari, agencies of all size can automate activities from activity registration and facility reservation to membership management, reporting and league scheduling, while offering access to services via the Internet.

About The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation

The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, comprised of 23 community centres and eight ice rinks, maintains 200 parks and 40 major facilities throughout the city of Vancouver. The Park Board's mission is to provide, preserve and advocate for parks, open space and leisure services to enhance the well-being of individuals and communities. The Park Board, in existence since 1886, and its staff of up to 2,000 people, covers the gamut of crafts, trades and professions, and is responsible for providing services and programs to diverse communities across the city of Vancouver. The Park Board is involved in a multitude of activities and relationships with business partners, other city departments, residents and community groups. For more information, visit

About RecWare

Recreation management software solutions by RecWare, part of The Active Network, Inc., are used by hundreds of park and recreation departments in all regions of North America. RecWare software automates administration, reduces costs and improves service to communities, offering solutions for activity registration, facility reservation, membership management, touch screen point of sale, league scheduling, financial management, marketing reporting, Internet registration, Internet facility reservation, Internet Sports Display and Internet membership sales/renewal. Products include RecWare Safari desktop software, Safari Hosted Internet Registration, ProActive Internet Registration and RecNet hosted, Web-based software. For information about RecWare's product line, visit For information about The Active Network, visit

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