Sarah Routliffe has 10+ years experience working in recreational and community development. Sarah earned a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Communication Studies & a minor in Theatre Studies. As an undergraduate student, she worked both as a special needs worker with the City of Ottawa and with the Jack Purcell Recreation Association (JPRA) as a children’s program counsellor. She worked her way up from a counsellor in the After School Program with JPRA to become the Children's and Youth Programs Coordinator, growing the program significantly during her time as the coordinator. In 2017, based on Sarah's success with children's and youth programs, she was promoted to the newly created position of General Manager for the Association. As the GM, she is now responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of JPRA, for program delivery and development and for all personnel--both staff and contractors. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys playing tennis, running, dining out with family and friends, and spending time with Henry--her cat.
Leah is JPRA's Children and Youth Programs Coordinator. She completed her bachelor’s degree at Carleton University majoring in psychology and sociology.
Leah started working with kids' programs at age 16 and has been passionate about it ever since. She has worked at pools, sports drop-in centres, after school programs, LIT programs, and much more. At JPRA, Leah is excited about working with the community to cultivate new and exciting programs.
She hopes to introduce meaningful programs that address issues kids today are facing, such as bullying, consent, and mental health.
Aldo Bravo is our resident part time Fitness Coordinator and he has held that position with JPRA since 2012. Aldo started with us in the JPRA fitness program as the Monday evening step/cardio instructor, which was the only type of class he taught early in his fitness instruction. Over the years, Aldo has expanded his program range to include cardio circuit, Tabata, interval training, and weight, strength training. He encourages his participants to challenge themselves and to move their intensity level up in each class!