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Recreation Association of the Public Service of Canada (RA) – (Ottawa, ON) – The RA is pleased to announce that leading sport and recreation technology company Legend Recreation Software, Inc. will join the House of Sport in December 2017.

The House of Sport being developed at the RA Centre provides National and Multi-Sport organizations the opportunity to house their administrative offices in a feature rich environment designed for collaboration, innovation and efficiency – a first of its kind in Canada. The House of Sport will also offer space to complementary organizations that will support and enhance the sport organizations. “We are excited to have an expanding and progressive company Legend Recreation Software join the House of Sport,” explains Tosha Rhodenizer, RA Chief Executive Officer. “Their distinguished international pedigree, entrepreneurial nature and imaginative approach to their products and services, will inspire National and Multi-Sport organizations within the House of Sport to bring innovative concepts to market.”

The House of Sport reimagines the physical environment with a view to boosting connectivity and synergy. By belonging to a connected workplace, members of the House of Sport will share ideas, engage and grow professionally to increase knowledge individually and within their organizations. The addition of an advanced technology company to the House of Sport reinforces the desire to develop new collaborative platforms to engage staff and the community.

“Legend is rapidly increasing its footprint in Canada – working to meet the needs of facilities and municipalities,” says James O’Brien, Managing Director, Legend Recreation Software. “By joining the House of Sport we hope to increase opportunities to engage with other broader base members of the Canadian National Sport world. Connecting and working alongside these organizations will ensure that Legend can gain significant insights into the Canadian national sport environment and can use this insight to add value to our burgeoning product offers.”
Not only is Legend Recreation Software joining the House of Sport, Legend’s innovative cloud-based single solution software system has been selected as the RA’s new registration and recreation management software. RA members and clients will benefit from faster registration access, online booking functionality and a consistent user experience across multiple devices. The Legend solution includes a full suite of online registration, facility rental and customer account management services; integrated website content administration; a comprehensive point of sale system and a ground breaking back office application. Legend’s flagship business intelligence reporting will allow the RA to understand member needs and deliver our programs and services more effectively.

Upon reviewing its existing system, the RA recognized that significant improvements were required and that it needed to modernize and centralize the system to provide a better experience for its customers and members. After a detailed evaluation, it became clear that the breadth and depth of Legend’s innovative solutions was exactly what the organization was looking to implement. The RA is expecting to launch with the Legend solution late in 2017.
Continue to follow our social media feeds and for additional sport organizations joining the House of Sport and new activities related to the project.
News release (in PDF
Contact Information

Recreation Association of the Public Service of Canada (RA):
Bryan R. Merrett
Director, Partnership and Engagement
Telephone: 613-897-6162
Legend Recreation Software, Inc.

James O’Brien 
Managing Director 
Telephone: 613-400-6477

About the RA
A member supported not-for-profit organization; the Recreation Association of the Public Service of Canada (best known as the RA or RA Centre) operates a multi-sport, recreation and leisure facility conveniently located in the heart of Ottawa. With a deep and quality laden line-up of fitness programs, sports leagues designed for adults, summer camps for children and youth and clubs for all ages, the RA is an environment that values fun, respect and excellence. RA members celebrate in a social atmosphere with a new story created each day. Supporting these stories is the ability for members and the public to access services from the RA’s Events and Conference team offering quality food and beverages. With a proud legacy of community engagement that embodies a clear passion for excellence in sport, the RA has much to offer the sport community. For additional design information on the House of Sport please visit our project page at
About Legend Recreation Software, Inc.   
Legend Recreation Software, Inc. is the Canadian subsidiary of Legend Club Management Systems, the UK based leading supplier of recreation management software.
We are specialists working exclusively in the recreation software space. With over 100-employees worldwide, our growth is built on a proven formula installing over 1,000 centers to date. Legend’s five biggest customers perform over 1m online registrations per month, plus 1m self-service kiosk transactions, and serve over 6m registered customers between them.
Security and performance are of paramount importance to Legend. Canadian customers’ data is at all times held in Canada, hosted in our two Tier III Certified Data Centers, in Ottawa and Toronto. Our High Availability systems are of the highest enterprise standards – Legend guarantees a 99.95% uptime SLA as standard, including a free backup and disaster recovery service. Legend is ISO 27001 compliant and PCI DSS compliant.
Legend’s software excels in its breadth and architecture, employing a single database platform (all modules talk to one another).  New features are continuously added through our aggressive R&D policy (released monthly – all customers enjoy a no-touch, free-of-charge upgrade service in their licence, delivered seamlessly on our cloud platform).
Key solution features include: Aquatics, Bulk Administration, Camps, Courses, Dashboards, Digital Marketing, e-POS, Energy Management, Facility Rentals, Invoicing, Kiosk Solutions, Membership, Programs, Monitoring and Targeting, Prospecting, Online Registration, Report Writer, Retention Marketing, Smartphone Apps, Social Media integration, Ticketing, Websites CMS and more.
Legend prides itself in taking a partnership approach to our customers. We are ISO 9001 certified and provide a systematic, quality assured service that includes our zero downtime guarantee when migrating systems to Legend. We help customers rework their processes to implement best practice without legacy software constraints. With transparent and fair pricing and a fixed cost solution (no transaction fees), we ensure customers see a strong ROI case that can be evidenced within days of installation.