"On the Right Path" and Active Rx: A Yukon Twist on Getting People Active

"On the Right Path" is a walking program pilot project that encourage people to track their walking distance through the 525 km Overland...

A Look at Tomorrow's Recreation Facilities

This article looks at trends that will influence the design and management of recreation facilities in the future. //

A yardstick to measure parks and recreation's economic impact

In 1999 the City of Humboldt Leisure Services Department made a proposal to the S.P.R.A. to fund a research project that would measure the...

Back to the Future

Looks at predictions about trends expected to affect the recreation sector, based on three benchmark examinations of trends and future...

Business Funds Pleasure: A Supportive Model for Parks and Recreation

The approach of increasing user fees to find essential programs for parks and recreation services is creating barriers to participation to...

Canine conundrum: Balancing dogs, people and the environment

This article will share a strategy that could be repeated wherever multiple dog issues are apparent amongst a wide variety of people. As...

Climate Change: What Does it Mean to Recreation?

Originally published in Parks and Recreation Canada magazine, this article takes a look at predicted trends and their effects on recreation...

Concessions: In-House or Contracted Out?

The article brings up the issues of in-house and contracting out concessions

Dear Mr. Mayor: Understand the Dollars and Sense

An article that looks at the importance of recreation and their facilities of a community.

Dollars and Sense: A Fees and Charges Primer

There is no right way to determine what fees or charges are appropriate for your services. It's a highly values laden issue. This article...

Fort St. John's economic impact study

The study will look at several events that take place in the "Energetic City" during the summer so that a true economic value can be...

From Triathlons to Tea Parties - Who are Older Adults and What Do They Want?

Different generations of older adults have varying philosophies on pricing, varying income levels and preferences regarding activities....

Grey Power: The Future is Now

This article looks at the demographics of the aging population, and the effect this will have on the demand for recreation facilities and...

Help... We Need a New Stadium!

The transition of the Memorial Stadium into the Mile One Stadium. This article is an interview between John Lohuis, Associate Editor of...

Hosting Winning Events: CARHA Style

Successful events are not only measured from a financial point of view, but also the lasting impression left on the participants and...

Leisure and Spirituality: The Re-Emergence of a Historical Relationship

This article discusses the meaning of spirituality and its place in leisure activities. //

Loisir et économie sociale: le cas des centres communautaires de loisir

Au Québec, le loisir communautaire remonte au début du XIXe siècle où naît, chez les anglophones de Montréal, le premier YMCA d'Amérique du...

Points de vue des étudiants

D'où viennent les nouvelles idées en loisirs? Qu'est-ce que l'avenir réserve à notre profession? Nous avons demandé à des étudiants en...

Putting the Fun Into Child's Play

The article looks at how a child's playtime is structured to ensure their safety in a society and if we have taken it too far. It addresses...

Recreation and Social Economy: Community Recreation Centres

This article looks at community recreation centres in Quebec and how they are true businesses and social development initiatives, the new...

Recreation Trails: Where are we?

The article is about recreation trails in Ontario and the importance of them socially, educationally, and economically.

Safety & Fun: The M.A.R.S. and CYPI Projects

The Canadian Parks and Recreation Association has developed tools and resources to assist recreation practitioners and volunteers increase...

Sentier Transcanadien

En 1988, l'histoire d'amour entre Terre-Neuve et sa voie ferrée a tiré à sa fin. Le chemin de fer affectueusement appelé le « Newfie Bullet...

Sport Tourism: A Municipal Business Investment Decision. The 2001 Canada Summer Games: The London Alliance Experience

Sport tourism has evolved as an economic community strategy for Canadian municipalities. The article goes through London Alliance's first...

Student Views

Recreation and leisure students from campuses across Canada were asked to give their views on emerging trends and new visions in the...

The Arctic Winter Games are Hot

This article describes a study done to define the personal, social and community benefits of the games.

The Future of Leadership

This article analyzes the public sector and how it should influence a leadership role by focusing on the advancement of the public good...

Trails Driving Force - People

The article is about the establishment of the Newfoundland T'Railway and how it became a multi-use trail.

Trends in Programming

Using a comparison of current programming with that of three or four decades ago, this article discusses what is core to today's recreation...

Unleashing Doggie Recreation Across North America

There are many municipalities in North America dealing with the issue of dogs. The article looks at how others have dealt with the dilemma.
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