Innovative Leisure Practices: Cases as conduits between theory and practice


World Leisure Centre of Excellence

The World Leisure Center of Excellence at Vancouver Island University is pleased to release a volume of case studies called Innovative Leisure Practices: Cases as conduits between theory and practice. The volume contains 11 cases from around the world including:

  1. Ecotourism, conservation, and sustainability: A case study of the Camrose purple martin festival (Glen T. Hvenegaard and Alanna N. Kaiser)
  2. Leisure education, poverty and recreation participation: A case study of a community-based leisure education delivery system (Chelsey Hiebert and Jacquelyn Oncescu)
  3. Experiential and community-engaged learning: Improving the health of Cape Breton Island, one fourth grader at a time (Bettina Callary and Patrick Maher)
  4. Private land, public interest: Securing private land access to encourage amenity based migration for community development (Jeff Wahl and Pete Parker)
  5. Successful winter tourism destinations: An examination of the Forks National Historic Site, Winnipeg, Manitoba (Amanda J. Johnson and Christine Van Winkle)
  6. Becoming Vincent: Using storytelling to link Vincent Van Gogh’s heritage sites physically and digitally (Licia Calvi and Moniek Hover)
  7. Lessons from the river: Utilizing whitewater critical incident and accident case studies to inform decision-making frameworks in outdoor leadership (Rob Dussler)
  8. Supporting informed destination development using visitor intelligence (Nicole Vaugeois and Pete Parker)
  9. Walk to Tuk: An innovative physical activity program for Northwest Territories residents (Lauren A. Brooks-Cleatora, Audrey R. Giles and Sheena Tremblay)
  10. Robotics programming kids for leisure (Nicole Peel)
  11. Training tomorrow’s aquatic leaders: A collaborative model in the Regional District of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island (Anne Porteous)

The volume is targeted for faculty, students and practitioners as a way of highlighting innovative initiatives and projects that resulted in positive impacts for the audiences involved. The call for case studies for the 2016 volume will soon be released so consider sharing one of your own in the next volume. Contact Nicole Vaugeois at [email protected] for more information.

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