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5.07 Recreation, parks, sport, arts, and culture build pride in a community, province or country

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  2. Immigrant participatory arts: An insight into community-building in Silicon Valley
    2004 - USA

    Participatory community arts are one of the strongest channels that immigrants have for self-assertion as authoritative adults, teachers of their children, and allies to their new friends and...

  3. People’s Perceptions of Parks and Recreation
    2004 - USA

    When people perceive that the parks and playgrounds in their communities contribute to their health and well being, and when they are perceived as making a positive contribution to their quality of...

  4. Reggae to Rachmaninoff: How and why people participate in arts and culture
    2002 - USA

    Five factors merit the attention of arts and cultural leaders because they suggest new participation building strategies:

    1. Social and family connections lead to engagement in arts and culture...

  5. Choreographing community sustainability: The importance of cultural planning to community viability
    2007 - Canada

    Culture is equal to the environment, economic, and social sectors in contributing to community sustainability, and all four dimensions of sustainability should be integrated in government planning...

  6. From Creative Economy to Creative Society
    2008 - USA

    Community arts researchers have found direct connections between culture and revitalization. In a study of ten Chicago neighborhoods, social networks were identified as a key mechanism by which...

  7. Strengthening Canada: The Socio-economic benefits of sport participation in Canada
    2005 - Canada

    Survey respondents rated seven major types of benefits of sport: physical fitness and health gains; fun, recreation and relaxation; sense of achievement; opportunities for family or household...

  8. Social Effects of Culture: Exploratory Statistical Evidence
    2008 - Canada

    Statistics show a relationship between some cultural activities and positive social engagement such volunteering, donating, doing favours for neighbours, sense of belonging to Canada and not...

  9. The Arctic Winter Games are Hot
    2003 - Canada

    Five distinct benefits of the games are listed: excitement and positive experiences, personal growth, healthy competitive opportunities for youth, community building, and promoting socialization...

  10. Culture and recreation : links to well-being
    2004 - Canada

    Recreation and play are particularly important for healthy childhood development − promoting the acquisition of motor skills, social skills and creativity, and the development of cognitive...

  11. The role of arts in placemaking
    2003 - USA

    The arts play a vital role in serving as a change agent within communities by organizing cultural resources to increase community awareness of a variety of issues. Functioning as communities of...

  12. Park usage, social milieu, and psychosocial benefits of park use reported by older urban park users
    2002 - USA

    All four ethnic groups reported that Lincoln Park provides a wide variety of psychosocial benefits to older Chicago dwellers. As a consequence, all indicated a desire to use the park more...

  13. Civic Sport Policy Report on the Social and Cultural Benefits of Sport in Calgary
    2005 - Canada

    Sport provides experiences that bring people together in new and interesting social configurations. Sport allows individuals to define their roles in nonlinear patterns. Children learn the values...

Leadership Provided By:

  • Leisure Information Network (LIN)
  • Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

On Behalf Of:

  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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