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

  1. Found: 1-12 of 54 entries
  2. [Sep 28 2014] Blue Sky Green Space
    2011 - England

    The benefits of green space provide a very cost effective means of promoting health and well-being, as well as a mechanism for increasing community and citizen involvement in volunteering.

  3. [Sep 19 2012] A question of value: What do trees and forests mean to people in Vermont?
    2006 - USA

    Forests are important to quality of life which, in some cases, can outweigh monetary considerations.

  4. [Sep 04 2012] Interest in Arts Predicts Social Responsibility
    2012 - USA

    People with an active interest in the arts contribute more to society than those with little or no such interest.

  5. [Dec 07 2011] Estimating the Value of Medal Success at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games
    2011 - Canada

    Research pegs the intangible benefits generated by the Canadian government's Own the Podium program at between three and five times its cost: between $215 million and $3.4 billion.

  6. [Nov 09 2011] Knight Soul of the Community 2010
    2010 - USA

    This study provides empirical evidence that the drivers that create emotional bonds between people and their community are consistent in virtually every city and can be reduced to just a few...

  7. [May 02 2011] Our City, Ourselves: A Cultural Landscape Assessment of Kelowna, British Columbia
    2011 - Canada

    Culture is no longer simply a mirror that reflects who we are, but also a tool that can help us achieve the goals of a community.  Whether considering the input, supply, outcome or the three types...

  8. [Apr 15 2011] Creating Community: Celebrations, Arts and Wellbeing Within and Across Local Communities
    2006 - Australia

    The arts and other forms of creativity can have diffuse and quite profound social outcomes in the contemporary world. They can generate a deeper sense of place that contextualizes a local sense of...

  9. [Apr 15 2011] Indigenous Cultural Festivals: Evaluating Impact on Community Health and Wellbeing
    2010 - Australia

    Whatever scale they operate at, festivals support communities in their efforts to maintain and renew themselves through the celebration of culture. Indigenous festivals are a leading space of...

  10. [Dec 22 2010] Leisure as community catalyst:  Re-visiting a community twenty years after the development of a muni
    2008 - Canada

    The results of this study demonstrate how one community has been successful in converting leisure into social, cultural, economic, and environmental benefits over a twenty year period.

  11. [Dec 22 2010] Community Gardens in Upstate New York: Implications for Health Promotion and Community Development
    2000 - USA

    Community gardens provide participants with access to fresh foods and nature, and health benefits. They also help improve individual psychological well being and social relations. 

  12. [Dec 22 2010] Leisure and Traditional Culture in First Nations Communities
    1998 - USA

    Leisure provides an avenue for First Nations peoples to learn and play out their traditional lifestyle, thus reestablishing and preserving the traditions of the past. Some of the ‘old ways’ will...

  13. [Dec 22 2010] Artful business: Using the arts for community economic development
    2004 - USA

    'Four typologies of arts-based community development approaches have been identified: business incubator programs, cooperatives, tourist venues, and comprehensive approaches.  Regardless of the...

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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