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5.08 Recreation, sport, arts, culture, and parks all build a sense of belonging within a community

  1. Found: 49-55 of 55 entries
  2. Mingling, observing, and lingering: Everyday public spaces and their implications for well-being and
    2007 - England

    A wide range of everyday public open spaces were perceived as having a positive influence on both individual well-being and community life. Some people derived restorative benefits from the...

  3. Impact of youth theatres on communities
    2005 - Canada

    "Participation in youth theatre has a positive and wide-ranging impact on the communities where the theatres are located. “

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

    Culture and recreation contribute immeasurably to the health of individuals and of communities by keeping them alive and well.
    1.  Recreation and play are particularly important for healthy...

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

    Festivals and celebrations are pivotal to community engagement, identity, and cohesiveness. Museums, heritage districts, galleries, performing arts centres, visual arts spaces, libraries, and...

  6. Measure for measure: Evaluating the evidence of culture’s contribution to regeneration
    2004 - England

    ” The arts have generated interest in regeneration through their symbolic potential, such as heritage and identity, assisting in change processes and cultural expression, and in reaching the parts...

  7. Under Construction: The State of Cultural Infrastructure in Canada
    2008 - Canada

    A 2007 Federation of Canadian Municipalities report on the state of Canada’s municipal infrastructure estimated Canada’s municipal infrastructure deficit to be $123 billion dollars, which included...

  8. Legacies of North American Olympic Winter Games: Executive Summary
    2007 - Canada

    The information gathered for this report suggests that a North American city with a history of winter sports will benefit in numerous ways from hosting a Winter Olympic Games, including:
    • the...

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  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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