Recreation and Sports 2011

  1. Introduction to Recreation and Sports in Niagara

      For many, recreation and sports activities provide friendships, purpose, and meaning. They also provide significant economic, social and health benefits to our region. Recreation and sports are essential contributors to the economy and they add to the prosperity of Niagara by attracting visitors through sport tourism and hosted regional,...
  2. Evidence of recreation and sports facilities

    Presence of community facilities and space for sports and recreation: Data was collected from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) about selected recreational facilities (indoor and outdoor pools, arenas and ice rinks per 100,000 population; and outdoor sports fields per 10,000 population).Niagarahas a modest ratio of facilities available for the...
  3. The link of recreation and sports to the economy

    Sports and recreation as positive contributors to the Niagara economy: A Niagara study of 230 sports clubs in Niagara by Cousens (2009) analyzed the impact of Niagara’s sports clubs on the economy. The Sport Tourism Assessment Model (STEAM) developed by the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance was used in the study. ...
  4. Time involved in recreation and sports and leisure activities

    There are many sources of data about time spent in various sports, recreation and leisure activities. Time Use Report (Statistics Canada) The proportion of Canadian children and adolescents who are participating at least weekly in an organized, extracurricular activity is quite stable and between 75% and 83%. The proportion of...
  5. Evidence of planning and coordination in recreation and sports

    There are many good beginning s evident in Niagara in the area of recreation and sports, in terms of collaborative efforts to work in partnership and coordinate. Examples of planning at the regional, municipal and organizational level will be given here only. There are many other smaller-scale and significant efforts....
  6. Involvement in recreation and sports and the community

    Rates of involvement in sport and recreation and other areas … Sports and recreation involve a great number of citizens of all ages who take leadership and develop skills of leadership through sport and recreation involvement. The 2008 General Social Survey (GSS) asked what specific organizations Canadians were involved with...