Recreation & Sports 2014

  1. Introduction to Recreation and Sports

    Participation in formal and informal sports and recreation activities promotes health and well-being for people of all ages. The presence of recreation and sports in Niagara enriches our quality of life and helps to boost our economy by attracting local, provincial, national and international visitors to participate and spectate. Taking...
  2. Facilities and Participation

    Opportunities abound to enjoy recreation and leisure in facilities, natural areas, parks, and on trails within the Niagara region. Recreation Facilities in Local Municipalities in the Niagara Region The annual Financial Information Return (FIR) is available for viewing/downloading form the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MAH) website. The...
  3. Economic Impact

    Organizations in Niagara are Investing in Recreation and Sports Initiatives Related to the investments in subsidizing children’s participation in recreation and sports in Niagara that are cited in the above Facilities and Participation Indicator, there are examples of specific fundraising being done to support such giving. In 2013, the Niagara...
  4. Coordinated Planning

    The Niagara Sport Commission (NSC) has been involved in over 40 sporting events over the last 4 years, with an economic impact of over $75 million in Niagara. NSC is a regional development agency that uses sport as a catalyst for economic (sport tourism) and community (active healthy lifestyle programs)...