A world-wide, non-governmental association dedicated to discovering and fostering those conditions best permitting leisure to serve as a force for
human growth, development and well-being.
Last December we invited you to share with us your best leisure moments of 2017 through a photo contest. Your pictures and texts were very inspiring and we loved to share a bit of your leisure experiences. Now we reveal the names of the two photo contest winners and thank everyone for their participation!
We warmly welcome six new members of the WLO Board of Directors, who will represent the organization for the period 2018-2021. They were elected by current members of the Board after an open nominations process launched last October.
On November 14, 2017, 39 undergraduate students from the NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands visited the City of Richmond and toured its leisure sites and services. The day commenced with a welcome and introduction from the Director of Parks and Recreation at Richmond’s newest community centre in the heart of the … Continue reading “Future leisure managers from WLCE NHTV Breda visit the City of Richmond, World Leisure Community of Excellence”
The Department of Tourism of the University of Otago (Dunedin, New Zealand) has been recognized as a new World Leisure Center of Excellence (WLCE). The University of Otago is within the top two percent of universities worldwide according to the QS World University Rankings, is a major employer in the region and makes a significant contribution to … Continue reading “WLO is happy to welcome the Department of Tourism of the University of Otago as a new WL Center of Excellence”
It is within WLO’s mission to closely follow the latest developments in the field of leisure or in relation to its dimensions, as well as to bring WLO’s voice to international forums on leisure, culture, sports, recreation and tourism. Last December, Cristina Ortega Nuere, WLO Chief Operating Officer (COO), participated in two of the most … Continue reading “WLO participates in high level international meetings in the field of leisure and culture”
Paul Chua, Secretary General of the World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Federation (WBPF), is a new WLO member. We asked him a few questions for you to know a bit more about him. In one sentence: What does leisure mean to you? For me, leisure means quality of life and sharing happiness with everyone in … Continue reading “Paul Chua (Singapore): “The WL Forum impressed me and I thought we are on the same page in promoting leisure and good health for everyone””
Visiting Scholars are an integral component of two initiatives at Vancouver Island University (VIU): the MA Degree in Sustainable Leisure Management, and the World Leisure Centre of Excellence. Accordingly, the Visiting Scholar Program is designed to bring local and international leaders to VIU to engage with students, faculty, and the Vancouver Island region. The purpose … Continue reading “Vancouver Island Visiting Scholar Programme – Application deadline 31st. January 2018”
As for every activity we organize, we think about our WLO Members and giving them the voice and the opportunity to participate. For this time, we would really like to see you sharing with us your best leisure moments and experiences from 2017. See below the one of the most memorable “moments” from Cristina Ortega, … Continue reading “WLO Photo Contest – It is your time!!! Share with us your best leisure moment from 2017”
Thomas and Ruth Rivers International Scholarship – Open Call Are you in final year graduate or undergraduate in a college or university program, with a major in recreation, leisure studies, leisure services, leisure resources or tourism studies? Then Thomas and Ruth Rivers International Scholarship is for you!!! – Apply now! More info: http://bit.ly/2j36NfT “My experience … Continue reading “Thomas and Ruth Rivers International Scholarship is now open!”
The Leisure Sports Industry, a new rising industry of China strongly backed by governments at all levels as well as by many experts and scholars, will be one of the pillar industries of the Chinese national economy in the future. As one of the first groups of historical and cultural cities, Shaoxing is also an … Continue reading “WLO Board members participate in the 2017 Shaoxing China International Leisure Sports Industry Forum”
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World Leisure Organization is a non-profit organization in Special Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council since 1990.