Category: WLO News-Network

Jan 1
1970

News from Quebec WL Chapter: the recreation training programme DAFA continues growing

In 2016-2017, the DAFA Program, managed by the Quebec Leisure Council (CQL, Conseil Québécois du Loisir), has welcomed 3.764 new leaders, 168 new instructors, 36 new organizations and organized 240 training courses. Following the 2016 World Leisure Innovation Prize, the DAFA Program received a motion of congratulations from the Québec National Assembly. In addition, the partners of the DAFA Program updated the content of the training and carried out 22 training updates throughout Quebec. It was present in 19 regional, national and international events and has organized the 32th edition of the Journalism Award in leisure. Its two Facebook pages welcome 4,437 subscribers.  Some 150 students were met to present the community of leisure. Finally, DAFA participated in two partnership research projects: one on the leisure community and integration, and another one on the relations between the national leisure organizations and the Quebec government.

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In 2016-2017, the DAFA Program, managed by the Quebec Leisure Council (CQL, Conseil Québécois du Loisir), has welcomed 3.764 new leaders, 168 new instructors, 36 new organizations and organized 240 training courses. Following the 2016 World Leisure Innovation Prize, the DAFA Program received a motion of congratulations from the Québec National Assembly. In addition, the partners of the DAFA Program updated the content of the training and carried out 22 training updates throughout Quebec. It was present in 19 regional, national and international events and has organized the 32th edition of the Journalism Award in leisure. Its two Facebook pages welcome 4,437 subscribers.  Some 150 students were met to present the community of leisure. Finally, DAFA participated in two partnership research projects: one on the leisure community and integration, and another one on the relations between the national leisure organizations and the Quebec government.

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Jan 1
1970

Jingde County (China) designated as a 2017 World Leisure Community of Excellence

An on-site visit was made between 6 and 8 July 2017 by members of WLO Board of Directors to assess the nomination of Jingde County, in the Chinese province of Anhui, as a World Leisure Community of Excellence for the year 2017. During the visit, the evaluators met with county officials, staff of management committee of Huangshan Mountain and staff from the local travel company, as well as the Executive Vice Mayor of Jingde County, the Vice Mayor in charge of Tourism, Health and Social Services and the Secretary General of the Communist Party of Jingde County. The purpose of such meetings and interactions was to gauge the level of commitment of the leadership as regards to leisure industry and services to the community.

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An on-site visit was made between 6 and 8 July 2017 by members of WLO Board of Directors to assess the nomination of Jingde County, in the Chinese province of Anhui, as a World Leisure Community of Excellence for the year 2017. During the visit, the evaluators met with county officials, staff of management committee of Huangshan Mountain and staff from the local travel company, as well as the Executive Vice Mayor of Jingde County, the Vice Mayor in charge of Tourism, Health and Social Services and the Secretary General of the Communist Party of Jingde County. The purpose of such meetings and interactions was to gauge the level of commitment of the leadership as regards to leisure industry and services to the community.

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Jan 1
1970

“2017 Taiwan Summer Solstice”: Chinese Taipei WL Chapter promotes innovation in tourism

Taiwan, on the Tropic of Cancer – 23.5 degrees North latitude, is an island rich in both resources and natural habitats. It is known as the “Emerald on the Tropic of Cancer” for its beautiful landscape, which makes it an important tourism destination in the region and worldwide. In this context, and on the occasion of Summer Solstice 235, several activities were organized by Chinese Taipei World Leisure Chapter to promote innovation in tourism.

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Taiwan, on the Tropic of Cancer – 23.5 degrees North latitude, is an island rich in both resources and natural habitats. It is known as the “Emerald on the Tropic of Cancer” for its beautiful landscape, which makes it an important tourism destination in the region and worldwide. In this context, and on the occasion of Summer Solstice 235, several activities were organized by Chinese Taipei World Leisure Chapter to promote innovation in tourism.

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Jan 1
1970

What makes of NHTV Breda a WL Centre of Excellence?

As explained by Yvonne Klerks and Bertine Bargeman, from NHTV Breda University, in an article about World Leisure Center of Excellence (WLCE) Breda published the Brazilian Journal of Leisure Studies (available in open access here), “The overall aim of WLCE Breda is to support the goals and themes of the World Leisure Organization, to operate in a global Excellence Network in the field of Leisure Studies and to further develop leisure programs and research. The main focus of WLCE Breda is doing research, implementing the WLCE Breda visiting scholars program and providing the MSc Leisure Studies”.

WLCE Breda offers programs in Leisure & Events Management and Science Leisure Studies at BA level, and MAs in Science Leisure Studies, Imagineering, Tourism Destination Management and Media Innovation.

Research at WLCE is developed within the NHTV Academy for Leisure research program “Leisure in the Network Society; Meaningful Experiences and Co-creative Innovation”. In the article mentioned above, Klerks and Bargeman describe as follows the research areas covered by this program:

  1. “the generation of leisure content through storytelling, leisure experience and behavior;
  2. the process of designing leisure experiences through Imagineering: organizational and business design;
  3. the context provided for leisure experiences by placemaking and events”.

As part of the WL Centers of Excellence Network, WLCE Breda participates in the organization of the biannual Field Schools, a special program designed for leisure students connected to work on real life research projects in the hosting cities of the WLO Congresses.

World Leisure Center of Excellence is an international graduate/post-graduate program which offers opportunities for colleges and universities to affiliate with WLO to establish and provide graduate educational programs and research centers focused on play, recreation, the arts, culture, sport, festivals and celebrations, health and fitness, travel and tourism with an international dimension.

WLO will soon launch a call for educational centers to apply for joining NHTV Breda in the global WL Centers of Excellence Network. Stay tuned!


Photo credit: NHTV Breda.

As explained by Yvonne Klerks and Bertine Bargeman, from NHTV Breda University, in an article about World Leisure Center of Excellence (WLCE) Breda published the Brazilian Journal of Leisure Studies (available in open access here), “The overall aim of WLCE Breda is to support the goals and themes of the World Leisure Organization, to operate in a global Excellence Network in the field of Leisure Studies and to further develop leisure programs and research. The main focus of WLCE Breda is doing research, implementing the WLCE Breda visiting scholars program and providing the MSc Leisure Studies”.

WLCE Breda offers programs in Leisure & Events Management and Science Leisure Studies at BA level, and MAs in Science Leisure Studies, Imagineering, Tourism Destination Management and Media Innovation.

Research at WLCE is developed within the NHTV Academy for Leisure research program “Leisure in the Network Society; Meaningful Experiences and Co-creative Innovation”. In the article mentioned above, Klerks and Bargeman describe as follows the research areas covered by this program:

  1. “the generation of leisure content through storytelling, leisure experience and behavior;
  2. the process of designing leisure experiences through Imagineering: organizational and business design;
  3. the context provided for leisure experiences by placemaking and events”.

As part of the WL Centers of Excellence Network, WLCE Breda participates in the organization of the biannual Field Schools, a special program designed for leisure students connected to work on real life research projects in the hosting cities of the WLO Congresses.

World Leisure Center of Excellence is an international graduate/post-graduate program which offers opportunities for colleges and universities to affiliate with WLO to establish and provide graduate educational programs and research centers focused on play, recreation, the arts, culture, sport, festivals and celebrations, health and fitness, travel and tourism with an international dimension.

WLO will soon launch a call for educational centers to apply for joining NHTV Breda in the global WL Centers of Excellence Network. Stay tuned!


Photo credit: NHTV Breda.

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Jan 1
1970

The city of Richmond designated as one of the World Leisure Communities of Excellence of 2017

The World Leisure Organization (WLO) is greatly pleased to announce that there has been a unanimous decision to recognize and designate the City of Richmond as one World Leisure Communities of Excellence of 2017. The City of Richmond receives this award for its substantive contributions as a community to promoting leisure as a means to enhance the human condition and because it serves as an exemplar of how broad-based citizen involvement can effectively promote leisure as integral to the social, cultural, economic, and sustainable environmental development of the community.

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The World Leisure Organization (WLO) is greatly pleased to announce that there has been a unanimous decision to recognize and designate the City of Richmond as one World Leisure Communities of Excellence of 2017. The City of Richmond receives this award for its substantive contributions as a community to promoting leisure as a means to enhance the human condition and because it serves as an exemplar of how broad-based citizen involvement can effectively promote leisure as integral to the social, cultural, economic, and sustainable environmental development of the community.

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