NEWS

Ene 26 2018

We reveal the names of the WLO Photo contest winners!

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!

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Ene 25 2018

WLO welcomes new members of the Board of Directors

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.

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Ene 23 2018

Future leisure managers from WLCE NHTV Breda visit the City of Richmond, World Leisure Community of Excellence

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 city. Three presentations were given by managers in the Community Services Division on the unique features that make Richmond a World Leisure Community of Excellence; the events that took place in Celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday as well as the community grants program; and how the City of Richmond implements its sustainable sports and events program through the use of a toolkit.

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Ene 23 2018

WLO is happy to welcome the Department of Tourism of the University of Otago as a new WL Center 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 the local economy. The University of Otago Business School in general and particularly the Department of Tourism plays a significant role in promoting tourism and leisure in the region, undertaking research for the tourism industry and producing a large number of tourism and leisure publications: books, journal articles, working papers and industry reports. The focus for leisure research at the University of Otago is wellbeing, with projects focused on growing personal and ecological wellbeing through leisure, which includes tourism, recreation, events, and hospitality.

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Ene 22 2018

WLO participates in high level international meetings in the field of leisure and culture

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 important meeting and networking spaces in the field of culture at the international level.

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