Ene 22 2018

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”

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 this world.

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Ene 15 2018

Vancouver Island Visiting Scholar Programme – Application deadline 31st. January 2018

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 of this engagement is to enrich the student experience, to share research and professional experiences, and to explore possibilities for future collaborations.

More info: Visiting Scholar Application 2018-19

Submission deadline: 31st. January 2018.

Contact Joanne Schroeder for any questions

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Dic 7 2017

WLO Photo Contest – It is your time!!! Share with us your best leisure moment from 2017

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, WLO COO, in 2017.

How to participate? Very easy!

Only for WLO Members! Send us your photos together with a title and short description by December 31st. to

The winners will be announced by January, 2018.

For the winners!

The winner will get 2018 free Individual Membership and a free 15th. World Leisure Congress Registration Ticket. The second winner will get the 2018 free individual membership.

It is time we get to know each other better!!! WLO will be publishing and sharing your stories from the time you start submitting them in our social media channels.


It is all about what makes me feel...


La Bohéme at The Royal Opera House, it moves me. The moment you sit and wait. You get excited. The thoughts of the UNIQUE moment you are going to share with all the crowd.  The feeling that the world stops for a while. The one and only thing, the story, the melody, the act…and La Bohéme!
Despite, I know the end of the story, I always end up crying!

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Dic 7 2017

Thomas and Ruth Rivers International Scholarship is now open!

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:

“My experience in attending the World Leisure Congress was unprecedented in terms of the quality of the research presentations I was able to attend, as well as to the numbers of inspirational scholars that I was privileged to get to meet from all around the world. I was also very fortunate to present my dissertation research, under the auspices as one of the recipients of this award, and received a great deal of supportive and critical feedback at a critical time in my own research. The highlight of my participation at the Congress, however, has to have been the afternoon that I got to spend exploring the highlights of Durban with three senior scholars, whose work I have been reading for years.” Meghan Muldoon, University of Waterloon – 2016 TRISS Winner

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Nov 28 2017

WLO Board members participate in the 2017 Shaoxing China International Leisure Sports Industry Forum

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 important textile industry center in China, and attaches great importance to the development of leisure sports industry. On the occasion of the first Sleemon Shaoxing International Marathon, the Shaoxing International Leisure Sports Industry Forum was held on the 9 November 2017.

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