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L. LEISURE / RECREATION

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Created Date Wednesday, 01 June 2016
Filesize 462 Kilobytes

2009 Physical Activity

 

Title:2009 Alberta survey on physical activity: a concise report.
Author(s):Loitz, Christina|split|Berry, Tanya R.|split|Spence, John C.
Corporate Author: Alberta Centre for Active Living
Subject:Leisure, recreation - general|split|Health issues - health in Alberta
Publisher:Alberta Centre for Active Living
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:2009
Abstract:

The Alberta Centre for Active Living (formerly the Alberta Centre for Well-Being) has carried out a survey every other year since 1995 to monitor the status of physical activity in Alberta. This Alberta survey series is part of the Centre’s mandate to provide credible and user-friendly physical activity information for researchers and practitioners.

Language:English
Material Type:Report


Created Date Thursday, 28 January 2016
Filesize 234 Kilobytes

2006 Reported Rates Physical Acitivity

Title:Understanding reported rates of physical activity: comparing the results of the Alberta survey on physical activity and Canadian community health survey.
Author(s):Berry, Tanya R.|split|Spence, John C.
Corporate Author: Alberta Centre for Active Living
Subject:Leisure, recreation - general|split|Health issues - public participation
Publisher:Alberta Centre for Active Living
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:2006
Abstract:

Two major surveys recently examined physical activity levels in Alberta: the Alberta Survey on Physical Activity (García Bengoechea, & Spence, 2002) and Canadian Community Health Survey (Statistics Canada, 2006). The Alberta Centre for Active Living (formerly the Alberta Centre for Well-Being) has collected data on Albertans for the Alberta Survey on Physical Activity every two years since 1995. The same data collection methods have been used since 2000, allowing for a longitudinal comparison from 2000 to the present. The Canadian Community Health Survey is a national Statistics Canada survey that includes provincial data. This survey went through its second cycle in 2002/03. The 2002 Alberta Survey on Physical Activity (García Bengoechea & Spence, 2002) found that 57% of Albertans were active. (The figure in the most recent Alberta Survey on Physical Activity (García Bengoechea, Spence, & Fraser, 2005) has increased to 60.4%.) The latest data available from the Canadian Community Health Survey (2002–2003) showed that 52% of Albertans were at least moderately active (Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute, 2005). This result is based on combining the 27% who are considered active according to Canadian Community Health Survey criteria with the 25% who are considered moderately active. Therefore, when comparing the 2002–2003 data, there is potentially a 5 percentage point difference in results between the two surveys. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the possible reasons for the discrepancy to try to better understand the physical activity of Albertans.

Language:English
 
Material Type:Report

Created Date Thursday, 26 November 2015
Filesize 433 Kilobytes

2002 Physical Activity Report Alberta

Title:2002 Alberta survey on physical activity: a concise report.
Author(s):Bengoechea, Enrique Garcia|split|Spence, John C.
Corporate Author: Alberta Centre for Active Living
Subject:Leisure, recreation - general|split|Health issues - health in Alberta
Publisher:Alberta Centre for Active Living
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:2002
Abstract:

The Alberta Centre for Active Living (formerly the Alberta Centre for Well-Being) has carried out a survey every other year since 1995 to monitor the status of physical activity in Alberta. This Alberta survey series is part of the centre’s strategy of providing credible and user-friendly physical activity information to researchers and practitioners.

Language:English
Material Type:Report

Created Date Wednesday, 23 September 2015
Modified Date Thursday, 04 May 2017
Filesize 79 Kilobytes

1999 Alberta Survey on Physical Activity

Title:1999 Alberta survey on physical activity : concise report.
Author(s):Spence, John C.|split|Poon, Pauline P.L.
Corporate Author: Alberta Centre for Active Living
Subject:Leisure, recreation - general|split|Health issues - health in Alberta
Publisher:Alberta Centre for Active Living
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:1999
Abstract:

The Alberta Centre for Well-Being (ACFWB) has conducted a biennial survey since 1995 to monitor the status of physical activity in the province of Alberta. The Alberta survey series is part of the ACFWB’s strategy to provide credible and user-friendly physical activity information to researchers and practitioners.

Language:English

Material Type:Report

Created Date Thursday, 05 March 2015
Filesize 107 Kilobytes

1977 March Submission to the City of Edmonton Parks and Recreation Department regarding Parks and Recreation Master Plan Review

 

Title:Submission to the City of Edmonton Parks and Recreation Department regarding parks and recreation master plan review
Corporate Author: Edmonton Social Planning Council
Subject:Leisure, recreation - parks, playgrounds|split|Leisure, recreation - planning, policy
Publisher:Edmonton Social Planning Council
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:1977
Language:English
Material Type:Report


Created Date Thursday, 06 November 2014
Filesize 3.05 Megabytes

1975 May An Approach to Planning River Valley Trails

Title:An approach to planning river valley trails
Corporate Author: Edmonton Social Planning Council
Subject:Leisure, recreation - parks, playgrounds|split|Urban issues - planning, policy
Publisher:Edmonton Social Planning Council
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:1975
Language:English
Material Type:Report

Created Date Thursday, 06 November 2014
Filesize 341 Kilobytes

1975 March Start of Community Leagues in Edmonton

Title:[Start of community leagues in Edmonton]
Corporate Author: Edmonton Social Planning Council
Subject:Leisure, recreation - general
Publisher:Edmonton Social Planning Council
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:1975
Language:English
Material Type:Report

Created Date Thursday, 06 November 2014
Filesize 3.89 Megabytes

1975 March Mini-Parks for Edmonton

Title:Mini-parks for Edmonton
Author(s):Kelly, George
Subject:Leisure, recreation - parks, playgrounds
Publisher:Edmonton Social Planning Council
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:1975
Abstract:

The purpose of this report is to survey the situation in Edmonton with regard to mini-park development and to make appropriate recommendations.

Language:English

Material Type:Report

Created Date Thursday, 06 November 2014
Filesize 2.68 Megabytes

1974 March The XI Commonwealth Games

 

Title:Task force on the XI Commonwealth Games
Corporate Author: Edmonton Social Planning Council
Publisher:Edmonton Social Planning Council
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:1974
Language:English
Material Type:Report


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