Innovative leisure practices: Cases as conduits between theory and practice
It is the honour of the World Leisure Centre of Excellence at Vancouver Island University to share the fourth volume of case studies that comprise the Innovative Leisure Practices series. As with previous volumes in the series, the intent is to share examples of unique and innovative practice in leisure, and to encourage discussion around these varied examples. The cases presented herein are eclectic in nature, and represent a very diverse set of important interests, communities, and practices.
Preface -- Leisure education for youth with a lived experience of mental illness, development of the FRESH [Fun Recreation Exercise and Skills for Health] program for a youth cohort in Western Sydney, Australia / Manali Hiteshkumar Shah, Stewart Alford, & Dafna Merom -- Kink as a form of leisure: Kinky events and the people who love them / Craig Webster & Stanislav Ivanov -- Measuring community engagement: A case study of Livingston (Calgary, Alberta) / Dwayne P. Sheehan & Diala F. Ammar -- Raising the Curtain: At the intersection of education, art, health care and lived experience of dementia / Ania Landy & Colleen Reid -- Improving communities through innovative financing: A case study of the Baileys Trail System / Danny Twilley, Dawn McCarthy, & Seth Brown