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The Leisure Development Course is a not-for-profit program and one of Western Canada’s unique and premiere training opportunities, providing professional development learning designed for park, recreation, culture and community development personnel. Presented by a faculty from varied fields, including business, public administration, recreation and parks, and academia, students receive timely information and innovative tools in order to improve personal development and, in turn, the parks and recreation system in their respective community.

The three year program is an intense four-day learning period held within the first part of June utilizing the lecture facilities and accommodation at Silver Star Club Resort at Silver Star Mountain just out of Vernon. The design and flexibility of core curriculum allows the student to enter at the year of his/her convenience – the learner does not have to participate in sequential order. Students are obligated to attend all sessions, both instruction and group, as this provides the opportunity to network with instructors and colleagues in an interactive formal and informal setting.

For further information regarding the Leisure Development Course contact Chris Nelson at cnelson48 (at) shaw.ca.