2. Service Sectors in Communities
There are 3 distinct service sectors that can help facilitate sports and
recreation. These sectors are Public, private, and non-profit.
These service sectors creates a space and opportunity that allows for
combination of physical education, recreation, and coaching.
3. Public: Guildford Recreation
The City of Surrey built multiple recreational centres for their communities to
take advantage in. Guildford Recreation Centre is an example of a public
funded sector: “…the municipal level of government is the level in which the
recreation needs of the general public are directly addressed through the
offering of recreation services” (Lunn, 2020, p. 4). This recreational centres
provide programs and leisure with swimming pools, gyms, and weight rooms.
The City creates open slots for leisure drop in providing an area and
opportunity for groups or individuals to learn, participate in sports and
exercise at their own pace.
4. Public Sector: Bear Creek Park
Bear Creek Park is another example of a public sector created and
regulated by the municipal government. This Park has a dynamic
environment that offers a variety of different spaces that includes a
outdoor pool, track and field, and a playground. This Park is open to the
public for use however City Programs still takes priority and there are
certain time frame where the park may be closed to the public.
5. Public Sector: Kitsilano Beach
Kitsilano Beach is yet another example of a public sector since it is
regulated and overseen by the City of Vancouver. This beach is has a lot of
amenities created by the City of Vancouver to provide an optimal space for
sports and leisure for the public. The City of Vancouver has created space
for outdoor volley ball and basketball as well as an outdoor pool for the
public to use.
6. Private/Commercial Sector: Club Drive
This is a private organization that operate outside of government control and
these would be club teams that can be founded/created by anyone and
would meet the definition of “recreation for which the consumer pays and for
which the supplier expects to make a profit” (MacLean, Peterson, & Martin,
1985, p. 220, as cited in Karlis, 2011, p. 79). This club teams is connected to
coaching and physical education by teaching their participant the sport and
different exercises. This club usually run their programs at the Richmond
7. Private/Commercial Sector: Club Rise
This is club team main focused has been on coaching and teaching the
sport of Basketball. This club does is not subsidized or overseen by any
government and they regulate own games and interests. This club
connects with Coaching and physical education and they run their
programs in Langley schools.
8. Private/Commercial Sector: Men/Women
Basketball league Roundball
This basketball league is ran privately outside the government’s oversight
and control. This league is relatively unique from the perspective of no
restrictions on how a team regulate themselves during games. Therefore a
team can participate with or without a coach. There are school teams that
have participated in this league therefore there are connections to
coaching however the predominant element of this league is leisure. This
league run their games across the lower mainland in a variety of different
9. Volunteer Sector: Caribou hill Temple
According to Ed Lunn “The five key features of non-profit organizations are
that they are organized, private, non-profit distributing, self-governing,
and voluntary.” (Lunn, 2020, p. 8). This church actively hosts open gym
times with only volunteers and of no charge. This connects to the
predominantly to the element of leisure however it does allow for
opportunity for coaching to be done.
10. Volunteer Sector: Steve Nash Youth
Another example of this would be Steve Nash youth basketball. This
organization free of charge for all to participate and volunteer coaches
looking to gain experience coaching. This organization hosts basketball
that connects coaching and physical education.
11. Volunteer Sector: Special Olympics
The special Olympics relies heavily on volunteer services and therefore is a
non-profit organization. This organization connects to coaching involving
different sports and physical education teaching the athletes how to
develop their physical literacy and improve their and or maintain fitness
levels. This organization runs throughout the lower mainland.
Lunn, E. (2013). Adventure #4 – Service Sectors in Your Community.
SPSC 2210 – Foundations of Physical Education, Recreation, &