P.E and Recreation
Public Sectors in the community
Concerned with enhancing quality of life and well being of citizens (Karlis, 2011& Lunn,
Recreation is essential for a persons physical and social well being.
No national policy on recreation.
Dr. Charles Best Athletics
Location: 2525 Como Lake Ave, Coquitlam, BC V3J 3R8
Considered a Public sector : Part of a School District (SD43) Public Post-secondary Institution. Municipally and
provincially controlled. Separate legal entity, receives government funding and collects some fees from
participants. Accessible to general public attending that school.
Considered recreation: Physical activity, includes different sports. Allows participants to improve their physical and
social well being. Linked to recreation since it enables, fitness, events, leadership and inclusive to low-income
individuals. (Lunn, 2020).
Involves Coaching: Requires the participation of volunteer coaches in the community and or volunteers from the
Involves physical education: As a part of high-school and athletics physical education is required for students.
Informs participants on safety during exercise, its importance, anatomy, and tips on maintaining physical health for
Considered a Public Sector: Offered by a public school district (SD43). Free
for participants, granted by Government funding. Accessible to public, for
parents, grandparents, and caregivers of children 0-5 years old. Provincially
& municipally organized.
Considered Recreation: Incorporates physical activity, nature play, problem
solving, and music and movement. Provides the opportunity to learn about
the local community's programs that provide support for families and early
childhood development (Strongstart, 2010).
Guilford Recreation Centre
Location: 15105 105 Ave, Surrey, BC V3R 7G8
Considered Public Sector : Offers free, or discounted programs to all members of the
public. Receives money from city hall/tax-payer money as funding. Municipally run
and funded. Inclusive and provides services for all individuals who have varying
income, age, gender, ethnicity and abilities.
Considered Recreation: Provides a safe and welcoming environment for all in the
community to partake in leisure and recreation. Includes: educational programs,
swimming, Ping-Pong, walking track, badminton, basketball, programs for the non-
sighted, and more. Promotes social and physical health of the community.
Includes Coaching: Hires coaches to lead different programs including summer
programs, wrestling, basketball etc.
Commercial/ Private Sectors
Services where participants pay and the supplier makes a profit (MacLean, Peterson, &
Martin, 1985, p. 220).
Provides a business opportunity while supporting the health of the community.
Local private recreation can be split up into three different categories : Outdoor, indoor,
and clubs (Lunn, 2020).
Trevor linden – Club 16 Fitness
Location: 2635 Barnet Hwy, Coquitlam, BC V3E
Considered commercial sector: Would be
considered as local indoor recreation. Customers
must pay a fee where Club-16 profits. Local
economic conditions allow for individuals to
afford commercial recreation (Lunn, 2020).
Considered recreation: Involves participants
enjoyment of physical activity. Promotes new
technology and machines to increase individual’s
overall enjoyment and promoting life-long fitness.https://twitter.com/trevorlindenfit
Group Fitness and
Location: 5549 Kingsway, Burnaby B.C, V5H 2G3
Considered a commercial Sector: Customers
pay a heightened fee for personal training
services. Company is profiting. Would be
considered a local indoor fitness club.
Considered Recreation: Provides communities
with more recreation opportunities. Participants
are exercising for their own pleasure and
wellbeing. Provides the group with a feeling of
community within the club, good for social and
mental health of members.
Includes Coaching: Trainers and coaches are
involved providing feedback and tips to
members. Educating on proper techniques and
safety concerns. Could be considered physical
education where participants learn about the
importance of physical activity and safety. https://classpass.com/classes/playground
Oxygen Yoga and Fitness
Location: 2732 St Johns St, Port Moody, BC V3H 2B7
Considered Commercial: Oxygen Yoga profits from its
customers. Would be considered a local indoor
recreation facility. Provides employment and business
Considered to be Recreation and Coaching: Offers a
unique set of activities for residents to partake in
physical activity. Is a safe environment to partake in
recreation. May overuse natural resources in the
process (Karlis, 2011 & Lunn, 2020).
Key features of volunteer and non-profit sector of recreation (Lunn, 2020) :
4) Self- governing
Interest of doing good for citizens
Location: 630 Poirier St, Coquitlam, BC V3J
Considered Volunteer : Non-profit
organization. Is funded by sponsors and
members pay a fee that covers uniforms,
facilities, and equipment. Focused on
Includes recreation and Coaching: Team
members partake in lacrosse as a
recreational activity. Often played in
different local recreation centres. Safe
space for competition and physical activity.
Coaches are volunteers responsible for
guiding the safety of players and
encouraging their enjoyment of the sport.
Coquitlam Metro-Ford Soccer Club
Location: 751 Smith Ave, Coquitlam, BC V3J 2X1
Considered Volunteer: Requires members to pay a
certain fee where the club covers costs of fields,
equipment, and uniforms. Is sponsored by Ford.
Would be considered an outdoor recreation club.
Non-profit. Board is volunteers. Focuses on fundraisers
Involves recreation: Provides a fun, safe, and inclusive
environment for members to develop their physical
health through soccer and conditioning. Helps
develop members social wellbeing.
Involves coaching: Requires volunteer coaches for
most teams except for HPL teams where members
pay a higher fee.
Lightning, Poco Speed skating Club
Location: 2150 Wilson Ave, Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 6J5
Considered Volunteer: Mainly based on fundraisers. Non-profit organization.
Registration fees cover facility costs and entry into competitions and events.
The public and volunteer sector work together in organizing events in
facilities, important for the future of recreation (Karlis, 2011 & Lunn, 2020).
Considered Recreation: Provides a fun and safe environment for
participants to partake In speed skating. Plays an important role in keeping
the community healthy and involved. Low registration costs are important in
keeping members involved and more equal opportunities for members of
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Toronto, ON: Thompson Publishing, Inc.
Maclean, J. R., Peterson, J. A., & Martin, W. D. (1985). Recreation and leisure: The changing
scene. Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers.
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