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#1 of 2 Old 06-01-2009, 02:39 PM - Thead Starter
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A study by Canadian Council on Learning published in Mcleans Magazine suggests that Calgary, Victoria, Ottawa and Saskatoon are the most active cities in Canada while Montreal is the least. They use expenditure as the measure.

Not sure that is the greatest measure, but the results are as follows:

More than half of all households in Calgary, Ottawa-Gatineau, Victoria and Saskatoon spent money on sports and recreation during 2006, according to the latest report by the Canadian Council on Learning. Montreal had the lowest percentage. The Ottawa-based organization measures lifelong learning opportunities in communities, and leisure pursuits are integral to cultural engagement—residents who play in local clubs may feel more connected to their hometown. Go team.CITYPER CENT WHO SPEND ON SPORTS & RECREATIONCalgary58.5%Ottawa – Hull58.3Victoria56.7Saskatoon52.4Halifax48.1Edmont on48.1Vancouver47.9London*47.8Regina47.3Charlottet own46.3Fredericton*45.2St. John’s45.1Winnipeg44.9Toronto42.8Moncton*40.2Saint John35.4Québec35.0Montréal33.8
Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, Survey of Household Spending, 2006. Unless indicated, data reflects Census Metropolitan Areas.
* Data for these cities only available at the economic region level.
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Quite surprized by the data. I always thought Mtl residents were pretty active. It might explain why local races are so fast: not a lot of penguins. BTW, the comments on MacLeans articles are completely off target (free theaters, culture....)
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