Dr. Tom Delamere

delameret@viu.ca

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Alberta, 1998.
  • Master of Recreation, Acadia University, 1990.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Recreation Administration, University of Alberta, 1984.
  • Bachelor of Arts (Economics Major), Wilfrid Laurier University, 1982.

Teaching Area: Recreation and Tourism Management

Areas of Special Interest: Festivals and Special Events, Leisure Theory, Motivation, Performing Arts

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

  • University Professor
    Recreation and Tourism Programs, Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo, B.C.
  • Assistant Professor
    School of Recreation Management and Kinesiology, Acadia University, Wolfville, N.S.
  • Instructor
    Recreation Administration and Tourism Studies, Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo, B.C.
  • Sessional Lecturer and Teaching Assistant
    Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB.
  • Sessional Instructor
    Department of Recreation Administration, Red Deer College, Red Deer AB.
  • Senior Instructor
    Community Recreation Programme, Alberta Vocational College - Lac La Biche, AB.
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant
    School of Recreation and Physical Education, Acadia University, Wolfville, N.S.
  • Instructor
    Community Recreation Leadership Programme, Alberta Vocational College - Lesser Slave Lake (Grouard Campus)

INDUSTRIAL EXPERIENCE

  • Research Assistant
    Regional Planning Unit
    Destination Planning Branch, Alberta Tourism, Edmonton AB.
  • Freelance Squash Teaching Professional/Clinician
  • Assistant Supervisor / Head Teaching Professional
    Terry Fox Memorial Fitness Centre, City of Mississauga (ON.) Recreation and Parks Department
  • Labourer
    Parks Division, City of Mississauga (ON.) Recreation and Parks Department
  • Attendant / Teaching Professional
    Burnhamthorpe Fitness Centre, City of Mississauga (ON.) Recreation and Parks Department

SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES

PUBLICATIONS

BOOKS

Delamere, Thomas A. (2006). “Chapter 9: Festivals.” In Carpenter, Gaylene & Blandy, Douglas (eds.) (2006). Arts and Cultural Programming from a Leisure Perspective. In Progress.

Delamere, Tom., Carleigh Randall, and David Robinson (eds.). (2005). Book of abstracts of papers presented at the Eleventh Canadian Congress on Leisure Research. Nanaimo, B.C.: Canadian Association for Leisure Studies.

Delamere, Thomas A. (1998). Development of a scale to measure local resident attitudes toward the social impact of community festivals. Unpublished Doctoral Thesis. Edmonton: University of Alberta.

Delamere, Thomas A. (1990). Relationships between internal travel motivations and external travel motivators: The fall season bus tour in Nova Scotia. Unpublished Master’s Thesis. Wolfville, NS: Acadia University.

PAPERS IN REFEREED/REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Delamere, Tom and Rollins, Rick. (2007). Measuring the Social Impact of Festivals. Annals of Tourism Research. In press.

Delamere, Thomas A. (2001). Development of a scale to measure resident attitudes toward the social impacts of community festivals: Verification of the scale. Festival Management and Event Tourism. 7(1), 25-38.

Delamere, Thomas A., Leonard M. Wankel, & Thomas D. Hinch (2001). "Measuring Resident Attitudes Toward the Social Impact of Community Festivals: Pretesting and Purification of the Scale." Festival Management and Event Tourism. 7(1), 11-24.

Delamere, Tom & Rollins, Rick. (1999). Measuring attitudes toward community festivals: Social impact priorities in Parksville. Recreation B.C. March, 1999.

Delamere, Thomas A. (1997). "Development of a Scale to Measure Resident Attitudes Toward the Social Impact of Community Festivals: Item Generation." Journal of Applied Recreation Research. 22(4), 293-315.

Delamere, Thomas A. & Wright, Alex (1997). "Relationships Between Internal Travel Motivations and External Travel Motivators: The Fall Season Bus Tour in Nova Scotia." Journal of Applied Recreation Research. 22(3), 233-243.

Delamere, Thomas A. & Hinch, Thomas D. (1994c). "Community Festivals: Celebration or Sell-out?" Recreation Canada. 52(1), 26-29.

Hinch, Thomas D. & Delamere, Thomas A. (1993a). "Native Festivals as Tourism Attractions: A Community Challenge." Journal of Applied Recreation Research. 18(2), 131-142.

PAPERS DELIVERED AT REFEREED PRESENTATIONS

Markham-Starr, Susan & Delamere, Tom. (2005). “Canada Needs You: The Jan Eisenhardt Story.” Paper presented at the Eleventh Canadian Congress on Leisure Research. Nanaimo, BC: Canadian Association for Leisure Studies.

Jenner, Matt & Delamere, Tom. (2004). “What’s Good for the Goose: The Economic Impact of the Brant Wildlife Festival.” Paper presented at the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association Research Forum. Halifax, NS.: Canadian Parks and Recreation Association.

Delamere, Tom and Rollins, Rick. (2002). “Kicking the Tires and Taking it for a Spin: Testing the reliability and validity of the Festival Social Impact Attitude Scale.” Paper presented at the Tenth Canadian Congress on Leisure Research. Edmonton, AB.: Canadian Association for Leisure Studies.

Rollins, Rick & Delamere, Tom. (2000). “A Critical Assessment of the Role of Festivals in Rural Communities.” Paper submitted to the Rural Communities and Identities in the Global Millennium Conference. Nanaimo, BC: Vancouver Island University.

Delamere, Thomas A. (1999). “Development of a Scale to Measure Resident Attitudes Toward the Social Impacts of Community Festivals: Verification of the Scale.” Paper presented at the Ninth Canadian Congress on Leisure Research. Wolfville, NS: Canadian Association for Leisure Studies.

Rollins, Rick, Tom Delamere, and Blain Sepos. (1999). “Community Festivals: Measuring Community Support and Opposition. Paper presented at the Ninth Canadian Congress on Leisure Research. Wolfville, NS: Canadian Association for Leisure Studies.

Delamere, Thomas A., Leonard M. Wankel, and Thomas D. Hinch (1997). "Development of a Scale to Measure Resident Attitudes Toward the Social Impacts of Community Festivals: Pretesting and Purifying the Measure." Paper presented at the Sixth Annual Festivals and Events Research Symposium, International Festivals and Events Association Convention, Montreal, October 1997.

Delamere, Thomas A. and Hinch, Thomas D. (1996). "Development of a Scale to Measure the Social Impact of Community Festivals: Item Generation." Paper presented at the Eighth Canadian Congress on Leisure Research. Ottawa: Canadian Association for Leisure Studies.

Rollins, Rick and Delamere, Tom (1996). "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Measurement of Tourism Impacts." Paper presented at the Eighth Canadian Congress on Leisure Research. Ottawa: Canadian Association for Leisure Studies.

Delamere, Thomas A. and Hinch, Thomas D. (1994a). "Community Festivals: Understanding Resident Perspectives and Priorities." Poster session presented at the Quality Management in Urban Tourism Conference, Victoria, November 1994.

Delamere, Thomas A. and Hinch, Thomas D. (1994b). "Community Perceptions of the Social Impact of Festivals." Poster session presented at the National Recreation and Parks Association Annual Research Symposium, Minneapolis, October 1994.

Delamere, Thomas A. (1993a). "Community Festivals: Asset or Liability." Paper presented at the Alberta Recreation and Parks Association Annual Conference, Banff, October, 1993.

Delamere, Thomas A. (1993b). "Social Impact of Community Festivals" Actividay. (Poster Session). University of Alberta Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, March 1993.

Hinch, Thomas D. and Delamere, Thomas A. (1993). "Native Festivals as Tourism Attractions: Community Celebration or Community Sell-out." Paper presented at the Seventh Canadian Congress on Leisure Research. Winnipeg: Canadian Association for Leisure Studies.

Delamere, Thomas A. (1991). "Relationships Between Internal Travel Motivations and External Travel Motivators: The Fall Season Bus Tour in Nova Scotia." Paper presented as part of the Research Symposium at the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association Annual Conference, Regina, August 1991.

Delamere, Thomas A. (1989). "Motivations or Motivators: Are Travel Marketers Missing the Point?" Paper presented at the Recreation Resource Centre of Nova Scotia Research Symposium, Recreation Association of Nova Scotia Annual Conference, Halifax, November, 1989.

Markham, Susan E. and Delamere, Thomas A. (1988). "Policy Making in Municipal Recreation Service Delivery." Paper presented at the Recreation Resource Centre of Nova Scotia Research Symposium, Recreation Association of Nova Scotia Annual Conference, Truro, November, 1988.

Delamere, Thomas A. (1988). "Teaching the Teacher: The School Squash Programme." Presentation at the Canadian Association of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Annual Conference, Edmonton, 1988.

OTHER EVIDENCE OF SCHOLARLY ACHIEVEMENT

Delamere, Thomas A. (2005). “The Social Benefits of Festivals and Events.” Workshop facilitated on behalf of the Festival and Event Management Certificate Program and the Division of Continuing Education, University of Oregon, November 4, 2005.

Delamere, Thomas A. (2005). “The Social Impact of Community Festivals.” Invited presentation to the Canadian Studies Consortium and the Arts and Administration Programme, University of Oregon, November 3, 2005.

Delamere, Thomas A. (2003). “Kicking the Tires and Taking it for a Spin: Testing the Reliability and Validity of the Festival Social Impact Attitude Scale.” Guest Lecture given to the RECR 4453 - Community Tourism Development class, Acadia University, February 27, 2003.

Delamere, Thomas A. (2003). “The Development of a Scale to Measure Resident Attitudes Toward the Social Impact of Community Festivals.”
Guest Lecture given to the RECR4023 - Senior Seminar class, Acadia University, February 27, 2003.

Delamere, Thomas A. (2003). “Community Festivals: Measuring Community Support and Opposition.” Guest Lecture given to the LEIS 2361 - Programme Planning class, Dalhousie University, February 25, 2003

Delamere, Thomas A. (1999). “Resident Attitudes and Community Festivals.” Guest Lecture given to the RECR4023 - Senior Seminar class, Acadia University, March 18, 1999.

Delamere, Thomas A. (1999). “Measuring Resident Attitudes Toward Community Festivals.” Guest Lecture given to the TRMT 321 – Consumer Behaviour class, Vancouver Island University, February 19, 1999.

Delamere, Thomas A. (1998). “Understanding Tourist Motivations and Resident Attitudes.” Guest Lecture given to the RLS 323 – Leisure and Human Behaviour class, Red Deer College, November 20, 1998.

Delamere, Thomas A. (1997). "Development of a Scale to Measure the Social Impact of Community Festivals." Guest Lecture given to the RLS 444 - Senior Seminar class, University of Alberta, April 8, 1997.

Anonymous review of a textbook introducing readers to the Canadian travel and tourism industry (1997, 2000, 2002).

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS/AFFILIATIONS

Vancouver Island University

  • Education Council – Ethics and Development Committee (2002-)
    • Chair (2006-)
    • Vice Chair (2005-2006)
    • Working Group on Awards and Recognition (2003-2005)
  • Education Council – Planning and Resources Committee (2000-2001)
    • Evaluation and Student Outcomes Subcommittee
  • Department of Recreation and Tourism Management Committee (ongoing)
    • Chair, Organizing Committee, Eleventh Canadian Congress on Leisure Research (2005)
    • Curriculum Review and Development Subcommittee
    • Library and Technology Subcommittee
  • Recreation Administration and Tourism Studies Department Committee (1994 – 1998)
    • Degree Development Research Committee (1994 – 1998)

Acadia University

  • Research Associate (1999-)
  • School of Recreation Management and Kinesiology – Library Committee (1998 – 1999)
  • Committee to study the re-introduction of the Master of Recreation degree at Acadia University
  • Organizing Committee – Ninth Canadian Congress on Leisure Research, May 12-15, 1999

University of Alberta

  • Department Council, Physical Education and Sport Studies (1993/94)
  • Physical Education and Recreation Graduate Students' Society, Secretary (1993/94)

Red Deer College

  • Programme Advisory Committee (1991/92, 1993/94)
  • Education Sub-Committee (1991/92)

Canadian Association for Leisure Studies

  • Board of Directors (2002-)
  • Secretary (2005-)

Squash Alberta

  • Chairman - Coaching Committee (1988)
  • Director - Northern Region (1987)

High Prairie (Alberta) Regional Recreation Board (1986/87)

  • Board Member
  • Programme and Promotions Committee
  • Regional Agreement Study Committee

Sport Administration, Management, and Officiating

  • Course Conductor, Level I Technical Squash Coaching Programme (1987)
  • Completed Level III Technical Squash Coaching and Level III Coaching Theory Courses (1985, 1988)
  • Level I Racquetball Coach (1985)
  • Registered Fitness Appraiser (1985)
  • University intramural athletic administrator and participant (1978 - 1984, 1988 -1990, 1992 - 1994)
  • Men's Varsity Squash Team, Wilfrid Laurier University (1978 - 1982)

Vancouver Island University Stage Band (1994-1998, 1999-)

Malaspina Saxophone Quartet (2000-)

Pocket Rockets Baritone Saxophone Trio (1997-)

Red Deer College Small Big Band (1991/92)

Acadia University Jazz Ensemble (1989/90, 1998/99)

Nanaimo Musicians’ Association Big Band (2002-)

CHLY-FM 101.7 Radio Malaspina On-Air Programmer

  • Co-Host of “The Impending Loom” (2002-)
  • Host of “Vitamin J” (2004-)
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