Professor, University of Manitoba
Christine Van Winkle is committed to community-based research examining visitor experiences at events and attractions. As a former Festival co-ordinator and attraction consultant Dr. Van Winkle brings both practical experience and theory based research to inform practice. Dr. Van Winkle’s work has been published widely and appears in a range of tourism, leisure and event journals, books, conference proceedings and reports. She is a Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management at the University of Manitoba.
For many communities, summertime is festival season. Festivals allow us to escape our everyday lives. Whether it is time spent listening to music outside with our friends or trying out food trucks on date night, community...