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  • Beating the Impossible

    A Life of Comebacks, Extreme Sports and PTSD by

    Extreme athlete Don Schwartz has achieved, overcome, and somehow survived the impossible…repeatedly. A pioneer in the snowboarding world, Schwartz was horrifically burned in a tragic helicopter crash at the age of twenty which left him permanently ...


  • My Mountain Biking Neighbours

    Conversations with Otherwise Normal People by

    Three staunch and two casual mountain bikers recount with disarming honesty how they entered the sport and what it means to them today. When they started riding, some were only vaguely aware that they live in one of the world’s mountain biking ...


  • (Un)Controlled Chaos

    Canada's Remarkable Professional Wrestling Legacy by

    The heroic feats of ring gladiators have taken wrestling fans on an emotional journey—living vicariously through every body slam, dropkick, and piledriver. The investment of the crowd is demonstrated by their roars of excitement, their cheers for ...


  • Falcons Forever

    The Saga of the 1920 Olympic Gold Medal Ice Hockey Team by

    Falcons Forever: The Saga of the 1920 Olympic Gold Medal Ice Hockey Team chronicles the Winnipeg Falcons’ journey to the VII Olympiad in Antwerp, Belgium. The team was composed of young predominantly Icelandic men (except for one), all first ...


  • Two Minutes for Talking to Myself

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    Have you ever wondered what it’s like behind the scenes of the NHL? Are you an avid hockey fan looking for untold stories? 2 Minutes for Talking to Myself shares 200 anecdotes spanning the twenty-seven years NHL broadcaster Curt Keilback traveled ...


  • Crystal Beach

    Out of the Park by

    “The memories within the millions of people who experienced Crystal Beach, even just once, will never be lost.” One of Canada’s greatest entertainment centres existed for one hundred years in an isolated little village in one of the southernmost ...


  • North Country Homesteader

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    Imagine packing everything up and heading off into the wilderness with your spouse and two little girls to live an off-the-grid life—not just for a year or two but for decades. That’s exactly what Darlene M. Reierson and her husband, Brien, did with ...


  • Fit to be Canadian?

    The Recreation Industrial Complex in Canada by

    In recent years, recreation scholars and professionals began calling for a return to municipal recreation’s historical roots as a “public good.” Blaming neoliberal ideology for the current pay-per-use model, these calls for a more inclusive ...


  • Basketball Country

    A Road Trip Story by

    Basketball Country takes basketball fans on a two-week road trip through the American basketball heartland, covering NBA and college games and hitting basketball museums, famous streetball courts, and historical landmarks along the way. Through ...


  • Hiking Musings

    The West Coast Trail by

    Sixty-eight-year-old Kenneth T. Gallagher may have been slightly ill-prepared for his first West Coast Trail hike. Still, armed with too much confidence and an out-of-date trail guide, he set off on an adventure. His number one priority: spend time ...