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  • A Hero's Journey

    Beyond Little Norway and Olympia Sports Camp by

    A Hero’s Journey Beyond Little Norway and Olympia Sports Camp is a compiled history of the Olympia Sports Camp in Huntsville, Ontario, through the lens of its founder and inspiration, Dave Grace, the hero of the book’s title. The hero’s journey of ...

  • 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 Icelandic men, except for one, all first generation Canadians, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • WINS

    Canadian Hockey Summareliquary by


  • Sticks 'n' Stones

    The Battle for Curling to be an Olympic Sport by

    In the 1970s, when most people thought about curling they thought it was just a game, something that could never be a real sport. Warren Hansen, a top curler in the seventies, felt curling wasn’t viewed fairly by the sports world. That needed to ...

  • Minto & Mann

    The Untold Stories of Lacrosse's Dynastic Teams by

    Even the most passionate lacrosse fans probably do not remember the Orillia Terriers, Montreal Shamrocks or even Vancouver Carlings, but in their times these teams were famous across Canada and even farther afield, always in the thick of the hunt ...

  • The Viking Cup

    International Hockey : A Small College Town Scores Big Time by

    How does a small college in a rural Alberta city of just over 12,000 people become host to the finest hockey players in the world? Now a part of the University of Alberta, Camrose Lutheran College was challenged to compete against larger city ...

  • The History of Professional Hockey in Victoria

    BC: 1911-2011 by

    The History of Professional Hockey in Victoria is an in-depth examination of professional hockey in Victoria. It includes details on the different leagues, statistics on every game played by a Victoria team, and information on every player to dress ...

  • Muskoka Ontario's Playground

    A History of Recreation and Sport in Ontario's Cottage Country 1860-1945 by

    Recreation and Sport are an integral part of Canadian culture. This is nowhere more evident than in the Muskoka District of Ontario. Beginning in the 1860s, people from more populated areas of Southern Ontario and the North Eastern United States ...