"All the Rage”: Women’s Hockey in Central Canada 1915–1920
As the First World War dragged on in Europe, a group of remarkable young women turned the hockey world upside down.
Grey Cup Scores 1945-1969
Jackie Robinson and the Montreal Royals (1946)
On 15 April 1947, Jackie Robinson played in his debut game with the Brooklyn Dodgers, becoming the first African American to play in the major leagues in the modern era. Prior to that point, professional baseball in the United States was segregated, with African Americans playing in the Negro leagues. When Robinson broke Major League Baseball’s colour barrier in 1947, he entered American history books. What many baseball fans may not realize, however, is that Robinson was embraced by Canadian fans one year earlier as a member of the Montreal Royals, a farm team for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Fog Bowl: The 1962 Grey Cup
The Grey Cup was donated by Albert Henry George Grey, yet another of those governors general who have left their monikers on our sporting life.
Toronto Maple Leafs 1967: The Last Stanley Cup
The victory of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1967 Stanley Cup was a singular event. It was unexpected then, and who would have predicted that it would not happen again? (As of 2016, it has been 49 years and counting.)
Grey Cup Scores 1970-1995
1972 Canada-Soviet Hockey Series (Summit Series)
For many Canadians, the eight-game series between Team Canada and the national team of the Soviet Union in 1972 provided the greatest moment in the country’s sporting history. Most expected that Canada would handily defeat the Soviet Union, but this confidence quickly disappeared when Canada lost the first game. The series was tied heading into the final game in Moscow, which ended in a dramatic fashion, with Paul Henderson scoring in the final seconds to give Canada the victory. The series would have a lasting impact on hockey in Canada and abroad.
Grey Cup Scores 1996-Present
Curling Achieves Cult Status at 2002 Winter Games
Her name is Rhona Martin of Dunlop, Scotland. On ice, she barks orders like a gunnery sergeant, and slings stones like a giant killer. She lists her occupation as housewife, and her hobbies - when not crushing the gold medal hopes of Kelley Law's dream team - as swimming and working out.
The Iroquois Nationals and the 2010 World Lacrosse Championships
The Iroquois Nationals are a lacrosse team representing the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, which crosses the CanadaUS border (see Iroquois). It is the only First Nations team officially sanctioned to compete in any sport internationally.
2015 FIFA Women's World Cup
The first FIFA Women’s World Cup to be held in Canada, and only the third in North America, the 2015 tournament was the largest and most watched in Women’s World Cup history.
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir rose above politics and scandal to show what it means to be Olympic greats
Canada’s Golden age of Hockey
Our men and women’s stirring victories revealed the value of planning, patience and sheer unbridled talent. This is Canada on a gold-medal tear.
Allan Cup, trophy emblematic of the senior amateur hockey championship of Canada. It was donated by Sir Hugh Andrew Montagu Allan shortly after the Stanley Cup became the trophy of professional hockey.
The Montreal Alouettes are a Canadian Football League (CFL) franchise located in Montréal, Québec. The team was founded in 1946 and played until 1987 before folding due to financial difficulties (from 1982 to 1986, the team was known as the Montreal Concordes). In 1996, the Baltimore Stallions relocated to Montréal and were renamed the Alouettes, reviving the franchise. The Alouettes play in the East Division and have won seven Grey Cup championships.
Alpine Club of Canada
Its Canadian Alpine Journal has been published annually since 1907; The Gazette, begun in 1921 as a less formal publication, was replaced in 1986 with a quarterly newsletter. A reference library is maintained in Banff's Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies.
The birth of modern skiing in North America, nearly 1000 years later, can be credited to their direct descendants.
Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum
The Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum is located in Hamilton, Ont. While its official opening took place 28 November 1972, discussions about the concept had been taking place since 1962.