The Edmonton Eskimos are a community-owned football team that plays in the West Division of the Canadian Football League (CFL). In the CFL’s modern era (post-Second World War), the Eskimos have won the Grey Cup championship 14 times, second only to the 16 championships held by the Toronto Argonauts. This included three victories in a row from 1954 to 1956 and an unprecedented five straight championships from 1978 to 1982. The club also holds a North American professional sports record for reaching the playoffs in 34 consecutive seasons between 1972 and 2005. Notable Eskimos alumni include former Alberta premiers Peter Lougheed and Don Getty, former lieutenant-governor of Alberta Norman Kwong and former Edmonton mayor Bill Smith.
The Canadian Open is an annual event run by the Royal Canadian Golf Association for professionals and amateurs who qualify. It is the fourth-oldest national GOLF championship in the world, having first been played in 1904 at the Royal Montreal Golf Club.
Jiu-jitsu is a martial art developed by the warrior class of Japan. The modern martial ways of JUDO, Aikido, Hapkido, Nippon Shorinji Kempo and some systems of KARATE-doh all have their roots in Jiu-jitsu.
While British immigrants and military personnel initially fostered rugby's development, touring teams to and from Canada also helped to promote the game by demonstrating its international appeal.
Allan Cup, trophy emblematic of the senior amateur hockey championship of Canada. It was donated by Sir H. Montagu Allan shortly after the Stanley Cup became the trophy of professional hockey.
Baseball is a game played with a bat and ball between 2 teams (of 9 players each), which alternate between being at bat and in the field. The object is to score runs by advancing players counter-clockwise around 4 bases, each 90 feet (27.5 m) apart.
Nexus has developed its repertoire to accommodate performances with small orchestra, symphony orchestra in both classical and pop concerts, with band, wind or chamber ensembles, as well as solo programs.
Highland Games originated among the Scots' Celtic ancestors and became a customary part of their life.
Since 1970, Canadian junior hockey has been divided into two categories: Major Junior and Junior A. Canadian Major Junior hockey is governed by the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) that encompasses the three big Canadian Leagues.
After the heroic row to the finish by the Canadian men's four last Saturday, after the photo finish showed they'd failed, by a mere 8-100ths of a second, to catch Great Britain, Buffy Williams walked as close to the Olympic medal podium as security would permit to witness a silver medal being draped over her husband Barney's head.Maclean's
RICK SAY didn't march out to the pool deck for the men's 200-m freestyle final. He sauntered. He drank in the packed crowd, the flags, the giant scoreboard that had his name alongside Australia's Ian Thorpe, U.S. phenom Michael Phelps and the Netherlands' Pieter van den Hoogenband.Maclean's
The evolution of the aerials event in freestyle skiing can be traced back to 1907, when the first flip on skis was recorded.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are a football team that plays in the Canadian Football League. Located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the Blue Bombers have alternated between the league’s West Division and East Division; they are currently part of the West Division. Since its founding in 1930, the team has won 10 Grey Cup championships.
Long Point is a 40-km long sand spit on the north shore of Lake Erie. The longest spit in Canada, Long Point is the best surviving example of a wetlands and dune ecosystem in the Great Lakes basin.
Hockey is Canada's official national winter sport and perhaps its greatest contribution to world sport. Canada is considered the birthplace of ice hockey, and Canadians generally regard the sport as their own.
The most common form of hiking is that which takes place in our community or city parks and open spaces for a morning walk or a weekend family stroll. In this case it is more closely associated with walking (for pleasure), which remains the most popular activity participated in by Canadians.
The Hockey Hall of Fame, founded on 10 September 1943, was the result of meetings of the NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE and the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association. Kingston's mayor, Stuart Crawford, was elected its president.
In 1999 the Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy was added to the NHL's awards for individual excellence.
Traditional lacrosse sticks are made of a single piece of wood, bent to form the head of the stick (the part used for catching, carrying, and throwing the ball). Traditionally, Indigenous stick makers wrapped pliable steamed hickory around a tree in order to bend it.
The Canada Games are a national sporting event held every two years in Canada, both the Winter and Summer Games being held at four-year intervals.