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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.
Canada Games (Jeux du Canada)
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.
The Calgary Flames are a franchise in the National Hockey League based in Calgary, Alberta. The Flames won the Stanley Cup in 1989.
Montreal Arena/Aréna de Montréal
Montreal Arena/Aréna de Montréal. Covered amphitheatre, intended mainly for sporting events and horse-shows and erected in 1898 on Ste-Catherine St West at the corner of Wood Avenue.
Canadian Ski Marathon
In 1967 several hundred cross-country skiers led by former Canadian National Ski team member, Don MacLeod, celebrated the Centennial year by skiing 100 miles (160 km) from Montréal to Ottawa.
In Canada, hunting at will for food is possible for Indigenous peoples belonging to groups that obtained that right when they ceded lands under treaty, and for Indigenous peoples belonging to other groups by virtue of acknowledged aboriginal title.
Pan Am Games Wrap Up
From the outset, hosting the 1999 PAN-AMERICAN GAMES was seen by many Winnipeggers as a chance to put their city squarely in the international spotlight.
Canadian Olympic Hockey Teams
Hockey is Canada's national winter game and arguably its greatest contribution to world sport, and this prowess undeniably translates to the Olympic arena as well.
Speed-skating races are held for men and women both indoors and outdoors. Outdoor races are held on open-air oval tracks 400 m in length. Two competitors race in separate lanes against the clock, changing lanes at each lap so that both skaters go the same distance.
Calgary Stampede 90th Anniversary
Rod Warren remembers vividly the first time he competed professionally at the Calgary Stampede. It was 1989 and Warren, a 21-year-old greenhorn from the northern Alberta community of Valleyview, found himself in the company of riders he had idolized while growing up.
British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum
The British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum was founded to pay tribute to those British Columbians who have brought special honour to the province through their sports accomplishments.
Politicians lobbied to hold the race in their constituencies in the early years. It was raced in Ontario at Toronto, Guelph, St Catharines, Whitby, Kingston, Barrie, Woodstock, Picton, London, Hamilton and Ottawa before it settled permanently, with the Queen's approval, in Toronto in 1883.
Figure skating is a sport that tests style and technical skill. The most important championships are the Olympic Games and the World, European and Four Continents Championships. The Grand Prix Series consists of six senior international events, including Skate Canada (first staged in 1973). Many Canadian figure skaters have achieved distinction at the international level by winning championships and medals; several have entered the record books by being the first to successfully perform challenging new jumps.
Schenley Awards, emblematic of excellence in Canadian professional football, were originally created to honour the most outstanding player in the CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE in 1953. That year Billy Vessels of the Edmonton Eskimos became the first recipient.
Although informal ski jumping had taken place for decades, the first officially measured jump (30.5 m) was made by Sondre Norheim in Norway in 1860. About 20 years later, Scandinavian miners and lumbermen brought the sport to western Canada, where it flourished.
Snowshoeing is a form of physical activity that uses two wooden-frame "shoes," each strung together with interlaced webbing, to walk or run over snow.
Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame
Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame, in Regina, captures the rich sports history of the province. It was established in 1966 to honour outstanding athletes, championship teams and sports personalities. Its present location, the old land titles building, is protected as a heritage site by the province.
Solitaire is the common name for 13 species of New World thrushes, one of which occurs in Canada.
Roller sports offer a wide range of recreational and competitive activities, utilizing either traditional or inline skates.