Reading hockey at the Canadian Museum of History

By Jennifer Anderson Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is about more than just “stuff”; it is also the home of leading experts in Canadian history and culture. While LAC archivist Jennifer Anderson was at the Canadian Museum of History (CMH) … Continue reading

“Unity Through Sport”: Organizing the first Canada Games in Québec in 1967

By Normand Laplante Minus 33 degrees Celsius (wind chill: –52)! It was bone-chillingly cold when the competitions started at the first Canada Winter Games, in the city of Québec on February 12, 1967. Three days later, organizers and athletes faced more … Continue reading

125 years ago today: the invention of basketball and the Canadian participants in the first ever basketball game

By Normand Laplante December 21, 2016 marks the 125th anniversary of the invention of basketball by Canadian James Naismith and of the first game ever played. In the fall of 1891, Naismith was studying to become a YMCA physical education … Continue reading