This impressive full-colour anthology celebrates the most exciting and memorable moments in Canadian sport in the 20th century. Sport has always been an integral thread of Canada's social fabric, and virtually every popular sport is profiled in this massive book. Sprinter Percy Williams' sweep of the 1928 Olympics; Rocket Richard scoring 50 goals in 50 games; Lorie Kane's golf victories; Marilyn Bell's grueling first-ever crossing of Lake Ontario in 1954; Paul Henderson's electrifying winning goal in the 1972 Canada-Russia games; Terry Fox's inspiring cross-country Marathon of Hope; the Blue Jays' two consecutive World Series wins - all these great stories, and hundreds more are gathered in this timeless, full-colour book. Many of the early accounts are culled from Maclean's and other magazines and newspaper articles of the time, imparting a unique immediacy and flavour to the text. In addition to the unparalleled amount of historical content, "Canada Our Century in Sport" contains articles and commentary by some of Canada's top athletes of the century: Ken Read, Mark Tewksbury, Hayley Wickenheiser, Ron Ellis, Brian Orser, and more.
As well as the extensive content from Maclean's archives, and other contributors include the Canadian Special Olympics, Canada's Sports Hall of Fame, and le Pantheon de Sport de Quebec. This book celebrates all aspects of sport - not just the victories. Many of the sports moments are memorable because of what they reveal about the character of the participants, or the passion of the moment. The sporting moments profiled in "Canada Our Century in Sport" come from track and field, swimming, horseracing, curling, golf, hockey, skating, skiing, baseball, basketball, football, and so many more. Compulsively readable, packed with entertaining and inspiring stories, jam-packed with hundreds of photographs - you've been waiting for this book!
Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside Ltd
Number of pages: 592
Weight: 2268 g
Dimensions: 310 x 232 x 34 mm
Edition: New edition