Canada Hockey

Why Don't Canadians Know Any Canadian Painters?

Grant Gordon | Posted 06.20.2016 | Canada Living
Grant Gordon

A Mainstreet Research poll found that 54% of adult Canadians cannot name a single Canadian visual artist, living or dead. In contrast, the poll also found that 97% of adult Canadians can name at least three Canadian hockey players. Are we really so divorced from art a majority of us can't name Emily Carr, Tom Thomson, Jean-Paul Riopelle or Norval Morrisseau?

Toronto Maple Leaf Fans, Be Careful What You Wish For

Robert Waite | Posted 06.20.2016 | Canada
Robert Waite

The stars seem to be aligning for the Toronto Maple Leafs as they head into their 100th anniversary season. The team won the NHL lottery and will have the first draft pick on Friday. In coach Mike Babcock, GM Lou Lamoriello and President Brendan Shanahan they have arguably the most impressive (and expensive) management cadre in NHL history.

When Will We Stop Treating Women And Girls Differently In Sports?

Emily Cornelius | Posted 06.08.2016 | Canada Living
Emily Cornelius

I was roughly six or seven years old and I had been playing hockey and baseball for a couple of years already. What I couldn't get out of my head was how I never thought of it as someone "letting me" play sports. In my six or seven-year-old mind, it was more of a "who's going to stop me" situation.

How I'm Honouring My Grandmother On Mother's Day

Mitchell McLean | Posted 05.06.2016 | Canada Living
Mitchell McLean

When my grandmother was in her early 70s, her children and grandchildren quickly learned that something wasn't quite right. My grandfather had recently passed away and my grandmother was living alone in her house in Charlottetown. When we went to visit her, we were never sure if she would recognize us.

Edmonton's Real Estate Market Will Love The Oilers' Move To Rogers Place

YPNextHome | Posted 04.07.2016 | Canada Alberta
YPNextHome

The common belief that new arenas and sports stadiums are slam-dunk wins for their billionaire owners and millionaire players, but big fat goose eggs for the local economy... Well, that could be dead wrong. A report not only suggests the opposite, but says such projects actually boost surrounding real estate values.

Let's Give Losing Hockey Teams Something To Play For

David Martin | Posted 04.04.2016 | Canada Living
David Martin

Canadian-based teams aren't very good. Despite league-leading attendance and legions of diehard fans, our teams seldom compare favourably with U.S.-based teams. What can we do in the meantime to maintain fan interest in our national game? The answer to our current dilemma: a playoff battle of the also-rans.

Being A Hockey Mom Is Tough But Totally Worth It

Miriam Porter | Posted 03.31.2016 | Canada Parents
Miriam Porter

Unfortunately there are officially no Canadian NHL teams in the playoffs this season. But that doesn't mean children across Canada didn't have a great time playing our national sport. And hey, there's always next year. Here are six things I learned from being a hockey mom.

Support Our Young Female Athletes On And Off The Ice

Caroline Ouellette | Posted 03.14.2016 | Canada Living
Caroline Ouellette

Women's hockey is evolving and the divide between female and male athletes is blurring. Canadians are viewing female athletes as just that, athletes. We're not satisfied with the notion of "they play well for a girls team." Female competitors play well, period.

Canadians Still Believe They Own Hockey (Sorry Obama)

Jack Jedwab | Posted 03.14.2016 | Canada Politics
Jack Jedwab

There is a serious prospect that none of the Canadian teams will make the National Hockey League playoffs, an issue that has been the object of a fair bit of discussion in the sports media. Last week hockey moved to the very center of cultural diplomacy when standing alongside Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, President Barack Obama questioned Canada's hockey dominance by pointing out that the Stanley Cup was currently the propriety of Chicago, the President's home town.

Fun Ways To Get Your Heart Pumping This Winter

The Huffington Post Canada | Caroline Topperman | Posted 01.29.2016 | Canada Living

Let's get outside and get our hearts pumping!

The Hockey-Industrial Complex Is Failing Canada's Young Players

Grant Gordon | Posted 01.06.2016 | Canada Living
Grant Gordon

Maybe we've lost sight of the forest for the trees, letting hockey become an industry. We should remember it's a game, and let kids play and learn through play. Bringing back some freedom into minor hockey, returning a sense of play to the game, will help develop creative skills and, in turn, help us win.

Fans React To Canada's Elimination At The World Juniors

CBC | CBC News | Posted 01.02.2016 | Canada

Canada is finnished.

Canada Falls 6-5 To Finland At IIHF World Juniors

CP | Joan Chidley-Hill, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.02.2016 | Canada Living

Canada lost a wild 6-5 quarter-final decision to Finland on Saturday at the world junior hockey championship.

B.C. Mountaintop Hockey Game + Former NHLers = Whoa, Canada

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 12.24.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"Skating around on that perfect ice... it takes you back."

John Candy Sponsored Our Hockey Team When I Was 12

Slapshot Diaries | Posted 12.24.2015 | Canada Living
Slapshot Diaries

He was our sponsor, with "Candy Productions" on the bottom under my last name on the back of our Georgetown Rep jerseys. We didn't really focus on it too much, at least until John came to a game. This was the first time it hit us: John Candy was in the Orangeville arena to cheer on his team.

What's Better Than Your Team Winning A Championship?

Sulemaan Ahmed | Posted 12.11.2015 | Canada Impact
Sulemaan Ahmed

This post is based on recent experience where I saw the power of good when a community of incredible people supported a special kid named Alex who has the heart of a lion and is a champion in my books.

Major League Sports - The Best Way To Get To Know A City

Rebecca Field Jager | Posted 11.18.2015 | Canada Travel
Rebecca Field Jager

If you're like many travellers visiting a city, beyond taking in the usual tourist attractions, you probably enjoy wandering off the beaten path to get a better sense of the town. Although exploring different districts and hoods can be fun, what's an even bigger blast -- and a sure way of finding out what makes the locals tick -- is to attend a major league sporting event.

Participation Trophies Are Worth Celebrating

Her Magazine | Posted 10.25.2015 | Canada Parents
Her Magazine

James Harrison's message is that it's not always enough to give 100 per cent. We believe the exact opposite -- all you need to do is give 100 per cent. In life, you will win some and lose some, but if you raise your kids to understand the importance of giving it their all then you have done your job as a parent.

10 Ways to Make Marketing Go Viral

Mary Charleson | Posted 10.02.2015 | Canada Business
Mary Charleson

This week, Tim Hortons uploaded a series of commercials to YouTube featuring Nova Scotia hometown boys Sidney Crosby and Nate MacKinnon serving up coffee. It elicited numerous tweets, Instagram posts and Facebook statuses at the time, and even garnered TV coverage. This campaign subscribes to many of the 10 top reasons things go viral, methods you too can use to spread your business' message.

Searching for My Hockey Hero

Lisa Abram | Posted 10.01.2015 | Canada Living
Lisa Abram

I understood the importance of the Toronto Maple Leafs as an institution when my dad took me to a Toronto Marlies game around 1973 and I caught my first puck. In my 10-year-old mind, that black piece of rubber was as close to hockey royalty as I could ever imagine touching.

For Some of Canada's Best Female Athletes, Look to the Ice

Aviva Cohen | Posted 09.21.2015 | Canada Living
Aviva Cohen

In less than 10 years, the Canadian Women's Hockey League (CWHL) has established itself as a premiere hockey organization for female athletes in North America. The CWHL doesn't just provide all-star level competition for elite players on the ice. The league focuses off ice on developing female leaders who contribute to the sport in community fundraising events, management and coaching roles.

How Many Deaths Will it Take Before We Redefine Masculinity?

Toula Drimonis | Posted 09.21.2015 | Canada Living
Toula Drimonis

News that former NHL enforcer Todd Ewen's recent death was ruled a suicide saddened me. There is no doubt in my mind that competitive sports exact a physical and mental toll on professional athletes -- deaths are not just the consequences of a violent game and the long-term nefarious effects of injuries incurred on these athlete's bodies and brains, but a reflection of a society that does not allow for its men to be weak.

Public Appeals for Live Organ Donors Aren't Selfish

Jennifer Chandler | Posted 05.26.2016 | Canada Living
Jennifer Chandler

The public response to the appeal on behalf of Eugene Melnyk, owner of the Ottawa Senators hockey team, for a liver donor has been a heart-warming demonstration of the generosity of our community. Fortunately, a donor was found and the transplant was performed in time to save his life. But is it fair that he received a donation when many others are waiting, and dying, on the waitlist for a transplant? This is one of the common themes in the commentary in the news over the past few days.

Social Media Can Help Rebuild the Dwindling #LeafsNation

Jeff Quipp | Posted 05.02.2016 | Canada Business
Jeff Quipp

Season after season begins with hope and promise, but ends with disappointment. The hopelessness of being a Leaf fan may continue to affect the franchise's followers, and therefore the bottom line, unless they look at alternative ways to mend that relationship. Building trust through social media is the best way to reach the most powerful fan demographic to date.

Harper Explains Why He Didn't Wear A Jets Jersey

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.23.2015 | Canada Politics

WINNIPEG - Prime Minister Stephen Harper has explained his Jets wardrobe malfunction.Harper's choice of jersey raised a few eyebrows when he was spott...