Canada Sports

Extreme Sports Are Taking Canada's Winter Culture To New Heights

Christian Papillon | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada Living
Christian Papillon

In Canada, there's no question that winter sports are a part of our culture. Our tried and true sports like hockey will always be a staple, but more extreme, non-traditional sports have experienced intense growth in recent years, taking our winter culture to new heights.

Get Ready To Hit The Slopes With These Exercises

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 11.18.2015 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Whether you are a veteran on the slopes or a newbie braving the hills for the first time, the exercises below will strengthen your body so that you can ski and snowboard with (relatively) fewer aches and pains.

Patrick Chan Felt 'Lighter' After Comeback Performance

CP | Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.02.2015 | Canada Alberta

"We got through it.''

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.

Olympic Speedskater Back On The Ice After Motorcycle Accident

CP | Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.20.2015 | Canada Alberta

"I'm not going to retire."

Blue Jays GM Quiet On Don Cherry's MLB Conspiracy Theory

CP | John Chidley-Hill, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.13.2015 | Canada Living

"We'll let him have his opinions."

Blue Jays Head Into Must-Win Game Against Rangers

CP | Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.12.2015 | Canada Living

The Jays are trailing Texas 2-1 in the best-of-five American League Division Series.

This Stirring Video Made Us Believe The Leafs Can Be Champs Again

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 10.07.2015 | Canada

We still believe.

Real Sports Ups its Game

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 09.30.2015 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

Up until now, Real Sports Bar & Grill and the Toronto Blue Jays shared some uncanny qualities. Both are well known brands and ongoing support for these entities are due to hopes for a positive experience. But instead, we end up with subpar sentiments -- the former with drab & dismally made bar food and the latter with season after disappointing season.

How to Prevent Sabotaging Your Own Fitness Goals

Mandy Gill | Posted 09.23.2015 | Canada Living
Mandy Gill

Have you ever wondered how empowering it would feel to make a commitment to yourself in fitness and/or nutrition and fully follow through with it? Forget resolutions, forget starting Monday. You are fully capable of becoming fitter, faster, losing weight, gaining weight, running a half-marathon.

Empower Your Team by Raising Your Expectations

Dr. Ivan Joseph | Posted 09.22.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Ivan Joseph

When Roger Bannister broke the record in the four-minute mile, he achieved what seemed impossible -- But within a year of that breakthrough, 24 other people broke the four-minute mile. What changed?Innovation doesn't happen unless somebody goes out there and sets the path for others to follow. Help your team become trailblazers by constantly encouraging them to go beyond the status go.

Why Is CBC TV So Consumed With Sports Broadcasting?

Barry Kiefl | Posted 09.16.2015 | Canada Business
Barry Kiefl

Some would say, so what, it's the best the CBC can do in an era of shrinking budgets and audience fragmentation. Besides, that's what the audience wants. True, people love sports but has CBC ever asked the audience if all the sports programming could be found on other channels, would they prefer a CBC focused more on quality drama and entertainment?

Rider And Horse Make History Show-Jumping At Spruce Meadows

CBC | Posted 09.14.2015 | Canada Alberta

It's a first in the sport's 250 year history.

How to Choose the Perfect Sports Bra

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 09.04.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

I started running in 1991. During this time, finding a good, supportive sports bra was really limited. The sports bras were mostly cross back and strapped you in. There wasn't much stretch and I could barely breathe -- the bras were so restrictive. At the end of a long run, I would have painful chafing. Not fun.

Want to Be Empowered? Go to the Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games

Dr. Ivan Joseph | Posted 08.08.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Ivan Joseph

If we can learn one thing from the Parapan Am athletes, it's that we can fulfill our dreams and find greatness in the most difficult and unconventional of circumstances. But we need to believe in ourselves, first and foremost. Then we need to follow through with hard work and grit. The Toronto Parapan Am Games will be the largest ever held, with more than 1600 athletes from 28 countries. Attend the Games to support the athletes but, more importantly, to be inspired and empowered by them.

What Aspiring Female Leaders Can Learn From the World of Sports

Betty Ann Heggie | Posted 08.06.2015 | Canada Business
Betty Ann Heggie

There are many lessons aspiring women leaders can learn from sports coaches and managers. First, there's the importance of connecting with others to build a cohesive team, then there's using positive self-talk to enhance performance, and finally there is looking forward, rather than backward, when the opposition scores a goal.

We Can Decide What Our Pan Am Legacy Will Be

Jon Packer | Posted 07.28.2015 | Canada Living
Jon Packer

The legacy debate this week is now about whether the Pan Am Games will lead Toronto to an Olympic bid. The reality is it doesn't matter. Toronto has already won by hosting a pan-American event that has taught us we can make this city any way we choose.

How to Stand up Paddle Board

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 07.23.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

Some of my favourite memories are paddling and laughing with friends. Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) has really taken off in the past few years and it seems now more than ever people are trying this fun outdoor activity.

13 Sports That Hit The Big Leagues At Pan Am And Para Pan Am Games

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 07.15.2015 | Canada Living

If you still aren't on the Pan Am bandwagon, it's time to climb aboard. The 2015 games, which started on July 10th, are the third largest internati...

4 Ways to Build Self-Confidence and Boost Your Performance

Dr. Ivan Joseph | Posted 07.12.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Ivan Joseph

Self-confidence is the belief in your ability to accomplish the task at hand. Extensive evidence shows this belief in oneself has positive impact on performance. Research shows that self-confidence is a universal skill that anyone can learn with little effort, not an innate ability reserved for the elite among us.

In Sport Inclusion, There Are No Sidelines

Kristina Flynn | Posted 07.09.2015 | Canada Impact
Kristina Flynn

Sport and recreation is something we're all exposed to -- from gym class as children, to swim class as seniors -- sport has the potential to lift people up and bring us together. But for many, recreational sport can also be the first time they experience exclusion and discrimination.

Olympian Asks Twitter To Name Her Baby

CP | Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.30.2015 | Canada Alberta

"People probably think we're crazy, but it's fun. It will be a fun story to tell our child."

This Program Helped My Son With Epilepsy Play Sports Again

Epilepsy Ontario | Posted 06.30.2015 | Canada Parents
Epilepsy Ontario

When my son Griffin was diagnosed with epilepsy at two years old, I mourned his loss of minor hockey and other organized sports -- activities I assumed he'd never play. Thankfully, when Griffin was five, his mother found the Game On program offered at London's Epilepsy Support Centre

A Win at the Women's World Cup Isn't a Win For Women's Rights

Jess Tomlin | Posted 06.26.2015 | Canada Living
Jess Tomlin

The right for women to play and attend sports is still, very literally, not an equal playing field. We have only to look as far as the complaint that female FIFA athletes filed to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario to know this is true. But, sadly, we cannot stop there. In other words, we must not mistake a win at the World Cup as a win for women's rights. In fact, just last Wednesday as my Canadian daughter sat in the stadium cheering France to victory, men in Tehran were protesting women being allowed--in very limited numbers--inside Iranian stadiums. We have a long way to go.

Fantasy Leagues Are No Longer Just for Sports

Jason Meller | Posted 06.10.2015 | Canada
Jason Meller

I believe that if anyone could ever duplicate "the experience" of fantasy sports, and find a way to apply it to other genres outside of sports, it could be a huge success. Recently, I've found a couple of great examples that have successfully transitioned the fantasy sports experience, and brought it to new pop culture audiences.