Canada Sports

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.

Will the Sexual Orientation of Michael Sam and Other LGBT Players Ever Be Irrelevant?

Avi Goldberg | Posted 05.28.2015 | Canada Living
Avi Goldberg

In the context of a fluid reality, one in which expectations and potentials for sexual minorities in both society and sports are both changing and not quite resolved, Michael Sam held an historic press conference in Montreal. And, reflective of both the desire for more change as well as the fact that we're not quite sure what to do to take those final steps, there was neither consensus on what needed to be asked and said about sexuality and sports nor on whether anything had to be asked or said about that subject at all

An Open Letter to the Toronto Maple Leafs

Avrum Rosensweig | Posted 05.03.2015 | Canada
Avrum Rosensweig

Toronto Maple Leafs, how did your confidence dissipate so thoroughly? Is it possible the challenge to the Toronto Maple Leafs does not only start and stop in the dressing room, during practices and throughout a game? Might it be the real trouble emanates from the psyche of the town in which you play and where I live. 

Don't Know A Single Thing About Sports?

Candidly Nicole | Posted 05.02.2015 | Canada Living

When you're married to a sports nut, sometimes it helps to know a little about their favorite teams. Like, for instance, what sport the team plays. So...

Can McDavid Turn The Floundering Oilers Around?

CP | Rob Drinkwater, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.20.2015 | Canada Alberta

"It's going to open up a lot of options for the Oilers."

Travel: Panorama B.C.

Vitamin Daily | Posted 04.01.2015 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

Our winter weekend getaway to the new-and-improved Panorama Mountain Resort in southeast B.C. took us to the top of the world--here's our itinerary to help you achieve great heights, too.

The World Cup Is Out To Ruin Hockey's Underdogs

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 03.27.2015 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

But the fact is, if I'm a Swiss hockey player, I don't really care if I'm not going to win a gold medal. Same if I'm Latvian or Slovenian, or anything else. I'm proud to play for my country -- I'm proud to lose with my country.

Top Tips for Cross-Country Skiing Newbies

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 03.23.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

Being outdoors and enjoying nature is one of the happiest parts of my life. Cross country skiing is in that category of happy experiences. In fact, it is probably at the very top of the list. It is an amazing way to be outside, get some fresh air and make friends. Best of all it is really easy to learn.

How To Snowshoe For Fitness

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 03.20.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

Photo Courtesy Of Grouse Mountain Last week, I wrote a blog about "The Many Health Benefits of Snowshoeing." I had such a great response and so many...

How to Find a Sports Bra That Fits Just Right

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 03.14.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

I am a curvy woman and also very active. When I first started running in 1991, I quickly understood the need for proper support. Recently, I spoke with Olivia Leroux, Marketing and Sales Manager of Anita Canada. Olivia shared with me the top tips for women of all shapes, to find the best fitting athletic bra.

Why Can't We Just Accept Baseball's Steroid Era?

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 03.10.2015 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

We all -- as fans -- pretended we were outraged and shocked when our favourite players, our icons were named to the lists and the reports and the chapters of Jose Canseco's memoir. In fact, we were pretending when we treated these guys as icons in the first place. They're just men... silly, stupid, bloated, inflated men with egos and fears and faults.

Get Organized: Family-Friendly Sports Leagues

Posted 12.15.2014 | Canada Travel

There are many reasons to get your kids involved in sports from a young age. It can help with their social skills, boost their self-esteem, give them ...

How Football Helped One Woman Reach Her Dreams

Dana Marie Krook | Posted 02.07.2015 | Canada Impact
Dana Marie Krook

Although for Taylor, football seems to be about fun, fitness and friends, she is building potential inside herself, as well as creating an example for other girls about what is possible when you go after what you want. Perhaps she doesn't see that just yet. But I think she will.

The Smart Sports Fan: Getting The Family To The Game Without Breaking The Bank

Posted 12.08.2014 | Canada Travel

For many children, going to your first professional sporting event with your parents is a rite of passage and an exercise in family bonding. But with ...

Vancouver Ready to Rock During Grey Cup Festival

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 01.27.2015 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

Even though the absence of the home team in the 102nd Grey Cup may disappoint fans in Vancouver, the city's mayor is still upbeat about the CFL championship game that takes place this weekend. It's an event that will entertain residents and visitors alike, mayor Gregor Robertson promised during a press conference on Wednesday.

Why The Maple Leafs Need To Embrace Their Fans' Hate

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 01.23.2015 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

In Toronto, it's better bad. It's better like this, with the Leafs believing in only themselves -- believing in nobody but whoever's in that locker room. That means not trusting the always-mocked, never-defined, too-general MEDIA -- going to the mattresses, so to speak. Burying themselves in their bunker until they're one with Lord Stanley's handiwork.

Hot Denim Trends for Fall

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 01.02.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Typically when I am rolling into Vancouver, I am wearing the cyclist's uniform of a merino wool top, waterproof jacket and stretchy cycling pants. In the back of my mind, I had always thought of how fantastic it would be if I could arrive to a meeting wearing something stylish and comfortable to ride in. My day has finally come.

How Athletic Pressure Can Harm Youth

Alyson Jones | Posted 12.21.2014 | Canada
Alyson Jones

The human body is fascinating. It has been part of the human journey to understand and study how the human body works and achieves what it does. There...

7 Golf Hotels to Swing Away the Winter Blues

Trivago.ca | Posted 12.09.2014 | Canada
Trivago.ca

Why not take a vacation and lower your handicap on a sunnier green? Hotel comparison site trivago.ca researched the world's greatest courses to find the best golf hotels that are sure to be a hole in one all year-round. Whether you're travelling with your buddies, your sweetheart, or with the whole family in tow, there's no reason to stop golfing just because it's the "off-season."

There's More to Being a Sports Fan Than You Think

David Martin | Posted 11.08.2014 | Canada
David Martin

I know a lot of folks think they're football fans without considering what has to be done to prepare for the upcoming season. For some reason, they think they can just wile away the summer and start their TV football viewing with no preparation. Serious fans, however, know that the key to successful sports viewing is preparation, lots of preparation.

Back to School: Preventing Concussions on the Playing Field

University of Toronto News | Posted 11.05.2014 | Canada Living
University of Toronto News

As kids head back to school, hoping to make this year's sports teams, University of Toronto public health professor and family doctor Ross Upshur is calling for stronger action to prevent sports-related concussion in children and youth.

The Most Popular Sport You've Never Heard Of

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 10.14.2014 | Canada
Sajeel Qureshi

Cricket is the sport of choice for many throughout the world. England, India, The West Indies, Australia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Australia, South Africa and Bangladesh are all cricket-mad nations. It is either the national sport (England) or one of the most widely watched/played sport in huge markets throughout the Eastern Hemisphere.