Canada Sports

Why I'm Lucky Andre De Grasse Is My Son

Beverley De Grasse | Posted 07.22.2016 | Canada Parents
Beverley De Grasse

As a parent you don't set out to raise a high-performance athlete, you set out to raise a good kid who will mature into an honourable and productive adult. As he was growing up, I didn't really know that my son, Andre De Grasse, would be one of Canada's top track and field athletes on his way to compete at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games!

You Play Like A Girl? Good For You

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 07.11.2016 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

Teamwork is of course one of the biggest benefits in sports for kids, but a recent study shows that while this is cited as one of the key benefits of girls staying in sports (as well as increased confidence and leadership skills), half of girls quit playing sports by the end of puberty.

The Secret To Cristiano Ronaldo's Success? Super Self-Confidence

Dr. Ivan Joseph | Posted 07.07.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Ivan Joseph

Self-confidence as a skill that anyone can build, practice and master. It is the belief in your ability to accomplish the task at hand, no matter the odds, no matter the difficulty, no matter the adversity. Self-confidence is like a muscle. The more you practice, the stronger it gets.

Must Watch: Outstanding Sports Moments

Posted 07.06.2016 | Canada Living

Awe-inspiring sports moments that give us goosebumps. From the AOL Partner Studio

The One Thing I Want For My Canadian Olympian Son

Lucie Huot | Posted 07.07.2016 | Canada Parents
Lucie Huot

Normalcy is something we all take for granted sometimes as the comforts of our day-to-day lives often seem too simple. For a high performance para-athlete like my son, some days are far from the usual and so normalcy is the one thing I try to maintain in his life.

The Three Ways I Raised A Canadian Olympian

Beverly Labbe | Posted 07.21.2016 | Canada Parents
Beverly Labbe

We all want our children to reach their full potential and the same is true when you're raising an Olympic athlete. My daughter, Stephanie Labbe, started playing soccer when she was 12 and from that point on, a large part of the whole family's life was spent on sport fields and arenas.

How I Taught A Canadian Olympian To Reach New Heights

Jane MacLennan | Posted 07.06.2016 | Canada Parents
Jane MacLennan

Failure is essential to success. That was an important lesson for my daughter, trampolinist and London 2012 Olympic Games gold medalist Rosie MacLennan.

How I Raised Canadian Olympian Mark Oldershaw

Connie-Lee Oldershaw | Posted 07.07.2016 | Canada Parents
Connie-Lee Oldershaw

Coming from a long line of athletes doesn't guarantee a medal, but doing whatever it takes to have your child succeed may be the thing that helps someone get there.

Low-Impact Exercises That Actually Work

Posted 07.08.2016 | Canada Living

In our twenties we would go to the gym and train hard without thinking twice about the stress we were putting on our joints. Things change as we age a...

Hayley Wickenheiser's Inspiring Message To Young Athletes

Posted 07.06.2016 | Canada Living

In partnership with Robax, we sat down with the seasoned athlete to talk about the state of women's hockey and what future generations of hockey players can do to engage in safe play.

This Summer's Hottest Sunglasses

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 06.29.2016 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Protecting your eyes is of the utmost importance all year long. This summer, don't compromise protection over style. A high quality sunglass should protect your eyes from UV rays, glare, impact and give you the best visual experience.

Hayley Wickenheiser On Hockey, Back Pain And Recovery

Posted 07.07.2016 | Canada Living

At 37 years old, Hayley Wickenheiser is the oldest active member of the Canadian Women's National Hockey Team and has four Olympic gold medals and seven gold World Championship titles under her belt.

Remember Playing These Games As Kids?

Posted 06.27.2016 | Canada Living

Rediscover your inner child and take part in these activities we played as kids. From the AOL Partner Studio.

7 Great Reasons To Get Your Butt On A Bicycle

Melanie Nathan | Posted 06.14.2016 | Canada Living
Melanie Nathan

Balancing on a self-propelled, two-wheeled mechanism is not everyone's cup of tea. Those who do it, though, agree that it's one of the most exciting experiences. Cycling is an activity that has significant social, economical and health benefits. And with all the new technologies available, it's only getting better.

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.

6 Places To Meet Tamil Singles

TamilCulture | Posted 05.26.2016 | Canada Living
TamilCulture

I'm a happily married Tamil man sharing my insights in terms of where I think Tamil singles will have the most luck with meeting other Tamil singles. This list was a result of recent discussions I've had with single friends. By discussion, I mean more of a debate with me trying to get them to think beyond the standard club or bar/lounge.

Casual Summer Style That Goes From Hike To High Street

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 05.12.2016 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

I love the idea of having a wardrobe I can wear when I am enjoying the outdoors and also in the city. Living in Vancouver there are so many opportunities to enjoy nature. But after a hike, I may need to go to the store or the bank. How can you dress for a hike and for shopping in town afterwards?

I Can't Be Everything To My Boys (And That's OK)

Erin Silver | Posted 05.11.2016 | Canada Parents
Erin Silver

I started my single mom journey thinking I had to be everything to my boys, but now I know it's not true, or even possible. And it's not even necessary. Of all the things I can't do, or do well enough, I've been lucky to find others who will enrich my boys' lives and pick up the slack.

There's A Reason Running Culture Is Exploding Across Canada

Bonnie Doan | Posted 05.02.2016 | Canada Living
Bonnie Doan

Whether the motivation is fitness, mental health, being part of a community or supporting a great cause, everyone has something to gain from a sport as simple as putting one foot in front of the other.

I Love How Sports Transcend Barriers To Let Us Come Together

Jagneet Singh | Posted 05.02.2016 | Canada Living
Jagneet Singh

Simply put, sports has a way of connecting people. When you throw on your team colours, you're no longer a Sikh, Jew, Christian, White, or Black. You're simply a fan. And the only thing that matters in that moment is realizing the dream of seeing your team lift up the trophy one day and host a parade on your home streets.

Faking Your Way Through A Football Match

Mike Sholars | Posted 04.04.2016 | Canada Living
Mike Sholars

In my life, I've probably watched two or three football games to completion. I've played half a game of FIFA before politely insisting we play Mario Kart instead. Most player names I know are from a fictional commercial in The Simpsons.

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.

Spring Skiing Tips For Newbies

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 03.07.2016 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

Spring is the perfect time to start skiing. The weather is milder, the slopes aren't too busy and with softer snow, usually it is easier to learn on. To find out the top tips on how newbies can learn how to ski this spring, I spoke with Nick Castagnoli, Brand and Communications Manager, Group Rossignol, NA.

A Beginner's Guide To Skate Skiing

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 02.26.2016 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

Skate skiing is a relatively new technique that evolved in the early 1980s that completely revolutionized the sport of cross country skiing. In essence, it was discovered that ski racers could generate more power and propel themselves with more acceleration and velocity by employing a skate movement similar to ice skating.

Today's Kids Could Use A Lesson In Healthy Competition

Silken Laumann | Posted 02.08.2016 | Canada Parents
Silken Laumann

I think competition is good for us, and is critical to helping us find performances that we didn't know we had. Sometimes I feel we have become so sensitive about not leaving anybody feeling left out that we have all but obliterated competition in our schools, and to a large degree in our workplaces. Nobody gets recognized, and actually nobody feels special.