Monday, July 18, 2011

Celebrating Canada {A Canadian Alphabet}

H is for hockey, that game that we play from summer's last whisper to snow's melting away. We like to play rough--we can show you our scars--it's something we care for, it'll always be ours.

"Did you know?"soliloquy

Hockey isn't our only national game. Did you know that in 1891, James Naismith, a Canadian physical education teacher, invented the game of basketball for an indoor winter sport to keep his football players in shape? He used a soccer ball and a peach basket and had a few problems retrieving the ball until he replaced the basket with a rim and net.

I is for islands with no borders of land, like Montreal, Vancouver and, of course Newfoundland. In Victoria, in Baffin and so many more, you'll find the roar of the water by the quiet of the shore.

PEI--Confederate Bridge connecting Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick.

Building on Vancouver Island.

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