Photos from a century of British Columbia sports collected in new book

Lui Passaglia is lifted onto his teammates’ shoulders at the 1994 Grey Cup. Arlen Redekop/Province [PNG Merlin Archive].

Over the last century, BC has been home to some of Canada’s best Olympic athletes, speed skaters, hockey and football players and more. A newly published book provides, for the first time, a pictorial history of accomplishments by the province’s most prominent athletes.

Written/collated by sports librarian/archivist Kate Bird, Magic Moments features nearly 500 photos spanning 100 years. Find out more below.

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Photos from a century of British Columbia sports collected in new book

[CLOSED] WIN TICKETS to the Ultimate Rugby Test Match: Canada vs USA

Long-time rivalry renewed – CANADA VS USA

International Rugby returns to Vancouver, presented by Rugby Canada & DHL. Canada’s Men’s National Team will host its rivals from south of the border, USA, in an international test match on September 7th at BC Place.  This will be the final warm-up match for both teams before heading to Japan for the 2019 Rugby World Cup!

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[CLOSED] WIN TICKETS to the Ultimate Rugby Test Match: Canada vs USA

Curling Rocks! The unique winter sport that nobody’s talking about…

Curling in Vancouver

Image courtesy of BC Living | Flickr.com

Curling seems to be the sport that everyone remembers only when the winter Olympic Games roll around. For the uninitiated, the sport involves rolling a heavy rock down a long stretch of ice, while people run beside it and furiously sweep. Uh, what?

While hockey and lacrosse may be more commonly known as the national sports of Canada, curling should follow up as a close 3rd on the list. The winter sport is a favourite among those who enjoy low impact sports based on precision…

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Curling Rocks! The unique winter sport that nobody’s talking about…

Best Places to go Ice Skating in Vancouver

skating in vancouver

There’s nothing quite like the giddy joy that comes from zipping around on an ice rink. Especially when you master the ability of actually stopping without having to slam into the side boards or crash into a friend…

Vancouver is lucky to have quite a few options for ice skating that go beyond the usual rinks located in each community centre around town. Better yet, most offer cheap rentals for skates and steaming cups of hot chocolate.

So grab your mittens and a scarf, because these are some of the best places to go ice skating in Vancouver:

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Best Places to go Ice Skating in Vancouver

Scenic Mountain Biking Coming to Vancouver’s Grouse Mountain This Summer!

Written by Carly Whetter

One of the best places to get a spectacular view of the Vancouver’s mountains, rainforest, and sea, is at Grouse Mountain, also known as the Peak of Vancouver. This June Grouse Mountain is set to launch their Scenic Mountain Biking experience, where guests can rent a bike on the top of the mountain and either enjoy a 2-hour guided tour to scenic viewpoints or access two marked trails on a self-guided excursion.
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Scenic Mountain Biking Coming to Vancouver’s Grouse Mountain This Summer!

Registration for 2018 SeaWheeze Half Marathon Opens January 25

Seawheeze Vancouver 2018

Image courtesy of The SeaWheeze™ lululemon Half Marathon

The Lululemon SeaWheeze Half Marathon isn’t your average run. In fact, it may just be the most beautiful and ridiculously fun half marathon in the world! This September, over 10,000 runners will descend on Vancouver to sweat it out over a weekend of yoga, running, and one heck of an after party!

Registration for the SeaWheeze 2018 half marathon opens months in advance and typically sells out in minutes (sometimes seconds!) So, if you’re planning on registering for the seventh annual SeaWheeze Half Marathon taking place in September 2018, we’ve detailed all the information you need to know below!

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Registration for 2018 SeaWheeze Half Marathon Opens January 25

Tickets to Vancouver Basketball Showcase On Sale Now!

Need a last-minute Christmas gift for a special sports-loving someone?

How about tickets to the inaugural Vancouver Showcase – a new premier annual NCAA basketball event coming to Vancouver in November 2018?

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Tickets to Vancouver Basketball Showcase On Sale Now!