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  1. Sports



    • HREF="http://www.pch.gc.ca/pgm/sc/index-eng.cfm">Sport
      Canada


      http://www.pch.gc.ca/pgm/sc/index-eng.cfm


      Canada’s Sports
      Hall of Fame Honoured Members: Members by Sport


      http://www.sportshall.ca/accessible/hm_landing.php


      New
      Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame Honoured Members


      http://www.nbsportshalloffame.nb.ca/sports/en/members/honored_members.aspx


      Sport et
      Sociètè


      http://sportetsociete.blogspot.com/


      Afros,
      Aboriginals and Amateur Sport in Pre World War One Canada


      http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/008004/f2/E-26_en.pdf


      Prairie Gold – Sports Heroes from Saskatchewan

      http://spldatabase.saskatoonlibrary.ca/csdata/LH_Prairie_Gold/PrairieGoldMenu.html


      Canadian
      Olympic Collection


      http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/olympics/


      Canadian
      Olympians


      http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/olympians/index-e.html


      HREF="http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/English/CommunityMemories/flashDisplayer.php?exNum=00000088">On
      the Ice


      http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/English/CommunityMemories/flashDisplayer.php?exNum=00000088


      Mad About Hockey

      http://www.mcq.org/hockey/aaindex.html


      Backcheck:
      A Hockey Retrospective


      http://www.collectionscanada.ca/hockey/index-e.html


      A Brief History Of The NHL

      http://www.sportstickets411.com/hockey-tickets.html


      Ice Hockey
      History 1800-1900


      http://www.birthplaceofhockey.com/origin/game-chron.html


      Nova Scotia
      and Canadian Hockey History


      http://www.birthplaceofhockey.com/


      National Hockey League
      Archive (1917-1997)


      http://www.lcshockey.com/archive/


      NHL Trophies

      http://www.hhof.com/html/exgh200.htm


      HREF="http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/Exhibitions/Hockey/English/index.html">Hockey,
      A Nation’s Passion


      http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/Exhibitions/Hockey/English/index.html


      Backcheck: A Hockey
      Retrospective


      http://www.collectionscanada.ca/hockey/index-e.html


      Hockey Hall of Fame:
      Honoured Members


      http://www.hhof.com/html/hm00.htm


      Women’s
      Hockey History


      http://www.whockey.com/prov/on/owha/history.html


      Images
      Canada: Hockey


      http://www.imagescanada.ca/r1-116-e.php?trail=trail11


      HREF="http://archives.cbc.ca/300c.asp?IDCat=41&IDDos=318&IDLan=1&IDMenu=41">CBC
      Archives: Canada-Soviet Hockey Series, 1972


      http://archives.cbc.ca/300c.asp?IDCat=41&IDDos=318&IDLan=1&IDMenu=41


      HREF="http://www.ville.montreal.qc.ca/archives/richard/rocket.htm">Maurice
      Richard 1921-2000


      http://www.ville.montreal.qc.ca/archives/richard/rocket.htm


      The Maurice “Rocket” Richard
      Website


      http://www.spelten.ca/


      Professional
      Hockey and the Mail-order Catalogue


      http://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/cpm/catalog/cat2207e.shtml


      Curling
      History


      http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/curling/024005-3000-e.html


      ICING’s
      History of Curling


      http://www.icing.org/game/history/index.htm
      HREF="http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/pm.php?id=exhibit_home&fl=0&lg=English&ex=00000153">Origins
      of Skiing in Canada’ National Capital Region


      http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/pm.php?id=exhibit_home&fl=0&lg=English&ex=00000153


      Nancy
      Greene: Ski Queen


      http://archives.cbc.ca/sports/skiing/topics/1577/


      HREF="http://www.lacrosse.ca/Default.aspx?cid=83&lang=1">A Short History of Lacrosse in Canada

      http://www.lacrosse.ca/Default.aspx?cid=83&lang=1


      HREF="http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0001287">Canadian
      Football League


      http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0001287


      Grey Cup

      http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0003454


      HREF="http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0000544">History of
      Baseball in Canada


      http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0000544


      HREF="http://new.baseballhalloffame.ca/inductees/">Canadian
      Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum: Inductees


      http://new.baseballhalloffame.ca/inductees/


      HREF="http://www.museevirtuel.ca/CommunityMemories/ADHK/000a/Exhibits/English/index.html">Play
      Hard, Play Fast, Play Ball!


      http://www.museevirtuel.ca/CommunityMemories/ADHK/000a/Exhibits/English/index.html


      The Men In
      Blue in the Canadian-American League in 1937


      http://www.amateurumpire.com/amateurumpire/misc/dp/doug1.htm


      HREF="http://www.sasked.gov.sk.ca/docs/elemsoc/g4u13ess.html#profplayers">Social
      Studies Grade Four, Student Information Page: Women professional baseball
      players


      http://www.sasked.gov.sk.ca/docs/elemsoc/g4u13ess.html#profplayers


      Asahi:
      Canadian Baseball Legends


      http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/Exhibitions/Asahi/index2.php?loc=en-CA


      HREF="http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blbasketball.htm">Basketball –
      a Canadian Invention


      http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blbasketball.htm


      HREF="http://www.edmontongrads.com/">The
      Edmonton Grads


      http://www.edmontongrads.com/


      Boxing in the
      Klondike


      http://yukonalaska.com/klondike/boxing.html


      Canadian
      Golf Hall of Fame and Museum: Hall of Famers


      http://www.rcga.org/innerpage.aspx?x=W0WKqpUqEYhBvB%2BOZY%2FaITvDRM9QHXlDqXqPKPFzExz2p0w0zz%2F5kWgsFg35bcCR


      History of the Canadian
      Ladies’ Golf Association


      http://www.clga.org/History.htm


      L’Association
      de golf du Québec : Historique


      http://www.asgq.org/a-propos-de-nous/historique.html


      Alberta
      Golf Association History


      http://www.albertagolf.org/?p=1a


      HREF="http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/english/on-line-exhibits/sports/index.aspx">The
      Archives of Ontario Remembers Ontario’s Sporting Past


      http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/english/on-line-exhibits/sports/index.aspx


      Boston:
      The Canadian Story


      http://www.davidblaikie.com/david_blaikie/boston/baa_covr.htm


      Runner
      Tom Longboat


      http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/remembers/sub.cfm?source=history/other/native/longboat


      HREF="http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0000658">Marilyn
      Bell: A sixteen-year-old conquers Lake Ontario


      http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0000658


      Rowing: The Legacy of
      Renforth


      http://www.gnb.ca/0007/Heritage/rowing/index.html


      HREF="http://www.bluenose2.ns.ca/Legacy/">Bluenose

      http://www.bluenose2.ns.ca/Legacy/


      Boxing
      in the Klondike


      http://www.yukonalaska.com/klondike/boxing.html


      Kiospiox Valley Rodeo

      http://www.bcheritage.ca/rodeo



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  2. Games and amusements



    • HREF="http://www.historymuseum.ca/tresors/treasure/toys.html">Treasures
      Gallery: Toys, Games and Sports


      http://www.historymuseum.ca/tresors/treasure/toys.html


      Museum and Archive
      of Games


      http://www.gamesmuseum.uwaterloo.ca/


      Toys and
      Games


      http://www.mcq.org/jeux/jouets/aaindex.html


      Canadian Toy
      Collectors Society – Virtual Toy Museum


      http://www.ctcs.org/ctcshp.htm


      HREF="http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/english/on-line-exhibits/toys/index.aspx">The
      Toys of Our Childhood


      http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/english/on-line-exhibits/toys/index.aspx


      HREF="http://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/hist/dolls/doint01e.shtml">Timeless
      Treasures: The Story of Dolls in Canada


      http://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/hist/dolls/doint01e.shtml


      Playing
      By the Rules: Organized Children’s Leisure in Toronto, 1897-1934


      http://www.city.toronto.on.ca/archives/rules/index.htm


      HREF="http://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/hist/balls/i-1eng.shtml">Dressing
      Up Canada: Late Victorian Fancy Dress Balls


      http://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/hist/balls/i-1eng.shtml


      Images
      Canada: Winter Sports


      http://www.imagescanada.ca/r1-116-e.php?trail=trail15


      HREF="http://www.sciencetech.technomuses.ca/english/collection/watercraft.cfm">Recreational
      Small Watercraft


      http://www.sciencetech.technomuses.ca/english/collection/watercraft.cfm


      Images
      Canada: Gone Hunting


      http://www.imagescanada.ca/r1-116-e.php?trail=trail6


      Images
      Canada: Gone Fishing


      http://www.imagescanada.ca/r1-116-e.php?trail=trail4


      HREF="http://www.mztv.com/newframe.asp?content=http://www.mztv.com/george.html">Watching TV:
      Televisions and Memorabilia from the MZTV Museum


      http://www.mztv.com/newframe.asp?content=http://www.mztv.com/george.html



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  3. Carnivals, circuses, spectacles, holidays etc.




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