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By Christopher MacKinnon

In Canada, activities aren’t simply leisure; they’re actually a part of the panorama. We’ve named every thing from parks and streets to high schools and stadiums after a few of our favorite professional athletes and activities figures prior and present.

Wayne Gretzky force, Mike Weir Park, Roberto Luongo area, the Cindy Klassen Centre, Justin Morneau box — Canadian activities websites for children is your wonderful, map-filled guidebook to thousands of those specific destinations. The fast paced tales, maps, and lists spotlight every little thing you want to learn about Canada’s activities geography.

Plus, discover different little-known websites of curiosity, such as:

• The Canadian urban that named a park after an arm-wrestling promoter

• The Ontario city that honoured a hockey fan with a spot identify

• The Prince Edward Island village the place the most important highway is termed for the author of “The Hockey Song”

• The whereabouts of...

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It’s called Heart and Soul: Elvis Stojko in his Own Words and includes more than 200 colour photos. Hometown Hockey Hero After his active playing career, Eddie Bush (1918–84) coached the now-defunct Kansas City Scouts of the NHL for one year. His short career as a player lasted two seasons with the Detroit Red Wings. Hometown tribute: Eddie Bush Arena, Collingwood, Ontario. Get Schooled If you attend one of these schools, you’re in good company. The namesakes of these learning institutes certainly schooled an opponent or two during their athletic careers.

Pearson School for the Arts, London, Ontario Lester B. Pearson School, Waterloo, Ontario Lester B. Pearson School, Aurora, Ontario Lester B. Pearson Elementary School, Toronto, Ontario Lester B. G. G. Bonnycastle School, Winnipeg, Manitoba Bonnycastle Park, Winnipeg, Manitoba Is That Even a Sport? On June 3, 1983, the University of Toronto recognized its most famous professor, the literary critic Northrop Frye, by naming one of its buildings Northrop Frye Hall. Frye was called “the foremost living student of Western literature” for the many books he wrote about history’s great authors.

When a leg injury kept Barnes off the field, he began studying the politics of his new country instead. His studies certainly paid off. In 1972, he was elected to the British Columbia legislature and later he made history as the first black Speaker in any province. Barnes did return to football, playing 30 career games for the BC Lions, but it’s his political achievements that are most remembered. Emery Barnes Park in Vancouver’s Yaletown area was named for him on September 27, 2003. Foreign Affairs Every day, aspiring young athletes exercise their lats, deltoids, biceps and triceps in the Harry Jerome Weight Room at the University of Oregon (U of O).

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