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Winners

The new generation of Maritime sports stars

by Philip Croucher, preface by Bruce Rainnie
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 13
  • Grade: 5
tagged: sports & recreation, canada, african american, aboriginal & indigenous

Maritimers take great pride in watching other Maritimers do well on the national and global stage. This book tells the inspiring stories of 12 athletes drawn from a variety of backgrounds and sports. Men and women, black and white, Acadian and Mi'kmaq, able-bodied and non able-bodied. The common thread: young people who grow up in the Maritimes, wi …

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Carey Price

How a First Nations kid became a superstar goaltender

by Catherine Rondina
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 4
tagged: sports & recreation, hockey, aboriginal & indigenous

Twenty years ago, Carey Price was flying 319 kilometres across British Columbia in his father's plane so he could play on the nearest organized hockey team. Today, he is the highest-paid goalie in the NHL. But he's never forgotten where he started.

The son of an NHL draftee and the chief of the Ulkatcho First Nation, Carey got his start on skates as …

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Simon Says Gold

Simon Whitfield's Pursuit of Athletic Excellence

by Simon Whitfield & Cleve Dheensaw
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: olympics & paralympics, sports & recreation, self-esteem & self-reliance

From the moment Simon Whitfield burst onto the world stage at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games as triathlon's first Olympic champion, his winning personality and stellar athletic abilities have inspired young people around the globe.
In Simon Says Gold, Simon describes his personal journey to Olympic glory as he recounts not only that glorious day in S …

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