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Canadian Sports Sites for Kids

Places Named for Speedsters, Scorers, and Other Sportsworld Citizens

by (author) Christopher MacKinnon

Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
Nov 2012
Atlases, General, General
Recommended Age
9 to 12
Recommended Grade
4 to 7
Recommended Reading age
9 to 12
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    Publish Date
    Nov 2012
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    Nov 2012
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Everything you need to know about Canadian places named after our sports stars.

In Canada, sports aren’t just entertainment; they’re literally part of the landscape. We’ve named everything from parks and streets to schools and stadiums after some of our favourite pro athletes and sports figures past and present.
Wayne Gretzky Drive, Mike Weir Park, Roberto Luongo Arena, the Cindy Klassen Centre, Justin Morneau Field — Canadian Sports Sites for Kids is your entertaining, map-filled guidebook to hundreds of these special locations. The fast-paced stories, maps, and lists highlight everything you need to know about Canada’s sports geography.

Plus, explore other little-known sites of interest, such as:
• The Canadian city that named a park after an arm-wrestling promoter
• The Ontario town that honoured a hockey fan with a place name
• The Prince Edward Island village where the biggest street is named for the writer of "The Hockey Song"
• The whereabouts of Canada’s only street named for a boxing champ


About the author

Christopher MacKinnon has freelanced for a number of Canadian media outlets, including the National Post, the Halifax Chronicle Herald, and Sudbury Living Magazine. He is the founding editor of the online literary journal Verdancies. He lives in Restigouche County, New Brunswick.

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