For Canadians the value of sports contest is not about fun, several sporting activities are loved for the reason that it enables players from Canada to show off their talents to the world and to display their effectiveness on international levels.
Several things make Canada both interesting and unique, these include the strong economy, exceptionally low crime rate although no conclusion can be made without including its broad variety of games enjoyed by both thousands of players as well as many spectators.
Hockey All-Year-Favourite at All Levels in Canada
In the 19th century, modern ice hockey became the most popular pastime in Canada. It is participated in by all ages and the country’s trophies cabinet displays major trophies including the Allan Cup for senior men as well the Memorial Cup for junior men. The governing body for hockey in the country is the Hockey Federation, while the Canadian Hockey National Team competes in several international tournaments as well as the Olympics.
Lacrosse A National Game in Canada
In 1859 Lacrosse became a national game and in 1994 a summer sport. Played by thousands of Canadians. The Canadian Lacrosse Association launched in 1925 and conducted the junior and senior championship tournaments in both box and field lacrosse. In the 2006 World Lacrosse Championship, the US was beaten by Canada. The 15-10 score ended the 28-year winning streak of the USA team. Great achievers in the country’s names are added to the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
Oldest Baseball Park in the World is Based in Canada
Labatt Park is the oldest baseball park in the world, located in Ontario, it is still in operation. It was formerly known as the Tecumseh Park from 1877 to 1936, and if offers seats to 5,200 spectators. It entered the Guinness Book of World Records in 2007 as the World’s Oldest Baseball Field since it opened in May 1877. Renovations to the historic Labatt Memorial Park took place in 1883, 1937 and in the 1950s a side stand was added, while more stand was added in 1989. A new grandstand was added at a cost of $1.97 million in 2000.
Canada had one Major League, which is the Toronto Blue Jays as well as multiple independent league teams, governed by the Ottawa based Baseball Canada.
Gridiron Football Played in Canada
In Canada football is played by two teams of 12 players, it is a form of gridiron football. The top professional league is the Canadian Football League, while the main event, is the Grey Cup watched by millions on television. The sport is played on a field that is 65 yards wide and 110 yards long and played with an oval-shaped ball. In 2014, 5.1 million watched the fourth quarter of the game, which continues to increase in popularity.
The sport is played at both college and school levels while it is also played during the summer at senior level.