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Queen’s Baton Relay draws attention to Victoria’s 2022 Commonwealth Games bid

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Queen’s Baton Relay draws attention to Victoria’s 2022 Commonwealth Games bid

Victoria got a brush with royalty as the city hosted the 2018 Queen’s Baton Relay.The Queen’s Baton Relay, often likened to the Olympic Torch relay, takes place prior to the start of the Commonwealth Games.The Queen’s Baton will make a 388-day journey, covering 230,000 kilometres through 70 Commonwealth nations and territories before arriving in Gold Coast,…

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Montreal Impact practices with hopes to improve their performance this season

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Montreal Impact practices with hopes to improve their performance this season

Montreal Impact players took to the field at their training facility for practice on Wednesday, coming off a 2-1 loss to FC Dallas at the Saputo Stadium last Saturday.The team now sits in 8th position in the Eastern Conference, three places behind the New York Red Bulls who they’ll meet this coming Saturday in New York….

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Sackville, N.B. couple takes their learn-to-skate harness to market

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Sackville, N.B. couple takes their learn-to-skate harness to market

A family from Sackville, N.B. is hoping to save the backs of parents across the country, while helping to teach kids how to skate at a very young age.Chris and Martine Patterson invented a learn-to-skate harness after struggling to teach their own kids how to skate.“We took our youngest daughter skating and she was only…

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‘It’s a no-brainer’: Canadian Olympians weigh in on possible Calgary bid for 2026

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‘It’s a no-brainer’: Canadian Olympians weigh in on possible Calgary bid for 2026

You would be hard pressed to find a Calgarian who has taken advantage of the legacy of the 1988 Olympic Games more than Brady Leman.“I got a chance to try almost every winter Olympic sport as a kid,” Leman said. “Speed skating, luge, ski jumping, bobsled, I’ve kind of done it all.” Story continues below…

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Sidney Crosby talks bringing Stanley Cup to Halifax, concussions, hockey school

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Sidney Crosby talks bringing Stanley Cup to Halifax, concussions, hockey school

Sidney Crosby is planning to bring the Stanley Cup to his hometown once again, but the exact date is still being negotiated.Crosby said he’s receiving the Cup Aug. 6 and 7 during a news conference he held at Cole Harbour Place on Wednesday.He said the Natal Day parade is one possible date being considered by…

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Moncton ready to host national Francophone games

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Moncton ready to host national Francophone games

Volunteers and work crews are putting the finishing touches to the Université de Moncton as it prepares to host les Jeux de la Francophonie du Canada or Canadian Francophone Games.For many, the week long event is more than just a sporting competition.“There’s also some arts competition and leadership competition, so we have three fields of competition…

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‘Hard to put into words’: Team NS flag bearer excited for Canada Games

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‘Hard to put into words’: Team NS flag bearer excited for Canada Games

Siobhan MacDonald, a sailor from Mabou, Cape Breton, will carry the Nova Scotia flag during the opening ceremonies of the Canada Games in Winnipeg later this month.“I was really shocked when I found out, because I know a lot of the competitors here and how spectacular all of them are, and all the time and…

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Pointe-Claire Aquatic Centre holds the AQUAM provincial championships

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Pointe-Claire Aquatic Centre holds the AQUAM provincial championships

More than 350 athletes from 13 to 16 years of age will be competing this weekend at the provincial swimming championships in Pointe-Claire.60 of those competing hail from the well-known local  swim club.The City of Pointe-Claire, hosts the summer AQUAM AAA provincial championships, which will take place from July 7th to the 9th at the…

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Young soccer players vie for spot on Canadian team heading to Danone Nations Cup

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Young soccer players vie for spot on Canadian team heading to Danone Nations Cup

It is an exciting time for pre-teen soccer players vying for their chance to represent Canada at an international tournament in September.The Canadian Finals for the Danone Nations Cup are being held this week in Boucherville.Forty-eight, 10- to 12-year-old soccer champs take to the field for their biggest competition yet.Jordan Hendricks has been waiting for…

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Moncton’s ‘Field of Dreams’ ready to play ball

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Moncton’s ‘Field of Dreams’ ready to play ball

A Moncton baseball field designed to be accessible for people with cognitive and physical disabilities has finally open to the public and in honour of the opening, the city’s mayor had the honour of throwing the ceremonial first pitch.The Field of Dreams is the only barrier free field in Atlantic Canada and features artificial turf on…

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