Canadian Sports Sites for Kids. Places Named for Speedsters, by Christopher MacKinnon

By Christopher MacKinnon

In Canada, activities aren’t simply leisure; they’re actually a part of the panorama. We’ve named every little thing from parks and streets to colleges and stadiums after a few of our favorite professional athletes and activities figures previous 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 particular destinations. The fast moving 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 largest road is termed for the author of “The Hockey Song”

• The whereabouts of...

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Hometown Hockey Hero Jean Béliveau (1931–) played his entire career with the Montreal Canadiens, winning ten Stanley Cups. A member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, Béliveau recorded 507 goals and 712 assists in 1,125 NHL games. Hometown tribute: Pavillon Jean-Béliveau, Victoriaville, Quebec. An Aquatic Allan In 1940, a young swimmer from Peterborough, Ontario, named Allan Marshall swam a time of 2:33:20 in the 200-yard breaststroke at the Summer National Championship in Verdun, Quebec. It was a new Canadian record.

Going into the final lap of the Detroit Indy Grand Prix on June 8, 1997, Moore seemed certain to finish no better than third place. He had driven well that day, but leader Mauricio Gugelmin and second-place driver Mark Blundell were comfortably ahead with the finish line almost in sight. No one expected what happened next. In the final stretch, Gugelmin, instead of cruising to victory, ran out of fuel. This allowed his teammate, Blundell, to take the lead. Incredibly, Blundell also ran out of gas moments later.

Now kids near Mississauga, Ontario, can score their own winning goals — street hockey style — on the street named after him. Paul Henderson Street in Erin Mills, Ontario, was officially named in early 2005. That’s not the only southern Ontario place name tribute to Henderson. On September 30, 2011, a hockey rink at Tomken Twin Arena in Mississauga was renamed in honour of the Team Canada hero. ” Foreign Affairs In the United States city of Draper, Utah, “Mike Weir Drive” isn’t a reference to Canadian golfer Mike Weir’s shot from a fairway onto a green.

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