The Montreal Canadiens are currently the sole French Canadian team in the National Hockey League, nicknamed the Habs in reference to les habitants, the settlers of New France in the 1600s. Because the team appeals largely to French-Canadian fans, the Canadiens are significant to French-Canadian and Quebecois identities, and Maurice Richard played a critical role to French Canadians in the province:
set and experience hockey as a community. Hockey Night in Canada reflects an idea that hockey brings together Canadians in a common experience of the game. In this case the sport does not play the role of glorifying masculinity and violence, but it unites Canadians in the understanding of our own culture, preferences and values. For example, the values respected in hockey could be an aspect contributing to principles Canadians try to uphold on the world stage, and as
NHL Expansion to Southern Cities As population continually increases in the Southern states, the NHL is moving teams into large Southern cities. In an effort to increase profits and popularity, the NHL has increased the number of teams in the league and moved into Southern cities that have never had hockey teams before. The problem is that hockey is not as popular in the South as it is in the North. This expansion in the South has lead to huge monetary losses to Southern teams and very low attendance numbers. The NHL should not have expanded the league into Southern cities and should keep NHL teams farther North.
Not long ago, thinking of the generations of Canadians who learned hockey on rivers and ponds, I collected my skates and with two friends drove up the Gatineau River north of Ottawa. We didn't know it at the time, but the ice conditions we found were rare, duplicated only a few times the previous decade. The combination of a sudden thaw and freezing rain in the days before had melted winter-high snow, and with temperatures dropping rapidly overnight, the river was left with miles of smooth glare ice. Growing up in the suburbs of a large city, I had played on a river only once before, and then as a goalie. On this day, I came to the Gatineau to find what a river of ice and a solitary feeling might mean to a game.
Sometimes it is easy to forget the game played on frozen ponds and backyard rinks, and get lost in the overwhelming professional sport known as hockey. However, we strive to remember that hockey became Canada's game because it made our never-ending winter months more bearable . The game gradually became a sport, then an entertainment industry. It seems like the lockout was one of the biggest news stories of the year. Part of the amazing nature of the game is that it's origins are fairly vague. However, we always remember that hockey is our game. It may not be our official sport, like lacrosse is, but hockey is what Canada seems to be most well-known for, and it continues to have immense influence on our free society, with its unique style
For Canadians, it's difficult to fathom a culture in which hockey is not a defining characteristic, considering it is so inextricably tied to our own culture. This ethnocentric view leads to the assumption that because Canadian television sets and newspapers are dominated by hockey reporting so too should be
Hotels in Quebec Located on the banks of the Saint Lawrence River and surrounded by breathtaking landscapes, Quebec City is considered by many to be the most "European" city in North America. Dating back to 1608, Quebec's cobblestone streets, historic architecture, and French-speaking population will leave you wondering whether you really are still inside Canada! In many ways, it's like a country of its own.
Quebec is located in the eastern central part of Canada and is the only Canadian province to have a predominant French speaking population thus having French as their official language. Quebec is a ocean port and is surrounded by the Huston Bay, it also does have one of the world
In 1994, the Canadian Federal government compromised and voted to make hockey Canada’s National Winter Sport and lacrosse Canada’s National Summer Sport. Which Sport should be named Canada’s true national sport? Hockey is in the blood of all Canadians. Millions can vividly remember the first time they put on a pair of skates and stepped onto the ice. Providing nation-wide entertainment, Canadians are overcome by emotional realization that “Canada is hockey.”- Mike Weir. Generations of Canadians were brought up listening to Hockey Night in Canada every Saturday evening on the radio. It is more than just a sport in Canada, it defines the culture. Look no further than the five-dollar bill. One will observe a group of children playing a game
The Quebec Vexation The French speaking people of Quebec lived under heavy oppression in the 1950s and 60s. Many francophone people looking for work in Quebec cities were refused because of their French background. In areas such as Montreal, the francophone people were earning up to 50 percent less than their English speaking peers. There was a clear distinction between the quality of life for the English and the quality of life for the French. It was because of this distinction that the people of Quebec often resented the English and their ways of life. And it is from this resentment, the story The Hockey Sweater was written. The Hockey Sweater is a story told from the perspective of a young boy living in a small town in Quebec. He,
INCREASED PARTICIPATION Kidd 1996. Suggest that as of 1992, there a high number of athletes over 15 years who participated in sports in Canada. There was also an increase with the level of spectatorship. During events like the Stanley and grey cup, world cup series, FIFA world cup, Olympics commonwealth and Pan-American games. These events played on radio, TVs. Schedules of public and private entities are organised around sports events (Kidd 1996).
Dome Productions is not affected by economic crises, as sporting events are prominent within today’s culture. The main challenges faced include sporting event strikes or lockouts, such as the NHL lockout that took place in 2012-2013. In light of these situations, sporting events do not take place. Therefore, Dome has to find other events to film, to ensure the trucks and employees of Dome continue to be utilized. For example, in order to replace NHL coverage in 2012-2013, they filmed the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) in order to continuously provide live events.
Hockey Hall of Fame Since hockey is the national sport of Canada, you better believe that anything related to the sport in Toronto is going to be impressive. Situated in Old Toronto, the Hockey Hall of Fame is great for all things hockey. It houses a large collection of hockey memorabilia, and visitors can even play one-on-one against life sized, animated versions of some of the greatest professional players in the sport. If hockey is your game, then the Hall of Fame is for
Hockey is a grind, even for young players. It is a long season, spanning from August to March. Practices can be early in the morning, before school or late in the evening. Tournaments were on all of the major holidays, so traveling over Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year was the norm. This is
I believe that having the event in Montreal will help the local tourism and lodging industries immensely. People who come to the event will want to explore the