Oh Canada!

Happy Birthday Canada!

From the incredible sports we have invented, to the many memorable Olympic moments we’ve created, athletics have always been a big part of being a Canadian.

Did you know…

  • Basketball was invented by a Canadian, James Naismith, in 1891.
  • Five-pin bowling was invented in Toronto in 1909 by Thomas F. Ryan.
  • Since 1917, Canadian teams have won the Stanley Cup 43 times! And, let’s be real, Canadian players have been helping the US teams win for years.
  • The baseball glove was invented in Canada in 1883.
  • Canada has hosted 3 Olympics: Montreal (1976), Calgary (1988) and Vancouver (2010).

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As a country, we have accomplished so much in such a short period of time. We wanted to take this opportunity to reflect on a few stats from the Sport & Social Club years.

You think you’ve played a lot of games?

Here are our top 6 sports by the number of games played since 2004:


How many marriages?

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Countless friendships have been made, many relationships and 14 (noted) marriages!

Don’t forget if you have married (or are marrying) someone you met playing in our leagues – let us know!






How many of sports have you played with us?

In the 20+ years Sport & Social Club has been around, members have participated in 30 different sports! Let us know if there is a new league you think we should add.


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Hope everyone has an amazing Canada Day and long weekend!

See you back on the field on Tuesday!

~ Written by Zoe Varga

Are you ready to get active? Summer Registration is open! Check out our sports lineup at www.playthefield.ca