Disability Sports Bibliography Abstracts
"Lights pick up where they left off." Around the Rim. (November 2005) 7-end. http://www.cwba.ca/English/PDF/Rim-Sept01.pdf.
AB: The Alberta Northern Lights wheelchair basketball team garnered many wins in the 2005 tournament season. The coach Darrell Nordell also competed on the team that caused some controversy. The article describes the strategies and skill displayed by this winning team.
Robinson, Jo-Anne. The History of Deaf Sports in Alberta. Edmonton: Alberta Deaf Sports Association, 2009.
AB: This book takes a look at deaf sports history in Alberta, beginning with the founding of the Alberta Deaf Sport Association (ADSA) in the 1980s. This association helped organize many deaf sports events in the province. Those mentioned are bowling, curling, fastball, slo-pitch, golf, volleyball, basketball, ice hockey, football, soccer, ball hockey, darts, table tennis, badminton, alpine skiing, tennis, racquetball, cycling, speed skating, triathlon, motorsport racing, wrestling, billiards, swimming, boxing, ultralight pilot, ringette, and rugby. There is a timeline, statistics, key athletes, and photos of each sport. Other events discussed are the ADSA Silent Walks and Skate-A-Thon and the 12th World Winter Games for the Deaf in Calgary.
Snider, Michael. "Willing and Able: Bent on Inspiring – and Winning – Canada’s Paralympians Mine Salt Lake Gold." Maclean's. Vol 115, No. 12. (March 25 2002) 40-41.
AB: Relates how the Canadian Paralympians did in the recent Paralympic Games in Salt Lake City, citing successes of Brian and Robin McKeever who live and train in Canmore, Alberta, alpine skier Lauren Woolstencroft and Karolina Wisniewska, both from British Columbia.
Broderick, Kathleen E. "A Normative Study of Track and Field Events for the Alberta Special Games." Thesis (M.A.). University of Alberta, (1974).
AB: This thesis evaluates the performances and results of the participants in the track and field events in the 1972 and 1973 Alberta Special Games. The Alberta Special Games were created to provide the mentally disabled students in Alberta with sporting experiences, social experiences, improvement of motor performances, and upgrades in physical education programs in schools. In this paper, the relationship of mental ability, motor performance, and sex is analyzed. There are descriptions of various track and field events, such as sprints, distance runs, soccer kicks, softball throws, and long and high jumps.