- Alberta Sports - Misc
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Alberta Sports Misc Bibliography Abstracts
Routledge, Penelope Dawn. "The North-West Mounted Police and Their Influence on the Sporting and Social Life of the North West Territories, 1870-1904." Thesis (M.A.). University of Alberta, (1978).
AB: The formation and posting of the North-West Mounted Police Force into Canada's western frontier in 1874 ushered in a new era in the region that would become Alberta. A number of sporting events were organized by the NWMP and oftentimes these policemen helped to establish the first organized sports clubs in their district. Albertan posts best known for their sporting prowess include Lethbridge and Forts Macleod and Saskatchewan [p.50]. The histories of association football, rugby, baseball, cricket, polo, soccer, track and field, ice hockey and others played by officers of the NWMP in Alberta are included.
"Sports and Recreation." Alberta: an Account of its Wealth and Progress. Leo Thwaite and Robert Percival, 207-215. Toronto: Musson, (1912).
AB: A brief chapter provides an account of Alberta's early recreational and sports communities as well as information on the Rocky Mountains, Banff and the Alpine Club in the early 1900s. Among the activities enjoyed in the Rocky Mountains are mountain-climbing as well as canoeing and boating, bathing in the hot springs, fishing in the many rivers and lakes, as well as hunting game. For other sports, lacrosse was not nearly as popular as baseball, a fact attributed to its more complex play as well as its cost. Besides numerous baseball leagues, there are baseball clubs in practically every town and village in Alberta, along with hockey and cricket clubs. Curling was a popular winter sport, particularly in Medicine Hat, where a permanent organization was set up, as well as in Banff, where games could be played on the open rinks. Also briefly mentioned in this chapter is polo, coyote hunting and billiards.