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Metcalfe, Alan. Metcalfe. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1987.

AB: This work examines a number of important themes across Canadian sports history through extensive research of newspapers, sports association records and other sources. Although the bulk of this history centers on sports in eastern Canada from 1807 until 1914, organized play moved west with the first settlers and mention is made of Alberta sport including soccer matches held in High River in 1915 (p. 77), the introduction of lacrosse to Calgary in 1899 (p. 208) and the rapid expansion of ice sports in the province during the 1890s (p. 145). Throughout the text are numerous black and white photos.

Alberta Sports History Library