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"Sport and Recreation." Alberta. Anthony Hocking, 68-78. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1979.

AB: This chapter in the book on Alberta's landscape and social climate in the late 1970s deals specifically with the many sports and recreational activities. Aspects discussed in the chapter include the Grey Cup competitions, the Edmonton Oilers and the NHL, the Edmonton Grads basketball team as well as the development of Spruce Meadows, the equine sports centre in Calgary. There is some information on the Commonwealth Games hosted in Edmonton in the summer of 1978 and a section dedicated to the rodeos that have flourished throughout Alberta including the most recognized annual rodeo-, the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede. As well, mountain parks are discussed at length with a close examination of national treasurers such as Jasper National Park, Kananaskis and Banff National Park.

Alberta Sports History Library