100 Grey Cups: This Is Our Game - download pdf or read online

By Stephen Brunt

ISBN-10: 0771017448

ISBN-13: 9780771017445

This kingdom and its individuals are made up of an identical hardy stuff that makes our online game and our league. the gray Cup has helped unite our kingdom for a hundred years now. And it has printed us, outfitted our satisfaction and our feel of Canadianness in annual tributes to attempt, sweat and toil. yet what does a hundred years of historical past and cultural relevance upload as much as? after we Canadians examine the gray Cup, we see excess of a glowing soccer trophy; we see a mirrored image of ourselves. After its first years as an novice problem cup, the gray Cup may pass directly to be presented to the simplest soccer staff in Canada, with Western challengers touring again east to fall by the hands of the extra verified Toronto groups. that's, till a bunch of pissed off Winnipeggers paid a big sum throughout the melancholy to shop for up celebrity avid gamers and convey the cup west for the 1st time. Following this, the video games turned in regards to the delight of the rustic, East as opposed to West, the nationwide identification fought over the gridiron, all chronicled dutifully through bestselling writer Stephen Brunt. 

From the delivery of the trendy CFL in 1958, in the course of the dynastic Edmonton Eskimos and into the nineties, tried united states growth, franchise re-birth in Montreal, 100 gray Cups has all of it: behind-the-scene anecdotes, never-before-seen images, and unparalleled entry to the CFL records. it's a must-have for all fanatics of this nationwide culture

Show description

Read or Download 100 Grey Cups: This Is Our Game PDF

Best canada books

Get Yip Sang: and the First Chinese Canadians (Amazing Stories) PDF

During the second one 1/2 the nineteenth century, hundreds of thousands of chinese language males arrived at the west coast of North the USA, looking to get away poverty and make their fortunes within the goldfields or engaged on the railroads. between them was once 36-year-old Yip Sang, a local of Guangdong province in southeast China, who arrived in Vancouver in 1881 after failing to strike it wealthy in California. His good fortune used to be approximately to alter. via perseverance, labor and one eye on chance, the enterprising Yip Sang gathered huge wealth to move directly to his other halves and 23 little ones while he died in 1927. because the unofficial mayor of Chinatown, Yip Sang was once instrumental in assisting new chinese language immigrants as they fought to beat social, monetary and political limitations. This interesting historical past information the struggles and successes of Yip Sang and the 1st chinese language Canadians as they equipped new lives and left a long-lasting legacy for his or her households and community.

Download e-book for kindle: Wings Across Canada: An Illustrated History of Canadian by Peter Pigott

From the eccentric Fairey conflict to the lethal-looking CF-18, from smooth airliners that experience no defects (and no personality) to the vintage North megastar (which had both), here's the last word line-up of the airplane that experience served Canadians within the final century. With over 100 pictures of 50 historical planes, Wings throughout Canada is a retrospective of Canada's aeronautical expertise.

Download e-book for iPad: Hometown: Out and About in Victoria's Neighbourhoods by Anny Scoones

Subscribe to cherished storyteller Anny Scoones as she units out to find the old fashioned and quirky charms of Victoria, BC. not only a e-book of evidence, place of origin is a steady walk via a various area with a desirable and layered historical past. notice, pause, examine, and feature what Anny loves to name a bit imagine at the numerous features and personalities of those components.

Hilary Davidson's Frommer's Toronto 2008 (Frommer's Complete) PDF

Thoroughly up to date each year (unlike many of the competition), Frommer's Toronto is written through a local who'll express you the entire highlights and hidden pleasures of this interesting urban. She's inspected numerous lodges and chosen the main inviting locations to stick for each style and price range: ancient downtown resorts, most sensible bets for households, romantic motels, and extra.

Additional info for 100 Grey Cups: This Is Our Game

Sample text

He apprehended troublous time. . [T]he Metis were intensely agitated over the unfulfilled promises of the Government and the harsh and insulting conduct of the more recently arrived Canadians from Ontario. Alluding to the Ontario volunteers who remained behind of the first expedition as intending settlers, he said they were so hostile and abusive as to invoke severe retaliation, and he feared ere many days scenes of a deplorable character. His Lordship of his own accord told me that on the previous evening he had met, where he stopped for the night at Macaulayville, O'Donnahoe and had a long interview with him; tried to persuade him not to proceed.

It may — 50-* The Abortive Fenian Raid on Manitoba be readily inferred that having come in from St. Paul's in 4 1/2 days, and with less than four hours sleep, I stood greatly in need of the latter, and of the former, seeing the kind of food we had on the way "it goes without saying". Supper announced, I entered a room with a table running lengthwise in the middle of it-—every seat filled with occupants some with coats on, others without. Several who thought it no breach of law or etiquette to eat with unwashed hands.

Night set in upon us and we hoped to slip past the Fenians, encamped somewhere along the route. We kept a strict watch. Fuller and Ritchie sat with the driver outside. " . . " in clear tones struck our ears. Stillness and expectancy of undefined apprehension ruled us all. Soon we heard Ritchie saying "A fine cool night for travelling boys"; the response, "You bet," we heard, and straining our eyes through the openings in the canvas-covered jerky, we saw the wagons and some of the men. The coach soon turned off the main trail, going in to the changing station.

Download PDF sample

100 Grey Cups: This Is Our Game by Stephen Brunt

by Kenneth

Rated 4.31 of 5 – based on 32 votes