SPORTS & RECREATION

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Business the NHL Way

The National Hockey League is at its apex in terms of its business success. Even a global pandemic could not slow it down. The league generates more than $5 billion annually, its revenues and media deals ...

Team Chemistry

Explores what is needed to foster a healthy culture—the common element in winning teams—and provides coaches and sports administrators, at all levels, with action plans for developing a positive environment that ...

Overcoming the Neutral Zone Trap

This engaging interdisciplinary collection seeks to shed light on narratives and research that challenge hockey’s norms, push its boundaries, and provide new ways of conceptualizing its role in North ...

Canada's Holy Grail

By (author) Jordan B. Goldstein
Categories: History of sport

In 1892, Lord Frederick Arthur Stanley donated the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup – later known as the Stanley Cup – to crown the first Canadian hockey champions.

Canada’s Holy Grail documents Lord ...

Honouring High Places

By (author) Helen Y. Rolfe & Junko Tabei
Translated by Yumiko Hiraki & Rieko Holtved
Categories: Sport: general

A collection of stories and reflections based on the memoirs of Junko Tabei (1939–2016), the first woman to climb Mount Everest and the Seven Summits.

New in paperback, Honouring High Places is a compelling ...

Seconds Out

By (author) Alison Dean
Categories: Sociology: sport and leisure

Kicking ass and taking notes—what it’s like to be a woman in the ring. | Alison Dean teaches English literature. She also punches people. Hard. But despite several amateur fights under her belt, she ...

The Politics of the Canoe

Popularly thought of as a recreational vehicle and one of the key ingredients of an ideal wilderness getaway, the canoe is also a political vessel. A potent symbol and practice of Indigenous cultures ...

NBA 75

By (author) Dave Zarum
Categories: Basketball

In NBA 75, Sportsnet editor and basketball super fan Dave Zarum tells the story of the NBA, all 75 years—from its early barnstorming days to the multibillion-dollar sports league it is today.
NBA 75 ...

Emilio Comici: Angel of the Dolomites

Winner of the Banff Mountain Book Competition: Climbing Literature Award

The first English-language biography of one of the most renowned Italian climbers, Emilio Comici, who bagged over 200 first ascents ...

Casting into Mystery

By (author) Robert Reid
By (artist) Wesley W Bates
Categories: Memoirs

In Casting into Mystery, writer Robert Reid and wood engraver Wesley W. Bates—avid anglers, both—put ink to paper in homage to the venerable sport of fly fishing. Through text and image, they recall ...