Posts Tagged: sports

We Were There

Sports championships come and go so often and across so many leagues that their historical impact seems insignificant in light of their annual passing.  They hardly seem memorable in comparison to other major milestones.  Regardless, a primal psychological satisfaction is linked to the nostalgia of answering the question “where were you when [this historic event]… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Lyle Makosky Values and Ethics in Sport Fund Sponsored by:  True Sport Foundation Deadline:  April 30, 2019 Potential payout:  amount varies; estimated to be $2000 or more. Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents, be active in Canadian sport as an athlete, practitioner, or educator, and (if an athlete) be… Read more »

Women of Interest—Olga Kotelko

Olga Kotelko was born on March 2, 1919, in Vonda, Saskatchewan and died of an intracranial hemorrhage on June 24, 2014.  Kotelko was a Canadian legend in track and field who received 750 gold medals and broke many world records in her age category. The seventh of eleven children born to Ukrainian parents, Olga grew… Read more »

Talking Sports Literature—with Dr. Angie Abdou

The topic of sports has been on people’s minds lately, with the current NHL hockey season ramping up for the playoffs as well as the recent Olympic and Paralympic games in PyeongChang.  In Part two of our interview with AU’s Creative Writing professor, Dr. Angie Abdou, she talks about her upcoming books that combine her… Read more »