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By Christopher MacKinnon

In Canada, activities aren’t simply leisure; they’re actually a part of the panorama. We’ve named every little thing from parks and streets to colleges and stadiums after a few of our favorite professional athletes and activities figures prior and present.

Wayne Gretzky force, Mike Weir Park, Roberto Luongo enviornment, the Cindy Klassen Centre, Justin Morneau box — Canadian activities websites for children is your wonderful, map-filled guidebook to 1000s of those specified destinations. The fast moving tales, maps, and lists spotlight every little thing you must learn about Canada’s activities geography.

Plus, discover different little-known websites of curiosity, such as:

• The Canadian urban that named a park after an arm-wrestling promoter

• The Ontario city that honoured a hockey fan with a spot identify

• The Prince Edward Island village the place the largest highway is termed for the author of “The Hockey Song”

• The whereabouts of...

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But just days later, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) revealed to the world that the two skiers who’d finished ahead of Scott had tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug called darbepoetin. That’s against the rules, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) pointed out. The IOC agreed — two years and four months later! With the Russians now disqualified, a patient Beckie Scott was upgraded to the gold medal she deserved. Hundreds of people came out to the Vancouver Art Gallery on June 24, 2004, to see Beckie Scott finally receive her gold medal.

Especially the odd-sounding ones like Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump (Saskatchewan) and Punkeydoodles Corners (Ontario). There’s even an entire branch of our national government dedicated to cataloguing every place name in Canada. But towns, rivers, and mountains aren’t the only features that need names. Parks, streets, and buildings require them, too. And since we Canadians love our sports, we’ve named lots of these places after stars from the sports world. Many athletes who have won trophies and prizes say their proudest moment wasn’t when they scored an important goal or made a game-winning catch, it was when a street or school was named in their honour.

Here’s a look at what some buildings, parks, and streets used to be called. Special Fan It’s no surprise that folks in lots of Canadian towns and cities have named places after hockey players, hockey coaches, and even hockey team owners. But a hockey fan? It happened in March 2011, in Burford, Ontario. In late 2010, a woman known locally simply as “Mary” passed away after decades of cheering for the Burford Bulldogs of the Southern Ontario Junior Hockey League. According to reports, she was a “vociferous” hockey fan that liked to crochet as she kept score.

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