Recent stories about sports

A person holding a golf cub poses in a restaurant in golf attire.
business food

Edmonton food legend hits another kind of green

Siu To, the man credited with bringing the iconic green onion cake to Edmonton in 1980, and known to many as the Green Onion Cake Man, has invented his own golf club out of sheer love for the sport.

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Three people gathered in a bar hold up a Sport Edmonton t-shirt and an Edmonton Oilers jersey for a player called Skinner.
sports recreation

Reed Clarke charts new course for rebranded Sport Edmonton

Sport Edmonton, the rebranded version of the city-funded Edmonton Sports Council, is working to create community legacies from major sporting events that come to town, and to empower grassroots play.

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A newspaper clipping of a photograph of three Golden Bears hockey players, one hitting an effigy representing the opposing team's manager.
history golden bears

A moment in history: Dec. 13, 1961

On this day in 1961, the University of Alberta's Golden Bears hockey team was getting pumped for its game against the Edmonton Oil Kings.

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A newspaper clipping of a photo montage of three scenes from a football game under the headline "Jackie Parker Leads Eskimos To Thrilling Win"
history sports

A moment in history: Oct. 25, 1954

On this day 69 years ago, Edmonton's professional football team had notched another win on its way to its first Grey Cup victory.

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A newspaper clipping of an ad for a baseball game between the House of David and Webb King's Royals, beside a story headlined "Big Spruce Grove Pitcher May Work in Game Saturday Against House of David"
history sports

A moment in history: June 14, 1934

On this day 89 years ago, the Edmonton Senior Amateur Baseball League was set to host the famous House of David team.

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A close-up shot of two hands attaching bright-gold netting to a basketball rim with chipped red paint
sports recreation

Stingers shoot for 500 new nets on Edmonton basketball courts

An Edmonton Stingers program is aiming to install 500 new basketball nets on community courts this year, thanks to a partnership with the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues.

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A newspaper clipping with a headline reading "Grandstand Addition Project Begins At Northlands Park"
history northlands

A moment in history: March 1, 1965

On this day 58 years ago, construction was starting on a major expansion to the Northlands Park horse track.

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Two workers install a sign at an Edmonton park picnic site
city council housing

On the agenda: Affordable housing, alcohol in parks, and the Edmonton Elks

This week, community and public services committee meets on Feb. 27, urban planning committee meets on Feb. 28 (though there was nothing on the agenda as of Feb. 26), and executive committee meets on March 1. There are also two meetings scheduled for March 3: a council services committee meeting in the morning, and a code of conduct subcommittee meeting in the afternoon.

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A newspaper clipping with the headline "Possible Omniplex aid under study"
history infrastructure

A moment in history: Sept. 14, 1971

On this day 51 years ago, a committee was pursuing a last-ditch effort to find funding to build the proposed Omniplex.

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