Canada is a proud and (officially) a multi-cultural nation. The ever changing demographics have even altered the sports we watch and play. For a long time, the? five top sports in Canada were; Hockey, Hockey, Hockey, Baseball? and Canadian Football.
Now a lot of other sports are rapidly gaining popularity in Canada. Soccer is becoming a very popular game with young people if for no other reason that it is a relatively inexpensive sport to play. Unlike hockey or Canadian football, no expensive equipment is necessary.
Thirty-one of the top young players from New Brunswick are here for a week and will take in the sights. They are a fit and athletic bunch and not surprisingly, are also interested in hockey – good Canadian lads that they are!
One young team member has said that his “dream holiday” in Toronto would include a visit to the Hockey Hall of Fame. What he doesn’t know is that their coach and chaperons have planned a surprise visit to the shrine of Canada’s National Sport.
We host a lot of young groups throughout the year and this young group from the rough-and-tumble world of competitive rugby are a well-spoken, well-mannered and generally well-behaved young team.
So in the humble opinion of the staff here at the Canadiana this team has done a first-rate job as ambassadors representing both their Province and their sport.
Well done lads! And best of luck in your game!