Trying out curling for the first time at Unionville Curling Club. With the Winter Olympics recently finishing, curling is yet again in the spotlight. Even Mr. T got in on the act. Curling is cool, I Pity The Fool who don’t like Curling! Grrr #curlingiscoolfool — Mr. T (@MrT) February 20, 2018 Back in the UK, it once again represented one of our best medal … Continue reading Learning a new sport – an introduction to curling
Football, but not as we know it. This is Canadian style. Sometimes this blog can feel more like a sports blog, and so here we are again, reviewing yet another sport, and one which to the untrained eye looks a lot like American football. However, this isn’t American football, this is Canadian football, and is as equally alien to Brits who are used to sport … Continue reading Ticking another Toronto sports team off the list
Seeing whether the Toronto Maple Leafs really are as bad the jokes make them out to be It’s been a great summer in Toronto. Don’t let anyone tell you that it’s always freezing in Canada, because down in southern Ontario it can get pretty hot and humid. However, over these past couple of weeks, the temperature has definitely dropped. It might still be sunny, but … Continue reading Turning over a new Leaf
Getting in the Pan Am spirit at the field hockey competition As anyone who lives in Toronto will know, the city and the surrounding area is the host for the 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games. A mini-Olympics just for the Americas if you like. The hosting of these Games caused a lot of grumbling amongst locals. Concerns included the use of precious public funds, … Continue reading Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games
The time we got interviewed on TV at the Honda Indy in Toronto Having dragged Emma all the way to Montreal to watch the Formula 1 race the weekend before, it was something of a surprise that she agreed to come with me the following weekend to the Indycar race in Toronto. Indycars are the American version of Formula 1, and they have been visiting … Continue reading TV interview lessons at the Indycar
Our first baseball experience as the Toronto Blue Jays take on the Texas Rangers in the MLB The morning of our first baseball game didn’t get off to the best of starts when we woke up to find that the foster cat we are looking after, Gracie, had disgraced herself and decided that when you have to go, you just have to go, and had … Continue reading Let’s Play Ball!
Can’t believe I just called it soccer *shudders*. Watching Toronto FC take on Manchester City One of the issues with leaving Europe behind is that you also leave behind the chance to watch your favourite football teams in action. However, Toronto is home to one of Canada’s three teams in Major League Soccer, a league whose popularity and reputation have grown ever since David Beckham … Continue reading Watching soccer in Toronto
There is A LOT of sport in Toronto. It is home to Canada’s only basketball team in the NBA, the Toronto Raptors; Canada’s only team in Major League Baseball, the Toronto Blue Jays; the Toronto Maple Leafs ice hockey team of the NHL; and one of Canada’s three teams in Major League Soccer, Toronto FC. There is also the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football … Continue reading Let’s go Raptors! Checking out basketball in Toronto