The City of El Paso, Texas has named a new street in honour of University of El Paso graduate, Charmaine Crooks, who resides in West Vancouver. Charmaine Crooks, CM (born August 8, 1962), is a Canadian athlete, five-time Olympian and Olympic Silver Medalist (LA ’84, 4X400m Relay). Charmaine was born in Mandeville, Jamaica, but represented Canada for close [...]
During the NBA All-Star Weekend, Rwandan President Paul Kagame attended the NBA Africa Summit, a private event held at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto. Controversy reigned. Although Kagame has been credited with easing ethnic tension and promoting strong economic growth, he is also being accused of running his country as a dictator, denying [...]
Given Rampant White-Collar Crime, FIFA Raid Raises Questions About DOJ Priorities Notoriously-corrupt FIFA heads arrested in early morning raid during annual meeting While the early morning raid and arrest of several high-ranking officials with the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) captivated the international news circuit Wednesday morning, many observers were left wondering: With so [...]
Graeme Townsend, 48, the first Jamaica-born player in the NHL (Boston) thinks a Jamaican hockey team in the Olympics in the next 8-20 years is a possibility. Townsend, a former skating coach with the Toronto Maple Leafs, led a talent identification camp in Toronto at Westwood Arena. Players who trace their heritage to the Caribbean [...]
LeBron James will be the executive producer of a TV sitcom “Survivor’s Remorse”. The half-hour show will focus on two people who make it big after leaving Philadelphia’s inner city. James and his long-time business partner Maverick Carter are working with Tom Werner (The Cosby Show) on the project.
Jackie Robinson was the right person in the right place at the right time in history to help our nation heal the wounds caused by historic racial injustice. He gave us a template of how we should live our lives. We all have the capacity to live with humility, character, integrity, and substance. We all have the power to be like “42.”
The Toronto Blue Jays are the recipients of MLB’s Commissioners Award for Philanthropic Excellence. The Jays organization was honored for their work with youth across Canada through several programs, including the formation of Baseball leagues in low-income neighborhoods, refurbishment of baseball fields and various instructional clinics and recreation centres.
The late Howard Jackson was a sports icon in Nova Scotia. He was born in Bridgetown, Nova Scotia on January 2, 1945. He graduated from Dalhousie University with a BA in Physical Education. He taught at several schools in the area including Graham Creighton, Cole Harbour and Auburn Drive High School before retiring in 2004
From unpaid scout in Orlando to the top job in Denver with stops in Denver and Toronto before returning to Denver, Ujiri, a native Nigerian is now being touted as one of the top young executives in the NBA.
As the new season begins for Canada’s Bobsled team, competition for the job of brakeman on the 2-man team also heats up. Former CFL player Jesse Lumsden’s switch from football to sledding landed him on pilot Lyndon Rush’s team. Olympian Lascelles Brown is back after spending two years on the Monaco team.