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  1. A Porker of a Personal Best!

    Ashley Rae recounts landing the big one — a personal best carp on Lake Ontario: “One wrong move and this fish could be gone.”

    Sports
  2. For Opening Day

    “He kept to himself during the pre-game jostling and joking, doing his stretches and running silently, eyes fixed in the grass or in the darkening skies of the summer evening. He had a sense about him of ascetic dedication to his craft. He prepared for each game as a priest might prepare for mass.”

    Nostalgia
  3. A love letter to climbing

    Kathy Karlo pens a love letter to climbing: “Nature becomes a great equalizer and through climbing, we’re able to channel emotions through something physical.”

    Nature
  4. Crank and Cog

    Ciarán and Laura are wanderers who prefer to absorb their surroundings by traveling very, very slowly. Join them as they eat, drink, photograph, chat, hike, and cycle everywhere from Ireland to Mongolia.

    Sports
  5. Awesome Sports Project

    The Awesome Sports Project, created by the nonprofit Basketball Education in Action, is an online literary journal committed to inspiring girls and women’s voices in sports.

    Sports
  6. Photography
  7. Clara Hughes

    Explore the site of Canadian Olympian Clara Hughes, a six-time medalist in cycling and speed skating and the only athlete in history to win multiple medals in both the summer and winter games. You’ll find news, a gallery, an online journal, and more.

    Sports
    Photo by nuestrociclismo.com (CC BY-SA 2.0)
  8. Finding Michelle Kwan: A Black Boy’s Childhood on Ice

    “What attracted me to figure skating was the space it granted me to be the boy I was meant to be, which is not the boy the world wanted me to be, or thought I could be if I was to thrive.”

    LGBTQ
  9. Illustration
  10. for the love of climbing

    Kathy Karlo chronicles a life spent moving ever upward: “Climbing has brought me closer to more successes and failures than anything else in my life. It’s a life journey that forever tests the limits of possibility.”

    Sports
  11. In The Depths, The Stars

    Open-water and long-distance swimmer Donal Buckley, alone in the ocean, finds himself: “Only the sea. Lakes and river and pools are small and pale. They are shadows and revenants. They are not big enough to fill me. I need an ocean to pour into me.”

    Sports
  12. Pulse shooting’s youngest victim left teammates with a mission

    At ESPN’s The Undefeated, journalist Timothy Bella tells the story of Akyra Murray, the youngest victim of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, and how her high school women’s basketball team in Philadelphia is honoring her memory.

    Essay
  13. Happy 125th Birthday, Basketball!

    Did you know that the very first game of basketball took place 125 years ago today, played by a group of “incorrigibles”? Learn about the history of the first game and team at the Library and Archives Canada blog.

    History
    Library and Archives Canada
  14. We Laughed, We Cried, We Felt: The Posts We Loved in 2016

    Curl up with some tea and a comfy blanket, and revisit our favorite reads.

    Academia
  15. Where the Big Ones Don’t Get Away: A Q&A with Fishing Enthusiast Ashley Rae

    Fishing enthusiast Ashley Rae talks about her passion and how blogging has helped her connect with anglers around the world.

    Sports
    All photos courtesy of Ashley Rae.