12 Canadian books to give the sports fan this holiday season
Books are a great gift for everyone! Here are 12 Canadian titles covering soccer, basketball, hockey and more for the sports fan in your life.
Sinclair is the long-time forward and captain of Canada's national soccer team and the Portland Thorns FC of the National Women's Soccer League. Born and raised in Burnaby, B.C., she now lives in Portland, Oregon.LISTEN | Christine Sinclair talks about life in soccer and the 2022 World Cup:
In 1994, Hirsch won the Stanley Cup with the New York Rangers as well as a silver medal at the Olympics. Born in Medicine Hat, Alta. and raised in Calgary, he was drafted by the New York Rangers and played for many seasons with the Vancouver Canucks. After retiring from play, Hirsch became an NHL coach and later an analyst with Sportsnet. He also became the national youth ambassador for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and a co-host of The Players' Tribune podcast, Blindsided.
Sean Conboy is the editor-in-chief of the Players' Tribune, and was previously a contributing writer for Wired magazine.Former Vancouver Canucks goalie Corey Hirsch on new book "The Save of My Life"
Duvernay-Tardif is a football player for the New York Jets. He won a Superbowl in 2020 with the Kansas City Chiefs. He graduated with a medical degree from McGill University in 2018 and then worked as an orderly in a long-term care facility in Montreal during the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, he . His scrubs and lab coat are on display in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Perry King is a Toronto journalist, communications officer and author. His writing focuses on themes of sports, community, culture and education. His work can be seen in Spacing Magazine, Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail.
At 38 years old, Robert Earl Stewart weighed 368 pounds and was slowly eating himself to death. After a terrifying doctor's appointment, he decided to go for a walk, which set him on a life-altering course. Within a year, he ran long distances and lost weight, but not without setbacks and some time in jail.
Stewart is a writer and poet. His first book of poetry, Something Burned Along the Southern Border, was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. Stewart lives in Windsor, Ont.
Andreescu is a Canadian professional tennis player and author who is the highest-ranked Canadian in the history of the Women's Tennis Association.Bianca Andreescu on rising to the top of the tennis world, and how she stays grounded
Ken Dryden may have been on the ice to experience Paul Henderson's historic goal in game eight of the 1972 Summit Series, but, as the team's goalie, he didn't have the best view of the moment. Fifty years later, he still feels the impact of that series and that iconic goal. , explores Dryden's memories from the iconic series. It also features postcards, letters and other mementos from Canadian and Soviet fans that give the series a more personal look.
Glouberman is an outdoor guide and a graduate of the Creative Writing MFA program at the University of British Columbia. When she's not off exploring the wilderness, she can often be found in Whistler, Montreal or on Vancouver Island.
Based in Erie Beach, Ont., Kennedy is a sports journalist and secondary school teacher. In 2011, he founded the Chatham-Kent Sports Network, an online news outlet covering both amateur and professional athletes.