Halifax Canada Sports
The Canadian Football League (CFL) announced Thursday that the greatest touchdown pass of all time will come to Halifax this summer. The world's largest sporting goods retailer is in Dartmouth this weekend.
Riders Nation will march into Nova Scotia when the Saskatchewan Roughriders take on the Toronto Argonauts in the first game of the regular season in Halifax. The one-day event will take place on Saturday 29 July at the Halifax Convention Centre and will welcome over 75 delegates of all ages, coordinated by the Province of Nova Halifax and the City of Halifax. Riders Nation, the rabid follower that pops up wherever the team plays, is embraced by more than 100,000 fans from across the country as well as local and national media.
Crowds will continue to be large, although the Wanderers have reached an agreement with Soccer Nova Scotia that will prevent the stadium from being used as a venue for all approved Nova Halifax Soccer League matches. All games in the province have been closed voluntarily and all five curling rinks in and around Halifax have closed their doors. Those affected train and play in these zones for the teams, "Halifax City Public Safety and Emergency Management Director Dr. Michael O'Neill said Friday.
With organized leagues in the area, Halifax residents have access to virtually all types of sports facilities, from shooting ranges to hiking trails and provincial parks to athletics and hiking. Gaelic games such as hurling and Gaelic football, organised by the Gaelic Athletics Federation, are played in Halifax. There is also more funding to provide childcare places for many other activities such as athletics, hiking, etc. In addition, Halifax Public Schools and other public and private schools provide community and off-school use programs.
Halifax Public Library has a small 25-metre swimming pool and St George's Park, south of the city centre, has a private paddling club with a sheltered lake.
Halifax and the surrounding area are home to more than a dozen golf courses, ranging from 18 Holers Exclusive to 18 Holers Exclusive, as well as a wide range of golf courses.
Montreal and Toronto promoted lacrosse and even sent organizers from Great Britain to the Maritimes in 1867, but Halifax was lucky with the Voyageurs, as it is believed that they were stocked with some of the best players in the world at the time of their arrival. Halifax also has a thriving football scene, with thousands of boys and girls playing the sport at four-way and senior levels. The game is taking place in Halifax, where it has gained momentum in recent years, as it has been played in various leagues, such as the Halifax Soccer League and the Nova Scotia Football League.
Atlantic Schooners Group is working with the league to bring a CFL franchise to Atlantic Canada and has submitted a plan to Halifax City Council to build a new CFL-ready stadium in the city. At the same time, local business groups are pushing hard for the creation of a professional football team in Halifax, such as the Halifax Mooseheads. Halifax was courted by the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL) and the Montreal Alouettes of Major League Baseball, but the Moosehead's were a direct hit in their first season in Canada.
Although the Mooseheads players are not technically paid, Halifax has a history of pro-style activity, particularly in hockey. The Scotiabank Centre is home to the Halifax Mooseheads, a league that usually tops the league. The trek was intended to raise awareness of lacrosse after Strys moved the Rochester Knighthawks franchise to the Nova Scotia capital.
In the 1970s, local fans saw the rise of the Habs, the Canadiens Rising Stars and Bob Gainey's Montreal Canadiens when the Nova Scotia Voyageurs served as the team of choice for the Halifax Mooseheads, Halifax's first professional hockey team. It was not until 1994, when they joined the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, also known as Q, that Halifax began a long history of professional hockey in its own right.
Halifax played professional hockey for the first time in 20 years, but in the AHL. With a team often exhausted by calls, the Halifax Citadels never had the consistency that the Voyageurs and other AHL teams had, allowing them to bring three AHL championships to Halifax. In 1993, they were without an AHL and the best youngsters, who usually toil in the AHL for a few seasons, had to swim or sink with the rest of the team.
Captain James Sutherland admitted Nova Scotia's capital was ahead of most centres in games when he was reminded that the stick, which was played in the first match at Kingston, was sent to Halifax. The C.A.H. cited Kingston as the birthplace of hockey, was not based on solid historical facts and was immediately challenged by Montreal and Halifax, but not by Halifax itself.