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Deo brand gives $1 million to North American women hockey players

In order to keep women’s hockey going during the tough times caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the deodorant brand Secret has committed $1 million to the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association (PWHPA). The funding is the largest corporate commitment ever »

Society, Sports

Skate Canada International 2020 Grand Prix cancelled due to COVID-19

The 2020 Skate Canada International Grand Prix, which was scheduled for Oct. 30 and 31 in Ottawa, has been canceled due to the current rise in COVID-19 cases within the province. The event was scheduled to happen with no spectators »

Sports

Canadian athletes ask for clarity on Olympic anti-protest rule

Canadian athletes are asking the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to clarify and define the certain aspects of their anti-protest rule.  In a statement on Monday, Canadian Olympic Committee Athletes’ Commission (COC AC), have put forward seven recommendations to the IOC’s »

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Quebec university sports cancelled for the fall 2020 season

The Quebec Students Sports Federation (RSEQ) has cancelled its fall 2020 university sports programming.  “After having analyzed all possible scenarios, members of the university sector of the RSEQ  announce the cancellation of sanctioned sports programming until December 31, 2020,” the »

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Curling Canada cancels six 2021 championship event due to pandemic

Curling Canada has cancelled six more curling championships events that were scheduled for 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. According to a press release from the organization on Thursday, the Continental Cup, the Canadian Under-18 Championships, the New Holland »

Society

Canadian international soccer star publicly comes out as transgender

Canadian international soccer player Quinn publicly came out as transgender in an Instagram post on Tuesday. “Coming out is HARD (and kinda bs). I know for me it’s something I’ll be doing over again for the rest of my life,” »

Economy

Ontario Hockey League 2020-2021 season to start in December

The Ontario Hockey League (OHL) is planning to start its 2020-2021 season on Dec. 1 to ensure that its players, staff, fans and community are able to play and attend games safely. “We are looking forward to getting back to »

Society, Sports

Minnesota Wild’s Matt Dumba speaks out against racism during NHL restart

Minnesota Wild’s Matt Dumba became the first National Hockey League (NHL) player to kneel for the American national anthem on Saturday, during the first day of the league’s restart. Dumba, who was born in Regina and half-Filipino, is one of »

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National Women’s Hockey League season set to start in January 2021

The National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) announced on Wednesday that the start of their regular season has been delayed from mid-November to January 2021. According to the press release, all six of the NWHL’s teams will each play a full »

Health, Society

Prince Edward Island to host Canadian Premier League season

The Canadian Premier League (CPL) announced on Wednesday that its 2020 season will be held in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island starting next month.  According to an announcement from the league’s commissioner David Clanachan, the CPL will play what they are »