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Maccabi Canada invites children to a community Volleyball program

“Being part of a sports team can make it easier to work together with others, and solve issues, whether these scenarios take place on the gym court or in the classroom.” Says Canadian Volleyball champion Josh Binstock. “In addition to the well-known physical health benefits, volleyball helped develop my self-confidence and resilience.” He adds.

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CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletics Stadium Handed Back to York University

Thursday (September 17) marked the official handover of the CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Athletics Stadium as Saӓd Rafi, CEO, TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Organizing Committee and Mario Sergio, MPP, York West handed over a ceremonial key to Mamdouh Shoukri, President and Vice Chancellor, York University as Athletics Canada and York University varsity track & field athletes looked on.

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Jewish Para Athletes Medal at Parapan Am Games

Joel Dembe and Alison Levine are at opposite ends of their athletics careers. Dembe, the 31-year-old wheelchair tennis veteran; Levine, a rising contender on the boccia international scene, who at 25 has been playing the ball-tossing sport for just two years. The duo added to the Canadian Jewish medal haul this summer on home soil, both reaching the podium at ...

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Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival in Whistler, BC

141 ambitious competitors and over ten thousand cheese lovers gathered ( Aug. 15) in Whistler, British Columbia for the eighth edition of the Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival, hosted by Dairy Farmers of Canada. Competitors chased an 11-pound wheel of Boerenkaas, produced by British Columbia cheese maker Natural Pastures, down Blackcomb Mountain. Rebecca Sharar, from Bainbridge, Washington, won the women’s race ...

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European Maccabi Games in Berlin is a “triumph of good over evil”

World Jewish Congress (WJC) President Ronald S. Lauder told Jewish athletes competing in the European Maccabi Games today that the global Jewish athletic competition at Berlin’s Olympic Park, which was built by the Nazis for the 1936 Olympic Games, represented “a triumph of good over evil.” “Here we are, 70 years since the concentration camps were liberated and the true ...

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Team Canada made Canadian history in Pan Am Games

The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games wrapped up (July 26) with an exhilarating Closing Ceremony, which featured the songs and dance styles of the diverse cultures of Toronto, the Greater Golden Horseshoe region and the 41 participating countries and territories of the Americas. The Organizing Committee (TO2015) estimates that, between ticketed events, municipal activations and free PANAMANIA festivities, there were ...

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