Books – Sports & Recreation
From the Swimming Hole to Sunnyside, How a City Learned to Love the Beach, 1850-1935
Dressing for the beach.
A vessel of meaning.
Sporting Culture in Manitoba and the Genesis of Prairie Wrestling
Wrestling on the prairies.
Leisure and Courtship in a Resort Town, 1900-1967
During the first half of the twentieth century, Winnipeg Beach proudly marketed itself as the Coney Island of the West. Located just north of Manitoba’s bustling capital, it drew 40,000 visitors a day and served as an important intersection point between classes, ethnic communities, and perhaps most importantly, between genders. In Winnipeg Beach, Dale Barbour takes us into the heart of this turn of the century resort area and introduces us to some of the people who worked, played and lived in the resort.
Winnipeg and the Roarin’ Game, 1876 to 1988
The rise of Winnipeg to world curling prominence in the nineteenth century and the persistence of that prominence in the twentieth.