Lecture 4- Sport in Canada.docx

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Lecture 4: Sport in Canada What has Shaped the Sport Industry? Major players in the sport industry behind the scenes o Governance o Advocacy Winter sport industry In Canada What drives consumer consumption? o Consumer behaviour model External influences at play in the sport industry The Development of Sport in Canada Geography and climate have influenced sport popularity Cultural influences helped develop sport Governance and policy have shaped the sport system Technological advancements o Railway, radio Consumer demand for entertainment National and local pride Geography and Climate Canada’s population is 35,702,707 The geographical dispersion is 10 provinces, 3 territories o There is differences in population, resources and funding Physical geography o Creates different opportunity Cultural Influences First nations Immigration o French and English Continued immigration today Historical Sport in Canada Organized sport in Canada can be dated to the 1770’s o Horse racing Long before the first Nations competed in various forms of play and games (finger pull etc) Tewaarathon lacrosse First Nation Influence Sport in Canada is indebted to First Nation’s for many of today’s still popular activities including snow shoeing, canoeing, tobogganing and Lacrosse Lacrosse is the summer sport of Canada French Influence
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The early French inhabitants to the areas now known as Quebec City and Montreal partook in games that were predominately physical in prowess and that were revered for their masculine natures French Canada , the notion of strong man became a part of culture and lore British Influence Traditions like hunting, gaming law, and the need to license billiard tables and tavern life became fixtures in society Curling and golf also became a part of the British influence Horse racing as well but that was with various social classes o These actives remain popular in Canada Rail- Way The development of the railway system in Canada is on of the most important developmental components of what sport is in Canada today o 1850 there was 160KM o 1900 30,000KM Spectator Sports Boxing, horse racing, Ice-hockey, baseball Private Organizations Sport clubs, skill hills, golf courses, professional sport, merchandise and retail store, training
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