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Calgary Stampede

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure — History of the Americas.

The city of Calgary is recognized globally for its annual stampede, a time when the city dons its western garb, puts on its cowboy face, and treats visitors from around ...

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canoeing

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas — Sport and Leisure.

Millions of Canadians participate in recreational paddling. This might involve a weekend camping trip or a longer venture through one of the country's wilderness parks. A small but highly...

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compadrazgo

Overview page. Subjects: Sociology — History of the Americas.

In Spain and Latin America, compadrazgo is a widespread and elaborate form of “godparenting,” or ritual kinship, organized around Roman Catholic ceremonies of baptism, confirmation, and...

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lacrosse

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure — History of the Americas.

In 1994 Parliament declared lacrosse one of Canada's two national sports. The game emerged in the 1850s, when the anglophone middle class of Montreal adopted the Indian game of ‘baggataway’...

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muscular Christianity

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas — Sport and Leisure.

A Christian life of brave and cheerful physical activity, especially as popularly associated with the writings of Charles Kingsley (1819–75) and with boys' public schools of the Victorian...

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rodeo

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure — History of the Americas.

A competitive exhibition of the skills of individual cowboys (or cattle-punchers), particularly in riding, that is established as a popular spectacle in North America. The term ‘rodeo’ is...

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