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A runner re-born: Vancouver’s Christopher Kape
In pop culture, athletes or celebrities crediting life-altering moments to a singular childhood experience has become quite a cliché. However, when open-heart surgery as a four-year old saves your life as a child and again forty years later - well, that’s a new one. Vancouver’s Christopher Kape is hoping to run a sub 1:45 Half Marathon at the 20th Maccabiah Games this summer: an impressive goal for any 44-year-old, but at only nine months following thoracic surgery, Kape is probably t...
A Maccabiah Family
In 1973, the Houston Aeros of the World Hockey Association made a big splash. They signed not one, but three members of the Howe family. Taking to the ice that season was 52-year-old legend Gordie as well as his sons Mark and Marty. Two decades later, Seattle Mariners fans witnessed something just as improbable: father and son, Ken Griffey Sr. and future Hall-of-Famer, Ken Griffey Jr., hit back-to-back homeruns. Looking back on his Hall of Fame career, the elder Howe referred to that season w...
Maccabi Canada Presents Open Men’s Waterpolo Team
TORONTO, MAY 18, 2017 – Maccabi Canada is pleased to announce the athletes selected for the Open Men's Waterpolo team set to compete in the 20th Maccabiah Games in Israel from July 4-18. These athletes are part of a more than 600-member delegation from Canada, who will join a total of 10,000 Jewish athletes from 80 countries in the third largest sporting event in the world....
Maccabi Canada Presents Gymnastics Teams 2017
TORONTO, MAY 17, 2017 – Maccabi Canada is pleased to announce the athletes selected for the Artistic and Rhythmic Gymnastic teams set to compete in the 20th Maccabiah Games in Israel from July 4-18. These athletes are part of a more than 600-member delegation from Canada, who will join a total of 10,000 Jewish athletes from 80 countries in the third largest sporting event in the world....
Maccabi Canada Presents Wrestling Team 2017
TORONTO, MAY 16, 2017 – Maccabi Canada is pleased to announce the athletes selected for the Wrestling team set to compete in the 20th Maccabiah Games in Israel from July 4-18. These athletes are part of a more than 600-member delegation from Canada, who will join a total of 10,000 Jewish athletes from 80 countries in the third largest sporting event in the world....
Maccabiah Games up next for Manitoba’s Sydney Hnatuk Swick
Carolyne Lindner & Sydney Hnatuk Swick excel in respective sports; Back in the summer of 2015, I learned and wrote about a young teen-age swimmer headlined “Things are going just swimmingly for Sydney.”...
Maccabi Canada’s talented baseball team eyeing Gold
Heading into the 2017 Maccabiah Games, Canada’s Junior Boys Baseball team has its eyes squarely set on favourites Team USA and beating them for the gold medal. With returning coach Howard Binstock at the helm and his assistant coach Matt Winograd by his side, the balanced, talented and deep team is comprised of players from Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Halifax and Atlanta. In his second stint as the team’s head coach, Binstock believes that his players’ ability to quickly develop chem...
Maccabi Canada Presents Open and Masters Soccer Teams 2017
TORONTO, MAY 11, 2017 – Maccabi Canada is pleased to announce the athletes selected for the Men's Open and Masters Soccer teams set to compete in the 20th Maccabiah Games in Israel from July 4-18. These athletes are part of a more than 600-member delegation from Canada, who will join a total of 10,000 Jewish athletes from 80 countries in the third largest sporting event in the world....
Maccabi Canada Presents Junior Soccer Teams 2017
TORONTO, MAY 10, 2017 – Maccabi Canada is pleased to announce the athletes selected for the Junior Boys U16 & U18 and Junior Girls Soccer teams set to compete in the 20th Maccabiah Games in Israel from July 4-18. These athletes are apart of a more than 600-member delegation from Canada, who will join a total of 10,000 Jewish athletes from 80 countries in the third largest sporting event in the world....
Rounding home: continuing a softball legacy
 If there’s one cliché in Judaism, it’s bubbie’s matzoh ball soup. Whether it’s for Shabbat or the common cold, this staple is omnipresent in a Jewish household. For Ottawa’s Hayley Bennett and a member of the Women’s Open Softball team, Jewish Penicillin was once more than comfort food, but a fond memory and perhaps her strongest connection to her grandmother. Or so she thought. Growing up half Jewish, Bennett’s upbringing was a mishmash of cultures and traditions. Whil...