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Maccabiah Games debut…Ready to face the best Jewish athletes in the world
Kayla Segal begins her day like most of us. A six-kilometer run to the Cote Saint Luc Aquatic and Community Centre for an hour swim, then back on her feet to retrace the six-kilometer run home, followed by a quick bike ride into the office. All before breakfast. Now, when you throw in another brisk ride during lunch and one at the end of the day; it’s no wonder that Segal is a favourite to capture Triathlon gold for Team Canada at the 20th Maccabiah Games. The Masters athlete is making h...
Maccabi Canada Presents Open Men’s Basketball Team
TORONTO, MAY 24, 2017 – Maccabi Canada is pleased to announce the athletes selected for the Open Men's Basketball team set to compete in the 20thMaccabiah 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 Basketball Teams 2017
TORONTO, MAY 23, 2017 – Maccabi Canada is pleased to announce the athletes selected for the Junior Boys and Junior Girls Basketball 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....
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...