There’s a thought-provoking story about kotinos, or the olive wreath, and the Olympic Games. During the ancient Olympic games, winners were not awarded gold, silver, or bronze medals but rather an olive wreath crown. From A.D. Godlye’s English translation of Herodotus, published by the Harvard University Press in 1920: There had come to them a […]
Congratulations to the 2818 athletes who participated in the recent Surrey 2012 BC Summer Games! Thanks especially to the athletes’ parents, coaches, and the 3500 volunteers who helped to organize and host the Games. The Senate Human Rights committee’s recent study, Level the Playing Field, reminded me of how important it is for our young […]
This Friday the world will come together and celebrate the much-anticipated London 2012 Olympic Games. Every two years, over 10,000 athletes representing over 204 countries come together and share one flag, a flag that features five rings, one for each continent represented at the games. This summer while people from all corners of the world […]
The first recommendation of the Senate Human Rights committee’s recent report, Level the Playing Field, calls on the Government of Canada to ensure that: All Canadians have equal opportunities to participate in sport and recreational activities, regardless of disability, gender, culture or ethnic origin; and, That gender- and diversity-based analysis is incorporated in research as […]
The 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver present a “golden opportunity,” as the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages pointed out in its follow-up report of September 2009.
The whole world will have the chance to discover the cultural and linguistic wealth of one of Canada’s largest cities.