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Inactive Project[edit]

I am taking the lead on cleaning up this project. Currently compiling topics in the to do list - let me know if you'd liek to help. HalifaxRage (talk) 13:40, 3 March 2010 (UTC)

Archived old discussions[edit]

I have moved the old discussions to an archive page - see the archive box. HalifaxRage (talk) 13:41, 3 March 2010 (UTC)

Sport in Canada[edit]

I propose we use Sport in Canada as our portal page. I suggest that we develop the entire page as much as possible, categorized into sections, and then once a section is complete (or close to it) we determine if we want to split it off into a separate article. I believe that we will end up with several sections like this such as Professional sports in Canada, Canada at international multi-sport competitions etc. HalifaxRage (talk) 12:59, 4 March 2010 (UTC)

Other Projects[edit]

A lot of work here would fall under various wikiProjects such as WP:Olympics; it would be great if some of those members would help us out here; likewise any work we do on related pages would help their project. Notably there is a lot of work need on pages related to the Paralympics. HalifaxRage (talk) 17:12, 18 March 2010 (UTC)


I have outlined a suggested structure of th eproject at Wikipedia:WikiProject_Canadian_sport#Scope. My suggestion is we work on each high level page to bring it to the point where it can be used as a portal for its subject. As time and manpower permits, each sub-category could then get formatted to fit this structure, for example common "see also" tags could be added as well as categories. I think we'd get soem traction with other projects (see above) if we can cross-tag articles, for example as we work on everything under Baseball in Canada we can tage them all with WP:Baseball such that those pages can be brought to their attention. There are lots of hardworking editors out ther eon other projects who can help us out. HalifaxRage (talk) 17:49, 18 March 2010 (UTC)

I moved this to Structure for simplicity. I'd love to see this fille dout as completely as possible for the first few levels at least. This would let us quickly see where we need to focus editing. HalifaxRage (talk) 11:44, 19 March 2010 (UTC)


{{Portal|Sport in Canada}} We have made you guys a portal in hopes to drum up some editors for you !!!
It will be added to -->Template:WikiProject Canada if it has not already by the time you see this message !!
The portal has also been added to -->Portal:Canada/Related portals...that appears on all the Canada portals ...

Note the minor change above. Rich Farmbrough 17:20 8 June 2010 (UTC).

Canadian sport articles have been selected for the Wikipedia 0.8 release[edit]

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Women's soccer in Quebec[edit]

Hey everyone, I wish to work on the pages on the women's soccer. I begin with the page of Laval Comets and Quebec City Amiral SC. I have to end these 2 pages. And I have to modify the page of Amy Walsh a great local player of soccer whom I like very much. It was not easy for me because I am new member on Wikipedia. I wish to continue at the level of the other women's teams of Quebec ( Carabins, Rouge et or, Vert et Or) and maybe also of Canada.

You can read 3 pages and say to me if everything is correct Merci beaucoup --Charlesquebec (talk) 22:25, 8 October 2010 (UTC)

new page for Maroua Chebbi --Charlesquebec (talk) 23:08, 10 October 2010 (UTC)

Canadian Women's Hockey[edit]

Hello I made some updated by pages Montreal Stars and Canadian Women's Hockey League Only verify if everything is correct because I am new member on wikipedia . Tanks --Charlesquebec (talk) 15:52, 15 October 2010 (UTC)

Montreal Carabins[edit]

Montreal Carabins Good evening, I redid all the page. --Charlesquebec (talk) 01:31, 16 October 2010 (UTC)

Canadians clubs in W-League[edit]

Ottawa Fury Women a new page. Only verify if everything is correct --Charlesquebec (talk) 01:09, 19 October 2010 (UTC)

and important update on Hamilton Avalanche,Toronto Lady Lynx and London Gryphons --Charlesquebec (talk) 13:14, 27 October 2010 (UTC)

Battle of Quebec (sports)[edit]

We seem to be missing the "Battle of Quebec" in sport. There are articles on it for Battle of Alberta and Battle of Ontario. (Battle of Quebec is a disambiguation page) (talk) 13:53, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

Vancouver Canucks (WHL)[edit]

Is the Vancouver Canucks (WHL) the predecessor of the Vancouver Canucks (NHL) ? the WHL team stopped playing in 1970, when the NHL team was formed. There are comments at the WHL team talk page that indicates that it switched over/rebuilt, with some people remaining in place as transition. (talk) 04:13, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

youth sports in canada[edit]

After looking at the 2011 Canada Games, I found articles 1988 Junior Olympics and 2011 International Children's Winter Games. These seem to need some work.

Does anyone know about the 1988 event? (talk) 03:49, 15 February 2011 (UTC)

NHL Winter ClassicNHL outdoor games[edit]

It has been proposed to move NHL Winter Classic (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) to NHL outdoor games to better cover the contents, and both Classics (Heritage and Winter). (talk) 01:01, 21 February 2011 (UTC)

Women's soccer articles[edit]

Many additions for the old page of defunct teams: Montreal Xtreme and Sudbury Canadians, --Charlesquebec (talk) 21:06, 27 April 2011 (UTC)

Proposed merge[edit]

It is suggested that this article Winter Stadium (Montreal) be merged into CEPSUM Stadium . It is my feeling: I know very well the CEPSUM and the campus of Université de Montréal. The Winter Stadium (Montreal) probably does not merit his own article, and such content as is appropriate should probably be merged into the CEPSUM Stadium article. I invite discussion, --Charlesquebec (talk) 12:59, 6 May 2011 (UTC)

Addition of Women leagues in United States and Canada[edit]

Addition of 3 most important and professionnal for women:

Other women leagues are less important and the status of the women players is amateur for the American and Canadian sports federations. --Charlesquebec (talk) 22:25, 13 May 2011 (UTC)

  • I probably wouldn't put any of those, as they generally aren't considered major leagues in the sense that this template is trying to convey. They get relatively no coverage in media. Especially the hockey one. I think this template is trying to indicate the leagues with are called teh 4 major leagues. In fact I would probably remove all of the others other than the four. -DJSasso (talk) 12:24, 14 May 2011 (UTC)
I am the editor who cast the template into it's current form. It is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all the top-level leagues in various sports in the US and Canada. It is intended as a navigational aid linking the "big 4" professional team sports leagues, a well-established concept in US (and Canadian ) sports. However, the template was expanded to include additional leagues that are sometimes considered the "fifth major league", that is ones that are sometimes included as a major, or looked at as being the next breakthrough.
That's why MLS and the CFL are included. The former is widely understood as the fifth major in the US (with increasing acceptance as such), while the CFL is the top gridiron football league in Canada, and the second most popular sport there according to surveys.
A quick look at the other included articles leads me to definitively take out the CWHL, which is so far from being noticed at a level anywhere near the big 4 it doesn't belong. The WNBA does get fairly substantial coverage, so it's the women's league most akin to the "big 4". I would say WPS is also questionable; there's very little coverage outside the specialty sources. The lacrosse leagues' players have day jobs during the week, so I'm not even sure they are fully professional, and are little noted by the mainstream press. And the Arena Football League, was at one point "the next big thing", with major national coverage, but it's collapse and reorganization (which has lead to far smaller attendences and player salaries) has dropped the leagues prominence tremendously. I could see removing any of them. oknazevad (talk) 14:58, 14 May 2011 (UTC)
Yes Gentleman, cross off any mention of the major women leagues in North America. The professional licenses of the women players still exist for Hockey Canada and for Canada Soccer Asssociation /and for the US soccer but not for some wikipedians here. The professional sport is also only man's world. All my congratulations Gentlemans. --Geneviève (talk) 15:06, 14 May 2011 (UTC)
Hey, it may say more about the sporting culture than we'd like, but the fact is, Women's sports leagues are far less prominent in the US and Canada than the men's leagues. That's all that this navbox is covering: the most prominent leagues. oknazevad (talk) 15:16, 14 May 2011 (UTC)
Its not that women's hockey isn't important. Its just that the topic of this template is the major sports leagues. Neither of the 3 leagues are considered the major leagues. Whether or not that is a good thing isn't the issue, its reality. -DJSasso (talk) 16:32, 14 May 2011 (UTC)
Also another reality: I think that there are two or three people monitoring some related sport pages and working together to coordinate their actions and make go away any change on what they do not like. Now, how to change the male culture in Wikipedia ? Sadly, I have no idea --Charlesquebec (talk) 20:55, 14 May 2011 (UTC)
Try to assume good faith, maybe? You're the one who posted the same comment on three different talk pages, so don't be surprised when the same response appears in multiple places. oknazevad (talk) 04:34, 15 May 2011 (UTC)

Naming discussion: Québec Capitales → Les Capitales de Québec[edit]

Readers of this page may be interested in contributing to the discussion at Talk:Québec Capitales#Requested move. Cheers. -GTBacchus(talk) 18:21, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

Sport or sports[edit]

When it comes to the use of "sports" or "sport", does Canada tend to follow American or British English conventions (see American and British English differences#Word derivation and compounds)? Thanks, -- Black Falcon (talk) 21:53, 8 January 2012 (UTC)

In most contexts, such as the example presented in that article, we would follow the American convention. I read the sports section in my newspaper. Resolute 00:52, 9 January 2012 (UTC)
I appreciate your response. Thank you, -- Black Falcon (talk) 09:03, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

Proposal to redirect Canadian related project talk pages[edit]

Please see Wikipedia talk:Canadian Wikipedians' notice board#Proposal to redirect Canadian related project talk pages.Moxy (talk) 17:43, 16 October 2012 (UTC)

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Years in Canadian states[edit]

Re the years by Canadian state/territory, it is simple enough to use the standard “years in” template to simplify navigating beteween years, see Category:2008 in Newfoundland and Labrador as against Category:2008 in Manitoba. Hugo999 (talk) 01:38, 22 July 2015 (UTC)

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Icon change[edit]

It is proposed (here) that the portal icon for Portal:Sport in Canada, and for Wikipedia:WikiProject Canadian sport, be changed to File:Flag shirt of Canada.png. Is everyone okay with this? Matt Fitzpatrick (talk) 17:43, 9 November 2016 (UTC)