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Magic Moments in BC Sports

A Century in Photos

Regular price $24.95
  • ISBN: 9781771644518
  • Tags: Bob Lenarduzzi, Kate Bird, Sports & Recreation,
  • Dimensions: 9 x 10
  • Published On: 09/10/2019
  • 176 Pages

Available September 10, 2019

A striking collection of two hundred iconic sports photographs—from local heroes to international icons, pickup games to sold-out stadiums.

From the growth of community sports around the province to the successful hosting of large-scale sporting events, and with the impressive development of world-class athletes, British Columbia boasts a vibrant and rich history of sports over the past century. Vancouver Sun and Province photojournalists and other local photographers have had a front-row seat to the action, producing sports photographs with the power to astonish. From Indigenous canoe racers and sumo wrestlers to homegrown champions such as Nancy Greene and Steve Nash to amateur athletes and sports fans, the two hundred photographs in Magic Moments in BC Sports capture an integral part of the province’s identity, in all its diverse, cheering, and face-painted glory.

Kate Bird helped manage the photograph collection at the Vancouver Sun and the Province for twenty-five years. She is the author of Vancouver in the Seventies, and City on Edge, and the researcher for Making Headlines: 100 Years of The Vancouver Sun, which won the Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award. She lives in Vancouver, B.C.

Bob Lenarduzzi is a Vancouver sports icon. Born in East Vancouver in 1955, he famously won the Soccer Bowl with the Vancouver Whitecaps in 1979. He would go on to represent Canada at the 1986 FIFA World Cup, later moving on to coach the Vancouver 86ers and the Canadian men’s national team. He lives in North Vancouver and is president of Vancouver Whitecaps FC.