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Cricket: Canada's first designated national sport?

This was a tidbit of information I learned about Canada today. Minister Kenney released a statement today about the Canadian Cricket team's participation at the Cricket World Cup. Third year in a row! Apparently Cricket was designated Canada's first national sport!

Now, for anyone who knows anything about Canadian sports, you will know we are hockey fanatics!

While hockey is "home grown", cricket is clear evidence of the impact of immigration to Canada. This "import" of cricket into Canada goes as far back into Canadian history as does immigration itself! Although, in a country built on immigration, maybe cricket is just as home grown as hockey.

Good luck to our cricket boys at the World Cup!

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