Basketball in Canada
In 1891 at a YMCA Training School in Springfield, Mass., a Canadian athletic instructor invented a simple game involving a ball tossed into a peach basket. It would take nearly a century for basketball to gain worldwide prominence and develop its own culture, fashion and vibe. Along the way, Canadians have played a huge role in popularizing the sport, on the street, in gyms and in the professional ranks. From a phenomenal women's team from Edmonton, to the rise of the Raptors and Grizzlies, to names like Rautins, Nash and Triano, CBC Digital Archives dribbles through a history of basketball in Canada.