Skiing Legends and the Laurentian Lodge Club

Skiing Legends and the Laurentian Lodge Club

This book invites you to curl up beside the fire and journey to a time when Montrealers skied down Peel Street and the Laurentians were "the wild west" of Quebec.

Author: Neil McKenty

Publisher: Torchflame Books

ISBN: 1611530830

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 152

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This book invites you to curl up beside the fire and journey to a time when Montrealers skied down Peel Street and the Laurentians were "the wild west" of Quebec. For two expatriate Torontonians, Neil and Catharine McKenty, this journey begins at the Laurentian Lodge Club in Shawbridge, now Prevost. There we meet skiing legends like "Jackrabbit" Johannsen, Harry Pangman and Barbara Kemp. With them we discover the perils of "Foster's Folly," the world's fi rst ski tow, we climb Mont Tremblant in the Thirties and we ride the ski trains with their smells of wax, orange peels and cigar smoke. And we also meet those earlier legends, the larger-than-life Cure Labelle, and the tragic Viscount D'Ivry who lived in a magnifi cent chateau on the shores of Lac-Manitou. This is also the story of how the Laurentians helped Montrealers weather two World Wars and the Depression. It's a great story and the authors have told it well."
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Skiing Heritage Journal

Skiing Heritage Journal

Pfeiffer. My skiing career is rooted in the Laurentians northwest of Montreal, so it
has been disappointing through the years to see ... That brings us to this year's
Skiing Legends and the Laurentian Lodge Club by Neil and Catharine McKenty.

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Skiing Heritage is a quarterly Journal of original, entertaining, and informative feature articles on skiing history. Published by the International Skiing History Association, its contents support ISHA's mission "to preserve skiing history and to increase awareness of the sport's heritage."
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The Story of Modern Skiing

The Story of Modern Skiing

McKenty and McKenty, Skiing Legends and the Laurentian Lodge Club, 55. The
precise date when Alex Foster operated the first rope tow is uncertain, a
consequence of Foster experimenting with prototypes beginning in 1930. The
McKentys ...

Author: John Fry

Publisher: University Press of New England

ISBN: 9781512601565

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 380

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This is the definitive history of the sport that has exhilarated and infatuated about 30 million Americans and Canadians over the course of the last fifty years. Consummate insider John Fry chronicles the rise of a ski culture and every aspect of the sport's development, including the emergence of the mega-resort and advances in equipment, technique, instruction, and competition. The Story of Modern Skiing is laced with revelations from the author's personal relationships with skiing greats such as triple Olympic gold medalists Toni Sailer and Jean-Claude Killy, double gold medalist and environmental champion Andrea Mead Lawrence, first women's World Cup winner Nancy Greene, World Alpine champion Billy Kidd, Sarajevo gold and silver medalists Phil and Steve Mahre, and industry pioneers such as Vail founder Pete Seibert, metal ski designer Howard Head, and plastic boot inventor Bob Lange. Fry writes authoritatively of alpine skiing in North America and Europe, of Nordic skiing, and of newer variations in the sport: freestyle skiing, snowboarding, and extreme skiing. He looks closely at skiing's relationship to the environment, its portrayal in the media, and its response to social and economic change. Maps locating major resorts, records of ski champions, and a timeline, bibliography, glossary, and index of names and places make this the definitive work on modern skiing. Skiers of all ages and abilities will revel in this lively tale of their sport's heritage.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Skiing Heritage Journal

Skiing Heritage Journal

According to Neil and Catharine McKenty's Skiing Legends and the Laurentian
Lodge Ski Club, Foster rigged a tow near the clubhouse on Big Hill that he
powered by running a rope around the tire rim of a Dodge car set up on blocks
and up ...

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Skiing Heritage is a quarterly Journal of original, entertaining, and informative feature articles on skiing history. Published by the International Skiing History Association, its contents support ISHA's mission "to preserve skiing history and to increase awareness of the sport's heritage."
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Historical Dictionary of Skiing

Historical Dictionary of Skiing

Hahnenkamm. The Chronicle of a Myth: 100 Years of the Kitzbu'hel Ski Club (
K.S.C.). ... German title: Hahnenkamm: Chronik eines Mythes: 100 Jahre Kitzbu'
heler Ski Club (K.S.C). Brugger ... Skiing Legends and the Laurentian Lodge
Club.

Author: E. John B. Allen

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810879775

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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The Historical Dictionary of Skiing relates the history of the sport through a comprehensive alphabetical dictionary with detailed, cross-referenced entries on key figures, places, competitions, and governing bodies within the sport. Author E. John B. Allen introduces the reader to the history of skiing through a detailed chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes and an extensive bibliography. This book is an excellent access point for researchers, students, and anyone interested in the history of skiing.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Culture and Sport of Skiing

The Culture and Sport of Skiing

Unnamed paper ( 12 February 1908 ; 11 February 1916 ; and 13 February 1919 )
in Wormington , Ski Race 46 , 67 , 148 ... see Neil and Catharine McKenty ,
Skiing Legends and the Laurentian Lodge Club ( Montreal : Price Patterson ,
2000 ) ...

Author: E. John B. Allen

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: UOM:39015070743540

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

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A comprehensive history of skiing from its earliest origins to the outbreak of World War II, this book traces the transformation of what for centuries remained an exclusively utilitarian practice into the exhilarating modern sport we know today. E. John B. Allen places particular emphasis on the impact of culture on the development of skiing, from the influence of Norwegian nationalism to the role of the military in countries as far removed as Austria, India, and Japan. Although the focus is on Europe, Allen's analysis ranges all over the snow-covered world, from Algeria to China to Zakopane. He also discusses the participation of women and children in what for much of its history remained a male-dominated sport. Of all the individuals who contributed to the modernization of skiing before World War II, Allen identifies three who were especially influential: Fridtjof Nansen of Norway, whose explorations on skis paradoxically inspired the idea of skiing as sport; Arnold Lunn of England, whose invention of downhill skiing and the slalom were foundations of the sport's globalization; and Hannes Schneider, whose teachings introduced both speed and safety into the sport. Underscoring the extent to which ancient ways persisted despite modernization, the book ends with the Russo-Finnish War, a conflict in which the Finns, using equipment that would have been familiar a thousand years before, were able to maneuver in snow that had brought the mechanized Soviet army to a halt. More than fifty images not only illustrate this rich history but provide further opportunity for analysis of its cultural significance.
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Canadian Books in Print

Canadian Books in Print

95 ( 0 - 920277 - 59 - 4 ] ( Great Lakes Album Series ) CIP Smith , A . Britton ;
Legend of the lake : the 22 - gun brig ... CIP McKenty , Neil and McKenty ,
Catherine ; Skiing legends and the Laurentian Lodge Club Price - Patterson ,
2000 $ 26 .

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ISBN: UOM:39015046431758

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The Canadian Who s who

The Canadian Who s who

B.A. 1913 , M.A. 1914 ; Harvard Alpha ; Anglican ; Clubs : Canadian ( Montreal ) ;
Univ . A.M. 1915 , Ph.D. ... Margaret Laurentian Lodge Ski ; Home : 190
MacLaren St. , d . late Arthur B. Jones , 29 Dec. ... 1936 ; author of " Swampy
Cree Legends ' New Hamburg , Ont . ; high sch . , Kitchener , Ont . ; 1938 ; "
Young Voyager " .

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ISBN: UCAL:$B724308

Category: Biography

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Riding the Elephant Surviving and Loving in a Bipolar Marriage

Riding the Elephant  Surviving and Loving in a Bipolar Marriage

Host of Montreal's top-rated English radio talk show, Neil McKenty appeared rational, balanced and a calming influence in any crisis.

Author: Catharine McKenty

Publisher: Torchflame Books

ISBN: 1611533465

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 244

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Host of Montreal's top-rated English radio talk show, Neil McKenty appeared rational, balanced and a calming influence in any crisis. Would anyone have believed that this sparkling public figure was very different behind closed doors? They met on the dance floor: he, a former Jesuit; she, grand-daughter of a two-time mayor of Toronto. Raised by her single mother, Catharine left the staid life of tea-parties for reconciliation work in post-war Europe. As a journalist for Pace, a magazine for adventurous youth of the 1960s, she conquered Los Angeles from the wheel of a pink Jaguar, unearthing a scoop that resulted in a best-selling book and Hollywood movie. Friends applauded that Catharine had found her intellectual equal. When her new husband's outbursts began, she attributed it to the stresses of married life. People knew little about mental illness in those days. It was far too uncomfortable to talk about. The word bipolar was virtually unknown. Together the McKentys wrote two best-selling books, rubbed shoulders with prime ministers, and worked closely with spiritual elites. Sandwiched between the couple's many accomplishments were Neil's suicidal depression and Catharine's desperate attempts to cope. The author examines the influences that helped her to maintain her sanity and the sanctity of marriage with a talented and troubled husband. She aims to empower others who care deeply about someone affected with bipolar disorder.
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Mobil

Mobil

Author: Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc. Staff

Publisher: Fodors Travel Publications

ISBN: 067903255X

Category: Travel

Page: 552

View: 699

Road maps for seven northeastern states and six Canadia provinces accompany information on recommended hotels, motels, and restaurants
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Successful Meetings

Successful Meetings

Château Whistler Golf Club , Whistler , British Columbia Highland Links , Cape
Breton , Nova Scotia To their delight ... through red pine forest and breathtaking
views from plateaus chiseled out of the side of the Laurentian mountains . ... PEI .
can ski in the morning before hitting Ocean breezes and picture - postcard the
valley golf courses in the afternoon ... Travel along the scenic Cabot ning
championship courses designed by Trail to include a round on Highland legends
of the game .

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924095737593

Category: Sales meetings

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Categories: Sales meetings

Survey Graphic

Survey Graphic

... ad . wants to get away somewhere : a week- ginning to share in this new
prosperity ; vertise skiing , tobogganing , skating , end in ... The practice of
working American Teaching Conference and to berline Lodge on the slopes of Mt
. Hood only five days a ... The Southwest , in for about $ 12 a day . cluding Texas
and the Indian country , arties , Plays , Carols , Legends ... who carries an
American of Mexico has just embarked on a new club leaders and all who plan
parties at passport .

Author: Paul Underwood Kellogg

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ISBN: UOM:39015011559039

Category: Public welfare

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Categories: Public welfare