Skiing Heritage JournalSkiing Heritage Journal



That brings us to this year's Skiing Legends and the Laurentian Lodge Club by Neil and Catharine McKenty. Neil is an award-winning writer and radio personality. Catharine is a research editor for the Reader 's Digest.

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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."

Neil McKenty LiveNeil McKenty Live



Early days of skiing fondly recalled: Laurentian Lodge members going downhill since 1924 Alan Hustak, ... Together, they have written Skiing Legends and the Laurentian Lodge Club, a social and anecdotal history of an institution that's ...

Author: Alan Hustak

Publisher: Light Messages Publishing

ISBN: 9781611532135

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Neil McKenty liked to argue just for the hell of it. During the 1970’s and 80s he was one of Montreal’s highest rated radio talk show hosts. At the peak of his career more than 75,000 people tuned in to CJAD to hear his show, Exchange. ‘The basic exchange on Exchange, is not between the listeners and Neil McKenty,” he once explained. “It is between the listeners. If the host sets up the chemistry, the show goes on its own momentum, and I am almost on the sidelines. On the other hand, I am in the entertainment business. If I bore my listeners, I’m dead.” The material collected in this book focuses on the years he moderated, infuriated, provoked and entertained his listeners.

The Story of Modern SkiingThe Story of Modern Skiing



E. John B. Allen, the ski historian, notes that “slalom” is derived from the Norwegian Slalaam, a descent around natural obstacles such as trees and rocks. ... McKenty and McKenty, Skiing Legends and the Laurentian Lodge Club, 55.

Author: John Fry

Publisher: University Press of New England

ISBN: 9781512601565

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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.

In the Stillness DancingIn the Stillness Dancing



Skiing LEGEnds and The Laurentian Lodge Club Neil and Catharine McKenty 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 ...

Author: Neil McKenty

Publisher: Light Messages Publishing

ISBN: 9781611532036

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Long after ordination in 1963, John Main discovered that the form of prayer advocated by the swami already existed within the mainstream of Western Christianity but had fallen into disuse. From then on, he was to devote his life to restoring this form of Christian meditation to its rightful place within the Church. His work began with the foundation of a meditation centre at Ealing Abbey in London and led, some years later, to the foundation of the Benedictine Priory of Montreal and the establishment of a worldwide spiritual family linked through the daily practice of meditation. Neil McKenty paints an attractive portrait of this compelling Irish monk whose teaching and writing on meditation were to transform the lives of thousands of men and women.

Historical Dictionary of SkiingHistorical Dictionary of Skiing



The Chronicle of a Myth: 100 Years of the Kitzbühel Ski Club (K.S.C.). ... German title: Hahnenkamm: Chronik eines Mythes: 100 Jahre Kitzbüheler Ski Club (K.S.C). Brugger, Andreas. ... Skiing Legends and the Laurentian Lodge Club.

Author: E. John B. Allen

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810868021

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Skiing is one of the oldest modes of transportation known, predating the wheel with dated artifacts to prove its pedigree. Skiing for sport, however, did not become common until about 150 years ago. The first Winter Olympic Games, held in Chamonix, France in 1924, were the first to introduce skiing as a competition. Events were held in both ski jumping and cross-country skiing. With advances in technology and increased leisure time, the popularity of skiing as a sport has risen exponentially since it was first introduced. 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.

Skiing Heritage JournalSkiing 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."

Skiing Heritage JournalSkiing Heritage Journal



Neil and Catharine McKenty's Skiing Legends and the Laurentian Lodge Ski Club quotes a long-time member of the club, Clee Dodge, relating that Foster in 1931 rigged a fairly short working model of the rope tow on a small slope just ...

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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."

J W McConnellJ W McConnell



Skiing Legends and the Laurentian Lodge Club. Montreal: Price-Patterson 2000. McKenzie, Francine. Redefining the Bonds of Commonwealth, 1939–1948. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan 2002. McMurray, Thomas. The Free Grant Land of Canada ...

Author: William Fong

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773577800

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J.W. McConnell (1877-1963), born to a poor farming family in Ontario, became one of the wealthiest and most powerful businessmen of his generation - in Canada and internationally. Early in his career McConnell established the Montreal office of the Standard Chemical Company and began selling bonds and shares in both North America and Europe, establishing relationships that would lead to his enormous financial success. He was involved in numerous businesses, from tramways to ladies' fashion to mining, and served on the boards of several corporations. For nearly fifty years he was president of St Laurence Sugar and late in life he became the owner and publisher of the Montreal Star. McConnell was an indefatigable and formidable fundraiser for the YMCA, the war effort of 1914/18, hospitals, and McGill University, where he served as governor for almost three decades. In 1937 he established what would become The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, the first major foundation in Canada and still one of the best endowed. J.W. McConnell was a principled and brilliant visionary with a strong work ethic and a deep commitment to the public good, a Rockefellerian figure in both big business and high society who quietly became one of the greatest philanthropists of his time. His life story - told in uncompromising detail by William Fong - is a study of raising, spending, and giving away money on the grandest scale.

The Culture and Sport of SkiingThe Culture and Sport of Skiing



Unnamed paper ( 12 February 1908 ; 11 February 1916 ; and 13 February 1919 ) in Wormington , Ski Race 46 ... see Neil and Catharine McKenty , Skiing Legends and the Laurentian Lodge Club ( Montreal : Price Patterson , 2000 ) , 52–55 .

Author: E. John B. Allen

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: UOM:39015070743540

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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.