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Sunday Morning (Island) Shinny

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In my story for the Winter issue of Spacing, I wrote about a women’s hockey league that plays on the frozen lagoons of the Toronto Islands every Sunday. The Margaret Philp Cup is an important event in this community’s calendar, one that celebrates the memory of the islander and Globe & Mail columnist who passed away from breast cancer in 2009.

Kathleen Doody, one of the islanders I spoke with, made a short film about the tournament and its namesake called Sunday Morning Shinny and the Margaret Philp Cup. The film paints a nice picture of what the community tradition is all about and has lots of great footage of people skating on the frozen lake. The near-winter weather this week got me thinking about skating again, and I thought Spacing readers might enjoy watching the film. Click either the image at the top of this post or this link to visit The Star’s website, where the film is hosted.

Thanks to Kathleen Doody for permission to share the video.


One comment

  1. Nice video.
    Just a warning… stay within the lagoons or the Toronto Port Authority will shut you down!