Popular Activities During Confederation

In as early as 1200 Iroquois played lacrosse as a ritual with 100 to 1000 men playing on a field that was 500m to 3km long.  The people who played took the role of warriors and the goal was to bring glory and respect to there tribes and themselves.  William George Beers founded the Montreal Lacrosse Club in 1855 and shortened the game to be able to be played by 12 people per team.

A painting depicting the ritualistic version of lacrosse known as the "Creators Game"

In PEI even though it joined later than the original four Colonies, a popular sport was swimming in the summer.  This is likely because the Gulf of St. Lawrence is warmer than other areas in the North Atlantic.

The St. Lawrence Gulf

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