A striking collection of two hundred iconic sports photographs—from local heroes to international icons, pickup games to sold-out stadiums.
From the growth of community sports around the province to the successful hosting of large-scale sporting events, and with the impressive development of world-class athletes, British Columbia boasts a vibrant and rich history of sports over the past century. Vancouver Sun and Province photojournalists and other local photographers have had a front-row seat to the action, producing sports photographs with the power to astonish. From Indigenous canoe racers and sumo wrestlers to homegrown champions such as Nancy Greene and Steve Nash to amateur athletes and sports fans, the two hundred photographs in Magic Moments in BC Sports capture an integral part of the province’s identity, in all its diverse, cheering, and face-painted glory.
About the author
Kate Bird helped manage the photograph collection at the Vancouver Sun and the Province for twenty-five years. She is the author of the bestselling Vancouver in the Seventies and has been the researcher for numerous books, including Making Headlines: 100 Years of The Vancouver Sun, which won the Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award at the 2013 BC Book Prizes. She lives in Vancouver, B.C.