The Grads Are Playing Tonight!

Between 1915 and 1940 the amazing Edmonton Grads dominated women's basketball in Canada. Coached by J. Percy Page, they played over 400 official games, losing only 20; they travelled more than 125,000 miles in Canada, the United States, and Europe; and they crossed the Atlantic three times to defend their world title at exhibition games held in conjunction with the Summer Olympics in Paris, Amsterdam, and Berlin. Meticulously researched and documented-including capsule biographies of all 38 women who played for the Grads over the years and over 100 photos-the story of the Edmonton Grads will enthrall fans of sport history and women in sport. [CTV interview: http://tinyurl.com/6pxg5aq]

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Cover 1
Title Page 4
Copyright 5
Epigraph: Tribute to the "Grads" 6
Contents 8
Foreword 10
Abbreviations 16
Acknowledgements 18
Introduction 20
1 How it Began 28
2 Unlikely Civic Boosters 54
3 Taking On the World 76
4 The Grads 1915 - 1924 112
5 Keeping it Simple 138
6 The Grads 1925 - 1930 162
7 Rhythm of the Years 196
8 The Grads 1931 - 1940 222
9 Papa Page and the Family 260
10 Remembering the Grads 276
Appendix 1: Edmonton Commercial Graduates Basketball Club Chronology (1915-1940) 290
Appendix 2: Honours and Awards to the Edmonton Grads and J. Percy Page 326
Notes 330
Sources 348
Index 358
Other Titles from University of Alberta Press 380