La création du premier club de crosse francophone de Québec: Reflet des tensions ethniques?

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Title
La création du premier club de crosse francophone de Québec: Reflet des tensions ethniques?
Abstract
Anglo-Quebecers founded to first organized lacrosse club (The Lacrosse Club of Montreal) in 1856, and Montrealer George William Beers drafted the rules for organized lacrosse in 1860. The game became so popular across the country that it became Canada's "national sport." The first Francophone lacrosse team (Quebec City's Le Club Champlain) was founded in 1868. That year, a series of four lacrosse matches were held in Quebec City between Le Club Champlain and one of the city's Anglophone teams, the Crescent Club. However, the matches had to be stopped because of the rowdy fans of each team who, according to the author, came from all social classes, unlike the players who were from the city's social elite. Afterwards, the players from the two teams met together at a banquet organized by Le Club Champlain. The author concludes that that ethnic tensions vary according to social class.
Publication
Cap-aux-Diamants
Volume
No. 121
Pages
35-36
Date
Printemps 2015
Language
fr
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Tremblay Lamarche, Alex. “La création du premier club de crosse francophone de Québec: Reflet des tensions ethniques?” Cap-aux-Diamants No. 121 (Printemps 2015): 35–36. https://www.erudit.org/en/journals/cd/2015-n121-cd01896/78029ac.pdf.
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