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King’s College Record

Jan 1879
[first issue]

Probably we may refer to the changeable and disagreeable weather, the paucity* of our notes on sports and Athletic games in this first issue. It is to be hoped that before the winter is over there may be a snow-shoe club in operation. Earl Dufferin in addressing one of the large Snow-Shoe Clubs of Canada, observed that he thought they might easily solve the great and vext question of the North-West Passage, by traveling on foot to the North Pole. Without attempting such a feat, our students might expect much advantage from expeditions over the snowy country. Even though they might miss the gold medal of R.G.S. (Royal Geographic Society), they would find themselves when they leave King’s better able to compare in physique, growth and powers of endurance with the average alumnus of Home [English] institutions, where athletic sports are becoming more and more popular.
[*paucity – insufficiency]

Excerpt From:
King’s College Record – Vol 1
King’s College, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Library
– King’s College Archive


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