Dominion Day sports event, 1919

Into the Mainstream

In the loop

A few sports teams of Asian descent in Canada played in championship competition. The Chinese Students soccer team and the India Grass Hockey Club were British Columbia mainland champions in the 1930s. For the Asahis and their fans, continued baseball success helped speed up the acculturation of youth into the mainstream.


Detail of snapshot of Dominion Day sports event in front of the Vancouver Japanese Language School, 1919. Courtesy of the Kitagawa Family.