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Mary Haydon

Mary (née Haydon) Provost

Born: July 29, 1920 (Ottawa)
Died: September 25, 2013 (Ottawa)

Member: Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame (2003)

Mary Haydon was Canada’s top female high jumper in the late 1930s and a favourite to claim a spot on the 1940 Canadian Olympic team. 520 more words

HIGH JUMP WORLD RECORD!

HOLA!

Up on youtube again and I found this video of Javier Sotomayor setting a world record on high jumping. It almost looks like he’s flying when his legs lift from the ground. 18 more words

Captivating. Foal's Bread by Gillian Mears

I’m a fanatical reader. A fast reader. A reader who gobbles books, burps and looks for more. I am an insult to authors because they spend months if not years writing a book and I whizz through it with unseemly haste. 350 more words

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Best Australian novel for 2011

Late last year, I reviewed Foal’s Bread, by Gillian Mears,  for  the Courier Mail. After a year of reviewing some forgettable novels, this one stood out like a bright red full moon rising over the horizon, triumphant, lovely, full of passion and suggestive of dark rites and sacrifice. 435 more words

Foal's Bread

800 blood transfusions!

Marie Eve Chainey, a national-level high-jumper who has kidney disease prepares her dialysis machine at her home in Ottawa, Ontario, August 1, 2010.
CHRISTOPHER PIKE FOR THE TORONTO STAR

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