Womens' Athletics

  • Competitive leagues for Maritime female university athletes were forming by the early 1960s, and SDU women were eager participants. Mnemosyne 1964. p. 71.
  • : Intramural bowling was a popular feature of the SDU sports and recreation scene in the 1950s and 1960s, and provided an early opportunity for SDU women to compete alongside — and against — their male classmates. Red and White [newspaper]. vol. 2, no. 7 (April 18, 1962). p. 4.
  • This yearbook page gives a sense of the variety of sporting and recreation activity at SDU in the early 1960s. Note the hint at male-female rivalry in the bowling photo caption. Also of note is the (rather frightening) home-made Winter Carnival “bobsled run” at top left. Mnemosyne 1963. p. 64.
  • Womens’ hockey action during the 1963 Winter Carnival. The less-than-lavish ambience common to many rinks of the era can be seen in the background. G. Harris SDU Photographic Collection (UPEI Archives Acc #: 2013-250), Image 03-7571.
  • The 1963 Winter Carnival also featured a “Co-ed Tug of War”. Whether the male “anchor” at the back was invited or self-appointed is not known. G. Harris SDU Photographic Collection (UPEI Archives Acc #: 2013-250), Image 03-7589.
  • : A co-ed plays tennis on a fine evening, ca. 1962. The sport enjoyed a revival amongst both male and female SDU students after the construction of paved tennis courts during the summer of 1960; the courts were on the northwest side of the Alumni Gymnasium, where the Murphy Student Centre’s parking lot is now located. G. Harris SDU Photographic Collection (UPEI Archives Acc #: 2013-250), Image 21-7942.
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