Rosemary Ganley The Peterborough Examiner September 6, 2018
Flying discs i.e. by Frisbee are used in the growing sport Ultimate. METROLAND FILE PHOTO
I've been searching the culture for small, almost hidden, ways we are resisting Trumpism and Fordism. This week I have seen the resistance clearly, not on the streets or in the press, but in sport; in a game. Ultimate frisbee, better known as Ultimate.
Twenty-five years ago, our middle son met the woman he was to marry, a social worker from Moncton, while they were playing Ultimate Frisbee on the Halifax Commons. Their favorite wedding gift was an antiqued disc from their friends, which hangs today on their living room wall.
So I have had a soft spot for this game, the most democratic and alternative team sport I've ever seen. Seven players a side, usually four men and three women, throwing a 175-gram plastic disc, short or long distances, with huge curves, unexpected trajectories and soft landings. Continue Reading >Here<
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