Monthly Archives: October 2011

How did they play in those outfits? Women’s Basketball 1905


Looking more like they’re wearing dancing clothes than basketball uniforms, the eight members of Windsor Collegiate Institute’s (later Patterson Collegiate) 1905 girls’ basketball team pose jauntily on the school steps. WCI was located on Goyeau Avenue in downtown Windsor. The only … Continue reading

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Gibbets, not giblets. Giving thanks that certain practices have gone the way of the DoDo.


It was the last thing I expected to see. A Gibbet. In the hallway leading to the washrooms on the main floor of Mackenzie Hall.  I was attending a conference there last week and I’m fairly certain that other than … Continue reading

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