FROM THE EDITOR
Whether you love to play a sport, prefer to watch, or don’t think you’re interested, we promise you’ll enjoy this issue of Kayak. It’s all about Canada's favourite sports and the people who play them.
Some of those people train and play for the love of their sport — they don’t earn their living doing it. They are called amateurs. People who get paid to play are called professionals. For instance, someone who competes in the Paralympics or the North American Indigenous Games is an amateur. Someone who plays for the Vancouver Canucks or Toronto Blue Jays is a professional.
But sports aren’t just for serious athletes. There are lots of ways ordinary people can stay active and have fun — swimming and biking in summer, cross-country skiing and skating in winter. So read up on sports, but don’t spend too much time sitting still. We hope this issue will also inspire you to go outside or to the pool, gym, community centre or wherever, and get moving!