Book Launch: Thrashing Seasons: Sporting Culture in Manitoba and the Genesis of Prairie Wrestling

Event Date: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event Location: 
314 Bay Street (Above the Hoito)
Event Fee: 
Free. Everyone one is welcome.
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. Michel S. Beaulieu
Event Contact Phone: 
(807) 343-8341
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Horseback wrestling, catch-as-catch-can, glima; long before the advent of today’s WWE, forms of wrestling were Cover of Thrashing Seasonspractised by virtually every cultural group. Alumnus and Department of History member C. Nathan Hatton’s latest book, Thrashing Seasons: Sporting Culture in Manitoba and the Genesis of Prairie Wrestling, tells the story of wrestling in Manitoba from its earliest documented origins in the eighteenth century, to the Great Depression.

Join us for the Thunder Bay launch of the book at the Finnish Labour Temple on 7 June at 6:00 pm.

Copies will be available for purchase at the event.

More information about the book can be found at: https://uofmpress.ca/books/detail/thrashing-seasons

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