Ever since the beginning of Canadian democracy it has cost money to play sports, especially for middle class Canadians with young families.
CBC published a story where refugee Canadians say they might have to quit playing sports because they can’t afford it, they say sports keeps them from committing crimes.
Via the story:
Several players on his team face getting cut if they don’t come up with about $250 each to cover their portion of the team’s league fees — a big cost to many who are already struggling to get by on fixed incomes.
Chance, now 23, points to people at his former inner-city high school, who arrived as refugees and are now in jail or have joined gangs, as proof of what the team is doing to keep guys out of trouble.
Full story here.