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Penguin Ski Club

Penguin Ski Club

The Penguin Ski Club was the first ski club to be founded in Canada by women for women only. Founded in 1932 to complement McGill University's all-male Red Birds Ski Club formed in 1928 by graduate ski team members, the Penguins were Montreal women who had become friends and shared a love of skiing. From the outset, friendly relationships existed between both clubs with marriages between Penguin and Red Bird members being a common outcome. Initially, the women suggested they call themselves "Bluebirds" to emphasize an affiliation with their male counterparts in contrast to their male counterparts. However, the name "Penguin" was chosen as being more appropriate because they represented birds of snow and ice. To continue reading, "click" here

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