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Running

The Alex Decoteau Story
eBook
Inspired by the life of Alex Decoteau, this moving one-act play tells the tale of a Cree hero and running warrior. In 1911, in Edmonton, Alberta, he became Canada's 1st aboriginal police officer, famous for chasing after speeding vehicles on foot to ticket them! A champion runner and popular figure, Decoteau raced for Canada at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm, fought for Canada in World War I and was killed, in 1917, while running a message at the Battle of Passchendaele. He was only 29 years old.The book includes an historical note, archival photographs, and a fascinating introduction to the play and the Alex Decoteau Run, which introduced Edmonton schoolchildren to this aboriginal role model.Attention teachers: Appropriate for Grades 5 and up (9 years and older).

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Publisher: FICTIVE PRESS

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781927663141
  • Release date: September 15, 2014

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9781927663141
  • File size: 394 KB
  • Release date: September 15, 2014

Formats

OverDrive Read
EPUB eBook

Languages

English

Inspired by the life of Alex Decoteau, this moving one-act play tells the tale of a Cree hero and running warrior. In 1911, in Edmonton, Alberta, he became Canada's 1st aboriginal police officer, famous for chasing after speeding vehicles on foot to ticket them! A champion runner and popular figure, Decoteau raced for Canada at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm, fought for Canada in World War I and was killed, in 1917, while running a message at the Battle of Passchendaele. He was only 29 years old.The book includes an historical note, archival photographs, and a fascinating introduction to the play and the Alex Decoteau Run, which introduced Edmonton schoolchildren to this aboriginal role model.Attention teachers: Appropriate for Grades 5 and up (9 years and older).

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