Power Play

Power Play


  • Release: 2019-10-10
  • Publisher: University of Alberta
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 464 page
  • ISBN: 9781772124934
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When the Rogers Place arena opened in downtown Edmonton in September 2016, no amount of buzz could drown out the rumours of manipulation, secret deals, and corporate greed undergirding the project. Working with documentary evidence and original interviews, the authors present an absorbing account of the machinations that got the arena and the adjacent Ice District built, with a price tag of more than $600 million. The arena deal, they argue, established a costly public financing precedent that people across North America should watch closely, as many cities consider building sports facilities for professional teams or international competitions. Their analysis brings clarity and nuance to a case shrouded in secrecy and understood by few besides political and business insiders. Power Play tells a dramatic story about clashing priorities where sports, money, and municipal power meet.

Power Play

Power Play


  • Release: 2019-11-06
  • Publisher: University of Alberta
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 424 page
  • ISBN: 9781772124941
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When the Rogers Place arena opened in downtown Edmonton in September 2016, no amount of buzz could drown out the rumours of manipulation, secret deals, and corporate greed undergirding the project. Working with documentary evidence and original interviews, the authors present an absorbing account of the machinations that got the arena and the adjacent Ice District built, with a price tag of more than $600 million. The arena deal, they argue, established a costly public financing precedent that people across North America should watch closely, as many cities consider building sports facilities for professional teams or international competitions. Their analysis brings clarity and nuance to a case shrouded in secrecy and understood by few besides political and business insiders. Power Play tells a dramatic story about clashing priorities where sports, money, and municipal power meet.

Power Play

Power Play


  • Release: 2013-01-22
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 240 page
  • ISBN: 9781443407632
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“You’re going to spend some time on the power play, on penalty kill, and start right off as the second line centre,” he told me. I didn’t question why he was putting me on the second line. I’d show him the first line was the place I belonged. “The important thing is that you’ve been drafted,” he said. “You’ve going to play Junior A, and you’re going to be on my team. You’re my player.” This gripping new novel by bestselling children’s/YA author Eric Walters explores the complex and disturbing relationship between a talented young hockey star and his predatory coach as it descends into sexual abuse. In one of his most moving and provocative stories to date, Walters combines a vivid portrayal of rink culture with a powerful and unflinching cautionary tale.

Power Play

Power Play


  • Release: 2019-09-03
  • Publisher:
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 344 page
  • ISBN: 1443175188
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Two action-packed hockey novels in one volume! This special edition features two middle-grade novels starring JT "Nugget" McDonald and his friends and foes. Contemporary readers will identify with J.T.'s struggles, both on and off the ice. Includes Hat Trick and Line Change: HAT TRICK J.T. McDonald is the smallest guy on the team-but he's not letting that interfere with his plans to rule the rink this hockey season! He is determined to play against the biggest team in the league . . . that is until a giant new player joins the team-and he's a right winger too, just like J.T. When J.T. needs help bringing up his math grades, can he accept it from his biggest competition? LINE CHANGE J.T. McDonald is finally back on the ice with his team, doing better at math thanks to his tutor. When Coach O'Neil has a bad fall on the ice, the team is suddenly left without a coach mid-season. J.T. is thrilled when his dad steps in to lead the team-but his teammates have a harder time adjusting. Can the team get back on track before the season ends?

Line Change

Line Change


  • Release: 2012-09-01
  • Publisher: Scholastic Canada
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 144 page
  • ISBN: 9781443119863
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JT McDonald is back and dealing with a difficult hockey coach - his dad! JT McDonald is finally back on the ice with his team, doing better at math thanks to tutoring from his teammate Eddie and sporting the awesome new helmet he bought with his prize money from the Vancouver Canucks contest. Everything seems to be getting back on track for JT. That is, until Coach O'Neil has a bad fall on the ice and the team is left without a coach mid-season. JT is thrilled when his dad steps in to lead the team - but his teammates have a harder time adjusting to the new coach. Suddenly practice time isn't fun anymore, they're fighting among themselves, and they're devastated when they lose a game that should have been an easy win. Can the Cutter Bay Cougars get back on track before the season ends?

Power Play

Power Play


  • Release: 2017-01-31
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 288 page
  • ISBN: 9781250089342
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The phenomenal growth of gaming has inspired plenty of hand-wringing since its inception--from the press, politicians, parents, and everyone else concerned with its effect on our brains, bodies, and hearts. But what if games could be good, not only for individuals but for the world? In Power Play, Asi Burak and Laura Parker explore how video games are now pioneering innovative social change around the world. As the former executive director and now chairman of Games for Change, Asi Burak has spent the last ten years supporting and promoting the use of video games for social good, in collaboration with leading organizations like the White House, NASA, World Bank, and The United Nations. The games for change movement has introduced millions of players to meaningful experiences around everything from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to the US Constitution. Power Play looks to the future of games as a global movement. Asi Burak and Laura Parker profile the luminaries behind some of the movement's most iconic games, including former Supreme Court judge Sandra Day O’Connor and Pulitzer-Prize winning authors Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. They also explore the promise of virtual reality to address social and political issues with unprecedented immersion, and see what the next generation of game makers have in store for the future.

Power Play

Power Play


  • Release: 2019-08-06
  • Publisher: Aladdin
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 304 page
  • ISBN: 9781481490245
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Abby and the rest of her friends go international as they embark on their first “official” Center mission in this second book in the Mrs. Smith’s Spy School for Girls series. After discovering the truth about her spy school/boarding school—and her super-spy mom—Abby Hunter is ready for her next adventure, but what’s about to happen is something she never would have guessed… Everyone at The Smith School is obsessed with Monster Mayhem, the latest reality video game craze. But when Drexel Caine, the mastermind behind the game, is suddenly kidnapped, it becomes clear that the kidnappers are playing for more than just special badges. After Drexel’s son—who is Abby’s friend, Toby—receives a cryptic message, Abby and her friends discover the kidnapping is part of a bigger scheme that could take down The Center for good. With the help of Abby’s frenemy (and reluctant mentor), Veronica Brooks, the group tackles their first official Center Mission. They tangle with the world’s most notorious hacker, get in trouble for the possible theft of the Mona Lisa, and prepare for the ultimate showdown in London. But not before they have to contend with one more hurdle: the agonizing Smith School Spring Formal. Along the way, they discover they are much stronger as a team than they can ever be alone. And with a little luck, they might just save the world.

Power Play

Power Play


  • Release: 2018-04-19
  • Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 64 page
  • ISBN: 9781459821521
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Devin and Nadia team up with Bounce, Pema and Marcus as they all travel to Northern Ontario to watch their parents present to the Summit of World Leaders. A swarm of politicians, lobbyists, corporate bosses and protestors have all converged on the summit to get their messages heard. A tragic accident just hours before their parents' presentation plunges the kids into their biggest mystery yet and sets them on the trail of a murderer bent on stopping their parents' controversial message from being heard. It's a fight against the planet's power players as the kids dive into the world of politics, uncovering how government works, the history of democracy, the influence of lobbyists and corporations on politicians and the potential of civil society to change it all.

Rebel Power Play

Rebel Power Play


  • Release: 2009
  • Publisher: Scholastic Canada
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 259 page
  • ISBN: 0545986257
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Charlie finds himself battling with egos on his hockey team -- only this time it's the coach who needs to check himself. Charlie is unhappy that he has missed tryouts for the local league. Just when he thinks he won't be able to play AAA hockey he meets Tom Dunn, a sponsor, who encourages Charlie to try out for his new team, The Hawks. Things are looking up until practices start and the team realizes that Dunn is not coach material. As they lose game after game and lose half the team to fighting, it is left up to Charlie and some others to take matters into their own hands. But can they rebuild the team on their own?