The most successful sports team in Canadian history is back in the spotlight, this time as the star of the latest Heritage Minute.
The vignette, released today to coincide with International Women’s Day, focuses on the Edmonton Commercial Graduates women’s basketball team, whose winning record between 1915 and 1940 remains unmatched.
The Grads, as they were known, were national, North American and world champions for 17 years straight and won 93 per cent of their games.
Kay MacBeth joined the Grads in 1939 at age 17 and is the team’s lone surviving member.
She says the women grew very close and were heartbroken when the team disbanded.
She says they kept in touch well into the 1980s.