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China Clipper: Pro Footballs First Chinese-Canadian Player, Normie Kwong Richard Brignall

China Clipper: Pro Footballs First Chinese-Canadian Player, Normie Kwong

Richard Brignall

Published October 18th 2010
ISBN : 9781552775288
Hardcover
151 pages
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Normie Kwongs parents immigrated to Canada from China in the early 1900s. For them, and many other Asian immigrants, moving meant having to face both the governments anti-Asian policies and societys attitude of Chinese exclusion. But NormieMoreNormie Kwongs parents immigrated to Canada from China in the early 1900s. For them, and many other Asian immigrants, moving meant having to face both the governments anti-Asian policies and societys attitude of Chinese exclusion. But Normie overcame it all and, despite his small stature, in 1948 he became the youngest footballer ever to play in a Grey Cup game. Nicknamed the China Clipper as a nod to both his Chinese heritage and his record-setting speed on the football field, Kwong went on to become a hero and popular sports role model for generations of football fans in the West. After retiring from football, Kwong entered politics and was later appointed Lieutenant Governor of Alberta. [Fry Reading Level - 4.9]