THE ELITE CLUB IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN MONTREAL

With 130 years of history, MAA is the country’s oldest athletic club. Winner of 4 Stanley Cups (1893, 1894, 1902 and 1903), Grey Cup Champions (1931), the home of Canada’s first Gold Olympian (1904) and was voted the best fitness club in the country by Readers Digest in 2006.

1881

 

The M.A.A.A. (Montreal Amateur Athletic Association) forms through the union of three prominent clubs of the era: Montreal Snowshoe Club, Lacrosse Club and Montreal Bicycle Club.

 

1893

 

The M.A.A.A. hockey team wins the first Stanley Cup and continues to win in 1894, 1902 and 1903 as well

 

1904

 

Étienne Desmarteau of the M.A.A.A. is Canada's first Olympic Gold Medalist in the hammer throw at the St. Louis Games.

 

1905

 

The new M.A.A.A. Club House officially opens on Peel Street.

 

1912

 

George Hodgson of the M.A.A.A. is double Olympic Gold Medalist in swimming at the Stockholm Games .

 

1920

 

Russell Wheeler, M.A.A.A. member is Canadian speed skating champion.

 

1928

 

Mrytle Cook McGowan of the M.A.A.A. wins Olympic gold in the women's 400m relay team and sets a record in track and field at the Amsterdam Games, which marked the first time women were allowed in the Olympics.

 

1931

 

The M.A.A.A. football team wins the first Grey Cup for Montreal, where quarterback, Warren Stevens threw the first forward pass in football history.

 

1956

 

Lucille Wheeler, M.A.A.A. member wins Olympic bronze medal in alpine skiing at the Cortina d'Ampezzo Games.

 

1960

 

Richard Pound, M.A.A.A. member and leading force in the Olympic movement is a double finalist in swimming at the Rome Olympics Games. Two years later he wins gold, silver and bronze at the Commonwealth Games.

 

1988

 

Carolyn Waldo, M.A.A.A. member is the first Canadian to win double gold in synchronised swimming at the Seoul Games

 

1999

 

In November official re-opening of Club Sportif MAA takes place and Nathalie Lambert, 4-time Olympic medallist in short-track speed skating joins the MAA team and creates a sponsorship program for Olympians and future hopefuls who live in Montreal.  To date, more than 300 athletes have benefitted from the program; among them are: Alexandre Despatie, Émilie Heymans, Kim St-Pierre and Marie-Phillip Poulin.