LOOKING BACK 90 YEARS: THE LIVVIES LIVE ON

The game of basketball was invented by Canadian Dr. James Naismith in 1891. In the 122 years since its inception, many individuals have have carried the sport to amazing heights and many teams have brought it to international prominence.

One of those individuals was the generous Gerry Livingston and one of those teams was the Smith Falls, Ontario native's Tillsonburg Livingstons. 

The impact of the Livvies can still be felt today  –  61 years after that team took home the national championship and earned the right to take on the world at the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki, Finland.

When Tillsonburg Took On The World documents that legendary team and its lasting legacy. 


This documentary comes courtesy of director Sean Buckley, producers Jim Kiriakakis and Patrick Sheahan and editor Antonia Thomson. Regular stories will appear on the 90 Years in the Making series archive. We would also like to reach out to those who have been involved in the Canadian basketball community over the years. If you have a story to share, contact us at communications@basketball.ca and join the conversation on twitter with #CB90