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Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame – Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame honours veterans through Play Hard, Fight Hard: Sport & the Canadian Military exhibit

Calgary – ­This Remembrance Day, Canada’s Sports of Hall of Fame pays homage to the brave Canadians who have made outstanding contributions to our country and sport through the exhibit Play Hard, Fight Hard: Sport and the Canadian Military. The ground-breaking exhibit, which showcases the relationship between sport and military service dating back to the First World War, was created in partnership with The Military Museums in Calgary. Other programs combining military service and athletics are also featured, such as Soldier On, a Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services initiative that helps serving members and veterans overcome physical or mental illness or injury through physical activity and sport.

The exhibit Play Hard, Fight Hard: Sport and the Canadian Military features over 200 artefacts from 14 different sports as well as personal stories from Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame’s Honoured Members. Approximately 100 of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame’s 657 Honoured Members served in the military. A notable example is Mark Fuchko. After an IED explosion in Afghanistan cost him both of his legs, Mark overcame his injuries with the help of Soldier On. He has since climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and plays sledge hockey. His broken sledge hockey stick and burned ISAF patch on display in the gallery showcase his sacrifices and perseverance. Other unique artefacts include the Canadian Football Jersey from the 1944 Tea Bowl match against the United States, which ended in a strong Canadian victory, as well as the Broomiloo jersey. Broomiloo is a unique sport traditionally played by Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry and is famous among the Canadian Armed Forces. 

Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame is open on Remembrance Day from 10am-5pm. The exhibit will be on display until March 2018.

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About Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame: 

Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, located at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, is an international award-winning facility with over 40,000 square feet of inspiring experiences featuring 12 galleries, dozens of hands-on interactive exhibits and a collection of 100,000 artefacts. Each year, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame selects the country’s most influential and inspiring athletes and sport “builders” to receive the highest sporting honour in Canada and are inducted as Honoured Members. Our mission is to share the stories of their achievements so that we can inspire all Canadians to be the best they can be in all aspects of life. Visit to learn more about our 2017 Induction Celebrations, education programs, and facility rentals.

For more information, please contact:

Marnie Krell

Director, Communications & Marketing

Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

P: 403.776.1086 |