INSPIRATIONS E-News from the BC Sports Hall of Fame
It is a challenging time for so many as BC remains in a State of Emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Social distancing measures remain in place so that we can keep our province as safe and healthy as possible. During this time, we know that fans are missing sports and gatherings. It has been with great pleasure however that we bring the Sports Hall to you at home with our virtual tour series.
We’ve had our Museum Curator and Facility Director, Jason Beck, and Guest Services and Museum Coordinator, Shelby McCannel, take us through the BC Sports Hall of Fame and show us some extraordinary pieces. We’ve visited Wayne Gretzky’s signed hockey stick, Joannie Rochette’s iconic figure skating dress, Karen Magnussen’s world championship vase, and even the Sedin Twins’ display.
Jason Beck joined as guest on a recent Night Market edition of The Sport Market and shared more about how we are bringing the Sports Hall’s stories and collection online. To listen to the full interview, please click here.
Keep your eye on our social channels as we continue to move through the Hall and even begin a “From the Vault” series – featuring unique artifacts that are not currently on display.
BC SPORTS HALL OF FAME RESILIENCY SERIES
As a global community, we are in a period of time that is tough for so many. We are facing hardships that have not been seen in our lifetime. It is a time when we need to work together as a community, to lift one another up and inspire hope for the future. The Resiliency Series features honoured members who have overcome incredible challenges only to come out stronger on the other side. We hope to bring to some light in these challenging times.
The series will kick off this month.
Stay in touch on our social accounts and website for details on how to tune in.
This month’s Curator’s Corner spotlights 2020 Inductee Alex Stieda and ‘Le Maillot Jaune’ (The Yellow Jersey).
To read the entire piece, please visit our website here
MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR:
Appreciation. Celebration. Inspiration.
Sometimes something needs to be taken away from you before you fully appreciate how important it is to you.
For me – and for many of you – it’s not being able to see the determination in my daughter’s eyes when she climbs up the stairs to the slide at our neighbourhood playground. It’s not seeing her stand on the tips of her toes or spread her arms in joy at ballet class. It’s not being able to take her to the local community centre or library. Read more