Rural Alberta Students Meet Olympians at Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in Calgary
Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame – CALGARY: This morning, 100 students and teachers from Aspen Heights Elementary School in Red Deer and Park Meadows Elementary School in Lethbridge arrived at Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in Calgary to be inspired in sport, school and life. In an effort to provide more students the opportunity to participate in Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame’s education programs, Canadian Tire has committed funds to cover the cost of bussing to and from Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame for schools outside of Calgary who would otherwise never be able to see Canada’s national museum for sport. The museum relocated from Toronto to WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park in Calgary in July 2011. This program will grant an estimated 3,250 students the opportunity to visit Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame during the remainder of the 2016 school year.
Students participated in a presentation from Catriona Le May Doan, Honoured Member of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame and two-time Olympic Gold Medallist. Following an educational scavenger hunt through the twelve museum galleries, Monique Sullivan, Toronto Pan Am Games triple Gold Medallist and Rio Olympic hopeful, led a question and answer session with both schools. Le May Doan and Sullivan shared their personal stories and journeys with the students in order to inspire them to dream big.
“Catriona spoke about perseverance and following your dreams. These are key messages that we reinforce to our students and are emphasized throughout Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame’s education programs. We had a great experience today made possible by the support of Canadian Tire,” said Crystal Kjelsberg, Vice Principal of Aspen Heights School in Red Deer.
“We are grateful to our partner Canadian Tire whose dedication to support and encourage sport from playground to podium is evidenced by this new initiative. Without Canadian Tire, thousands of students in rural Alberta would not be able to see Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame,” said Mario Siciliano, President & CEO of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.
Students arriving at Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame this morning from Park Meadows School in Lethbridge.
ABOUT CANADA’S SPORTS HALL OF FAME
Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame is an international award-winning facility with over 40,000 square feet of inspiring experiences. Located at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park (COP), site of the 1988 Olympic Winter Games in Calgary, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame features 12 galleries, 52 hands-on interactive experiences and a collection of more than 95,000 artefacts. It is a place of honour for the 605 inducted sport legends and the 65 sports they represent. Our mission is to share the stories of the achievements of our inducted Honoured Members so that we can inspire all Canadians to be the best they can be in all aspects of life. Please visit sportshall.ca to learn more about our education programs, facility rentals and corporate retreats.
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