Sport + Spirit Update!
Although COVID-19 has tested us and the way we do business, we feel the best way to move forward is to see these challenges as opportunities and to focus our attention on what matters most. As the pandemic changed the education landscape, our small, but mighty team quickly realized the opportunity to convert all of our education programs to virtual delivery to schools across our nation. We need your help to broaden our impact.
We wouldn’t be able to continue providing these education programs without the generosity of our sponsors, donors and National Champions – we are grateful to each one of them for their ongoing support. The aim of our education programs is to inspire youth by Hall of Famers sharing their stories and personal experiences to increase students’ awareness and appreciation of overcoming significant obstacles when setting and achieving attainable goals. We want to equip youth with critical life skills, lessons and tools for success by introducing them to Canada’s Sport + Spirit Champions™ and creating a moment where students discover for themselves that sport teaches more than sport.
With deep appreciation,Cheryl BernardPresident & CEO, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela
Donate now to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame’s virtual education programs helping students discover that sport teaches more than sport.
$500.00 – supports the delivery of one Beyond the Win: Hall of Famers on Tour education program to multiple K-12 classes with a Hall of Famer connecting in real-time!
$200.00 – supports the delivery of one of our two synchronous Artefact Talks education programs to students in Grades K-12, university class or seniors group!
$100.00 – supports the digitization of 3 artefacts via WebRotate 360® software (3D product renderings or 360 product photography) to be used in the virtual education programming.
$75.00 – supports the delivery of one Virtual Scavenger Hunt asynchronous program delivery to a K-12 class or seniors group
Order of Sport Education Programs – Update Our Education Department has developed three NEW types of curriculum-aligned, virtual field trips! All synchronous virtual education programs are compatible with Zoom!
We have 100+ schools on the waitlist for these programs!
The new Beyond the Win: Hall of Famers on Tour VIRTUAL experience allows students across Canada the opportunity to connect with Hall of Famers who champion good in their communities. During these virtual presentations, Hall of Famers share their personal stories in real-time, showcasing important values, like perseverance, ethics and resiliency, inspiring character in our youth.
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Innovation Exploration: Asynchronous Virtual Scavenger Hunts*Available January 2021*
nnovation Exploration asynchronous virtual scavenger hunts are fun and educational recorded activities that provide students with new insights into innovations and adaptations that have transformed sports, making them a great option for teachers seeking a dynamic and flexible in-class or at-home activity. These curriculum-aligned scavenger hunts are available in both English and French for students in Grades 3-8!
Visit sportshall.ca in early 2021 for more info!
Thank you to our 2020 Education sponsors who made these programs possibleThe Susan Anderson Family, Ted Rogers Community Grants, Calgary Flames Foundation
With sponsorship from The Webster Foundation, TC Energy Build Strong and the Shell Legacy Fund, we conducted a three day, virtual Indigenous Summit in October, facilitated by Janice Forsyth. The purpose of the Summit’s facilitated discussion was to work collaboratively with Indigenous Hall of Famers, and family representatives of deceased Hall of Famers, to adapt the existing Beyond the Win: Hall of Famers on Tour program framework and approach to fit Indigenous contexts and to create an action plan outlining how to deliver the program to Indigenous youth starting in 2021.
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Other Digital Projects!Our Marketing department has been hard at work creating new digital initiatives to allow us to stay connected to Canadians across the country!
If there was ever a need for a country to come together, the time is now. From June to August 2020, 15 Hall of Famers, 1 Class of 2020/21 Inductee and 33 other notable Canadian personalities shared their favourite Canadian sporting moments, stories that make them proud to be Canadian. There were over 260K views, and the campaign reached over 1 million Canadians overall. All Canadians were encouraged to share their stories using #MyCanadianMoment. We know these videos will inspire, entertain and educate during this difficult time, Building Canada through Sport!
Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame is committed to “doing better” to support the current anti-racism awareness movement. As historic storytellers, we have an obligation to use our platform to amplify our Hall of Famers’ stories. In partnership with TSN, we have created eight vignettes, short curated documentaries featuring Black Hall of Famers. The first vignette launched on November 25. Stay tuned for more to come!
Click here for the full Global Calgary interview with our President and CEO, Cheryl BernardLearn More >>
This year we announced that our new Class of 2020/21 will be inducted in October 2021 due to Covid-19. In order to help celebrate the Class in these unprecedented times, one of our National Champions, AMJ Campbell wrapped three of their moving trucks (two in Ontario, one in Alberta) with our Inductees’ photos to help celebrate our Sport + Spirit Champions™!
Offsite Exhibit: Canadian Sport Heroes Collection
We are thrilled to bring the Canadian Sport Heroes Collection exhibit, 16 acrylic paintings painted by artist Gordon Milne, to the community! The exhibit will be opening in a downtown Calgary location in mid-December where it will remain until the end of December 2021. Stay tuned to find out where it will be featured!