A TRAVELLING EXHIBITION DEVELOPED BY THE CANADIAN MUSEUM OF HISTORY comes to the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre
February 1 to March 29th, 2020
Open daily 10am – 4pm
This travelling exhibit is included with admission to the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre.
Hockey is many things — shinny on a frozen pond, the sweat-soaked smell of a locker room, a winning wrist shot, The scream of the enthusiastic fans. But most of all, it is an enduring national passion that brings Canadians together regardless of geography, language, gender or age.
Hockey brings us together. It thrills us. It is part of our identity, our shared history.
The Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre is celebrating Canada’s game with a ONE-OF-A-KIND Travelling Exhibition from the Canadian Museum of History.
This one-of-a-kind travelling exhibition offers visitors an exciting interactive experience showcasing high points in the sport from both yesterday and today. This engaging exhibition explores the importance and influence of hockey over the past 100 years, and brings the history of the sport to life through profiles of participants at both the professional and amateur levels.
From Paul Henderson’s winning goal for Canada in the 1972 Summit Series to Manon Rhéaume’s debut as an NHL goalie to Sheldon Kennedy’s advocacy on behalf of sexual abuse victims, Hockey revisits game-changing moments and players. By highlighting tabletop hockey games, Roch Carrier’s classic story The Hockey Sweater, and Shania Twain’s NHL-inspired stage outfits, the exhibition also reminds us of how deeply hockey is woven into the tapestry of Canadian life.
“The Canadian Museum of History is thrilled to share Hockey with the people of Sault Ste Marie,” said Mark O’Neill, President and CEO of the Canadian Museum of History. “Whether we hit the ice or cheer from our living rooms, hockey is more than just a game to Canadians. It has helped shape our history and our national identity from coast to coast to coast.”
The exhibition is an engaging two-dimensional display that uses photographs and reproductions of key artifacts, memorabilia and works of art to present hockey highlights from yesterday and today. Listen to audio archives from hockey history and get into the game by recording your own running commentary, just like legendary sportscaster Foster Hewitt.
Daily Admission Fees
Child (4-12): $3
** Special February 8th Launch Party Prices **
Come out, show your colours and support your favourite local, provincial, national or international team AND receive special admission rates.
Adults: $10.00, Seniors: $9.00, Students: $5 Child (4-12 years): $1