Virtual Visits are FREE education programs allowing students from across Canada to experience our rich sporting heritage from the comfort of their classroom. In only 45 minutes, students engage in a curriculum-aligned, interactive education program featuring a presenter in real time with videos, galleries, artefacts and more!
Our aim is to build Canada through sport by making the inspiring stories of Canada’s Sport + Spirit Champions™ accessible to students on a national scale. We want to provide youth with a values-based, educational experience, showing them that sport is a critical backbone for diversity, inclusion and accessibility.
Subjects: Physical Education, Social Studies, Language Arts
Teacher Guides and curriculum coming soon!
Sports and the Canadian Champions
Values: Resilience, Courage, Integrity, Perseverance, Innovation, Determination
Explores innovations in sport through the stories of some of Canada’s top Olympic and Paralympic athletes, such as Tom Longboat (athletics), Beckie Scott (cross country skiing), Donovan Bailey (athletics) and the 1964 Bobsled Team (bobsleigh), and how these Hall of Famers are going “beyond their wins” to give back to their communities.
Sports and the Canadian Identity
Values: Courage, Determination, Focus, Passion
Explores the notion of identity by encouraging students to consider the role sport plays in defining who we are and what lessons we can learn from Canadian athletes throughout history. Featured Hall of Famers include Marilyn Bell (swimming), Silken Laumann (rowing), Abby Hoffman (ice hockey and athletics), and Maurice Richard (ice hockey).
- Reliable internet connection (10 MB minimum).
- Computer, projector, or monitor so your class can see the presentation.
- Speakers, microphone and webcam so the presenter can see and hear your class.
- Spontania (provided by CSHoF at time of booking) is the recommended software, but the program is also compatible with various other video conferencing options, such as Google Hangouts and Skype.
A connection test is performed at least one week before the program with CSHoF’s Manager, Facility and Technology Integration, providing the educator with step-by-step instructions of the connection process.
To book, please complete our online booking form here.
Virtual Visits are at no cost to you thanks to the generous support of
The Susan Anderson Family