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Play Hard, Fight Hard: Sport and the Canadian Military - Travelling Exhibit

            

This is a bilingual pop-up travelling exhibit, representing fourteen sports played by the military teams and athletes from the 1880s to the present day. It features sections on the Soldier On program, origins of the Paralympic Games, Invictus Games and 20 videos containing oral histories and Second World War newsreel footage.

 

Featured Hall of Famers:

Percy Molson, an athlete acclaimed for his sense of fair play, represented Canada in Track and Field at the 1904 Olympic Games in St. Louis, before serving as an officer in Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry during the First World War.


Paul Rowe, a football star who served as a Captain in the Royal Canadian Artillery during the Second World War, overcame an injury that he sustained while deployed overseas to captain the Calgary Stampeders to their first ever Grey Cup victory in 1948.


Lionel Conacher, the greatest Canadian male athlete of the first half of the 20th century, served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War.


Mark Fuchko, a former reservist with the King’s Own Calgary Regiment who, with support from the Canadian Armed Forces’ Soldier On Program, climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro after losing both of his legs to an IED explosion while serving in Afghanistan.


Space Requirements:

Footprint – approximately 1,000 sq. ft

Language:                                 

English, French

Loan Fee:

$2,000.00 + 5% GST for a 3-week rental. $4,100.00 + 5% GST for a 6-week rental option available. May include transportation.

Certificate of Insurance for $35,000.00 required for value of exhibit.

Exhibit Components:

  • 4 pop-up panels (10’ long x 8’ high x 1’ deep)
  • 1 touch activated video kiosk featuring 20 videos, including oral histories and Second World War newsreel footage
  • 1 interactive survey kiosk

                                                                           

Availability:                                  

December 2019 to December 2022

Exhibition Circulation Fund is available to apply for to cover the loan fee.


Contact Us

To book today or to learn more about Play Hard, Fight Hard: Sport and the Canadian Military (Pop-Up Exhibit) and our 3D version of this exhibit with artefacts currently travelling across Canada, please contact Bala Bhaskar at communications@cshof.ca or call us at (403) 776-1060.

 

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