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Canada's Sports Hall of Fame

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169 Canada Olympic Rd SW Canada Olympic Park, Calgary, Alberta T3B 6B7 Canada
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Rob L wrote a review Jan. 2020
Ottawa, Canada26 contributions107 helpful votes
If one is a true sports fan and has time while in Calgary, visiting the Sports Hall of Fame has to be on one's list of places to visit while in the city. It's full of fun, interesting and nostalgic items and facts.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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opa bob wrote a review Jan. 2020
Calgary, Canada7 contributions
With the decline in the whiskey and buffalo trade, the fort was down to four constables by 1880.[4] However, in preparation for the arrival of the railway, much of the fort was torn down in 1882 and new barracks were constructed. The arrival of the railway in 1883 and the subsequent rapid growth and expansion of Calgary destroyed the post's reason for existing. A two-storey building that could house 100 men was built in 1888, since a fire in 1884 had destroyed one of the barracks. The site continued as Calgary Barracks, although largely for police and for other civilian uses.[2] A two-storey barrack was built in 1888, several years after most of the fort was dismantled. In 1914, The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway bought the site[2] for $250,000[5] for use as a rail terminal and demolished all the fort buildings except the Deane House, and for 61 years Fort Calgary was hidden beneath a warehouse yard. In 1969–70, an archaeological crew from the University of Calgary began searching for the Fort at the then current site of MacCosham's warehouse. The site was eventually located under a storage yard behind the MacCosham's building. The crew unearthed original wooden beams from the Fort and a multitude of historical artifacts. An art installation created by Jill Anholt titled Markings outlines the boundaries of the original fort site.[6] In 1974, under the direction of Alderman John Ayer, the City of Calgary reclaimed the land and it was designated a provincial and National Historic Site. The present heritage interpretive site was opened on May 18, 1978. A replica of the 1888 men's barracks was completed in 2000 at the current fort site, followed by the erection of palisades. Fort Calgary has been undergoing significant organizational and brand changes, under the direction of the Fort Calgary Preservation Society. The MakeHistory campaign began as a method to generate funds to give new life to the fort through renovations and upgrades. Phase I was to restore the Deane House and the Hunt House; Phase II created Markings surrounding the original fort site; Phase III is about to begin which will redesign the museum, offer new educational programs, and broaden the perspective to the stories that are shared. The new museum, scheduled to open in 2020, will focus on the central themes of confluence and change.[7] Stemming from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (2015), Fort Calgary has dramatically shifted its focus to better include Indigenous perspectives, knowledges, teachings, voices, and understanding of these lands.[8]
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Carol C wrote a review Jan. 2020
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Really enjoyed this place. SO much to see and some interactive activities. , However, our young grandchild lost interest as there could be more interactive activities for kids. Wonderful collection of artifacts and a huge variety of Canadian sports and information is displayed. We could have spent another hour in there for sure. Volunteers were very helpful.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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WhiteMouseBurrow wrote a review Nov. 2019
Moscow, Russia2,343 contributions58 helpful votes
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I'm not a sports fan, but it was interesting for me to walk through the historical milestones of Canadian sports.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Rod McLeod wrote a review Oct. 2019
Calgary, Canada266 contributions66 helpful votes
Nestled amid the buildings at Canada Olympic Park (originally referred to by the locals as The Glacier), the Fall of Fame is creatively played out and displays the length and breadth of Canada's prowess on the world sports stage. It is a real credit to Calgary to have this facility in our midst!!! Plan to spend a few hours - and talk to the volunteers - they are fantastic!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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