Canada's Sports Hall of Fame

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Canada's Sports Hall of Fame

Canada's Sports Hall of Fame
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Canada's Sports Hall of Fame located at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary is closed to the public until year-end. Though our physical museum is closed, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame is committed to the integrity of our programming. We will continue to operate our online and outreach education programs as well as our community travelling exhibits when restrictions are lifted and it is safe to do so. Even though we are not able to gather in person at this time, the team at Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame will continue to look for new and innovative ways to connect, inform and inspire all Canadians in the coming months. Stay tuned!
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Rob L
Ottawa, Canada26 contributions
Feb. 2019
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.
Written January 27, 2020
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opa bob
Calgary, Canada7 contributions
Mar. 2019
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]
Written January 21, 2020
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Carol C
5 contributions
Dec. 2019
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.
Written January 8, 2020
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WhiteMouseBurrow
Moscow, Russia2,343 contributions
May 2019
I'm not a sports fan, but it was interesting for me to walk through the historical milestones of Canadian sports.
Written November 25, 2019
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Rod McLeod
Calgary, Canada297 contributions
Oct. 2019
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!
Written October 10, 2019
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Carol lee H
20 contributions
Aug. 2019
Our 3 grandchildren enjoyed this experience as much as we did. Sports figures from past and present represented equally. Exciting displays, some interactive . Fun for all. Great to see local Olympic hero from our home town in Ontario. Highly recommend.
Written September 1, 2019
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Ta D
Vancouver, Canada44 contributions
Aug. 2019
The collection is amazing, but the layout is quite confusing.... not by date, event or sport. Also, several interactive displays were not functioning. I could learn a lot by reading the info, but my children would have learned more if athletes were arranged either by sport or chronologically.... in a way that gave them a mental framework on which to place the important people they were seeing info & pics about.
Written August 24, 2019
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Bellapop
Western Australia, Australia18 contributions
Aug. 2019
This place offers an in-depth look at past and present Canadian success in both winter and summer olympics. All varieties of sports are documented with in-depth reviews of the origins of the game, samples of equipment and costume worn and opportunities to participate in interactive games. A very interesting and informative experience and many opportunities to participate virtually in the game.
Written August 9, 2019
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plfkgf
Calgary, Canada215 contributions
Jul. 2019 • Couples
Canada's Sports Hall of Fame is on the Olympic site in Calgary. They have amassed an amazing collection of Canadian athletes' memorabilia. There are interactive displays that allow you to simulate ski jumping, curling, swimming etc. Videos are playing in all areas to let you see the epic events. You will come away knowing about Canadians who made a difference to their sport. The displays are well laid out so that you can walk from area to area and not miss anything. To fully take it all in you could spend 3-4 hours or more. You can download a buy one get one free coupon on line at their site. Seniors are only $10. Parking is convenient and free.
Written July 21, 2019
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Jane Doe
50 contributions
Jul. 2018
Flames were my youngest son's team. He was into sccocer. My other son played goal so of course the Saddle Dome had to be next and of course climb to the top of the outdoor training area
Written June 6, 2019
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