BC Sports Hall of Fame

BC Sports Hall Of Fame

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BC Sports Hall of Fame

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For over 40 years, the community has entrusted the BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum with the responsibility to collect, preserve, study, and interpret materials that relate to British Columbia’s rich sport history. In 1983, the BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum opened in BC Place Stadium, located at 777 Pacific Boulevard South, Vancouver, BC Place.

Currently the BC Sports Hall of Fame is closed to the public due to roof construction at BC Place Stadium, and will re-open in 2011. The BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum office has been temporarily relocated to Canada Place, Vancouver, and will be engaging with communities during this time. Recently, the BC Sports Hall of Fame has taken its artifacts to Trail, BC, and has a featured, rotating display at Science World that coincides with the exhibit (May 2010 - September 2010).

History

The BC Sports Hall of Fame was founded in 1966 by Eric Whitehead and other groups of sports minded individuals in British Columbia. Internationally recognized as the ‘go to’ organization for BC sport history, researchers, writers, media members and sport historians have gained access to and an appreciation of BC’s rich sporting heritage through the organization's extensive artifact and archival collection.

In August 1966, the BC Sports Hall of Fame officially opened in the BC Pavilion on the Pacific National Exhibition grounds, until it moved in 1983 to BC Place Stadium.

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