Discovery North Bay Museum has announced the Canadian Museum of History’s “Hockey: More than Just a Game” exhibit is on from now until August 31st. The Canadian Museum of History developed the exhibition to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the 125th anniversary of the Stanley Cup, and the 100th anniversary of the NHL.
In a release, officials say for many, hockey is more than just a game; it’s a sport integral to Canadian society. It’s a passion handed down from generation to generation, a recreational activity, and a commercial enterprise. The exhibit invites visitors to explore the origins of hockey, iconic players, the history of hockey fans, and the cultural impacts of hockey. The exhibit includes an interactive recording station where visitors can record their own captioning of iconic hockey moments. It also includes an audio kiosk that allows visitors to listen to experts of radio archives. School and community groups are invited to book tours and/or interactive exhibit based programming.
The exhibit also includes artifacts like as jerseys, hockey cards, and hockey sticks on loan from Hockey Heritage North. These artifacts are from North Bay hockey players including Brent Tremblay, Ab Demarco Jr., Bob Dupuis, Gordon and Sheldon Kannegiesser, Craig Rivet, and Ken Wharram.