SPORT + SPIRIT NEWS
Although COVID-19 has tested us and the way we do business, we feel the best way to move forward is to see these challenges as opportunities and to focus our attention on what matters most. As the pandemic changed the education landscape, our small, but mighty team quickly realized the opportunity to convert all of our education programs to virtual delivery to schools across our nation. We need your help to broaden our impact.

We wouldn’t be able to continue providing these education programs without the generosity of our sponsors, donors and National Champions – we are grateful to each one of them for their ongoing support. The aim of our education programs is to inspire youth by Hall of Famers sharing their stories and personal experiences to increase students’ awareness and appreciation of overcoming significant obstacles when setting and achieving attainable goals. We want to equip youth with critical life skills, lessons and tools for success by introducing them to Canada’s Sport + Spirit Champions™ and creating a moment where students discover for themselves that sport teaches more than sport.

With deep appreciation,
Cheryl Bernard
President & CEO, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
– Nelson Mandela -
Donate now to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame’s virtual education programs helping students discover that sport teaches more than sport.

$500.00 supports the delivery of one Beyond the Win: Hall of Famers on Tour education program to multiple K-12 classes with a Hall of Famer connecting in real-time!
 
$200.00 – supports the delivery of one of our two synchronous Artefact Talks education programs to students in Grades K-12, university class or seniors group!
 
$100.00 supports the digitization of 3 artefacts via WebRotate 360® software (3D product renderings or 360 product photography) to be used in the virtual education programming.

$75.00 supports the delivery of one Virtual Scavenger Hunt asynchronous program delivery to a K-12 class or seniors group. 
Order of Sport Education Programs – Update
Our Education Department has developed three NEW types of curriculum-aligned, virtual field trips! All synchronous virtual education programs are compatible with Zoom!
We have 100+ schools on the waitlist for these programs!
Artefact Talks *Available NOW*
Artefact Talks are 45-minute virtual education programs delivered in real-time! With Q&A engagement and panoramic WebRotate 360® software showcasing one-of-a-kind artefacts, these inquiry-based education programs simulate an in-person field trip experience from the safety and comfort of the classroom. 




Katelyn Roughley
Manager, Education & Programming
Beyond the Win: Hall of Famers on Tour
*Available NOW*

The new Beyond the Win: Hall of Famers on Tour VIRTUAL experience allows students across Canada the opportunity to connect with Hall of Famers who champion good in their communities. During these virtual presentations, Hall of Famers share their personal stories in real-time, showcasing important values, like perseverance, ethics and resiliency, inspiring character in our youth.

Hall of Famer, Gareth Rees
Beyond the Win Speaker
Innovation Exploration:
Asynchronous Virtual Scavenger Hunts
*Available January 2021*

Innovation Exploration asynchronous virtual scavenger hunts are fun and educational recorded activities that provide students with new insights into innovations and adaptations that have transformed sports, making them a great option for teachers seeking a dynamic and flexible in-class or at-home activity. These curriculum-aligned scavenger hunts are available in both English and French for students in Grades 3-8!

Visit sportshall.ca in early 2021 for more info!

Mark Goudie
Education Intern
Thank you to our 2020 Education sponsors who made these programs possible
The Susan Anderson Family, Ted Rogers Community Grants,
Calgary Flames Foundation.
Indigenous Summit

With sponsorship from The Webster Foundation, TC Energy Build Strong and the Shell Legacy Fund, we conducted a three day, virtual Indigenous Summit in October, facilitated by Janice Forsyth. The purpose of the Summit's facilitated discussion was to work collaboratively with Indigenous Hall of Famers, and family representatives of deceased Hall of Famers, to adapt the existing Beyond the Win: Hall of Famers on Tour program framework and approach to fit Indigenous contexts and to create an action plan outlining how to
deliver the program to Indigenous youth starting in 2021.


Hall of Famer
Chief Wilton Littlechild
Other Digital Projects!
Our Marketing department has been hard at work creating new digital initiatives to allow us to stay connected to Canadians across the country!
#MyCanadianMoment

If there was ever a need for a country to come together, the time is now.  From June to August 2020, 15 Hall of Famers, 1 Class of 2020/21 Inductee and 33 other notable Canadian personalities shared their favourite Canadian sporting moments, stories that make them proud to be Canadian. There were over 260K views, and the campaign reached over 1 million Canadians overall. All Canadians were encouraged to share their stories using #MyCanadianMoment. We know these videos will inspire, entertain and educate during this difficult time, Building Canada through Sport!

#WeWillDoBetter

Canada's Sports Hall of Fame is committed to "doing better" to support the current anti-racism awareness movement. As historic storytellers, we have an obligation to use our platform to amplify our Hall of Famers' stories. In partnership with TSN, we have created eight vignettes, short curated documentaries featuring Black Hall of Famers. The first vignette launched on November 25. Stay tuned for more to come!
Click here for the full Global Calgary interview with
our President and CEO, Cheryl Bernard
Social Media

In order to share amazing sport stories across the country, we have been posting weekly stories of our Hall of Famers on our Order of Sport social media channels. On our Canada's Sports Hall of Fame channels we have been sharing staff and volunteers' favourite artefacts and special moments about Canada's Sports Hall of Fame with #MyCSHoFMoment, and we are excited to bring you new podcast content with our Hall of Famers in the New Year!

Make sure to follow us. Our social handles are at the link that follows!


AMJ Campbell Truck Wrapping

This year we announced that our new Class of 2020/21 will be inducted in October 2021 due to Covid-19. In order to help celebrate the Class in these unprecedented times, one of our National Champions, AMJ Campbell wrapped three of their moving trucks (two in Ontario, one in Alberta) with our Inductees' photos to help celebrate our Sport + Spirit Champions!
Offsite Exhibit: Canadian Sport Heroes Collection

We are thrilled to bring the Canadian Sport Heroes Collection exhibit, 16 acrylic paintings painted by artist Gordon Milne, to the community! The exhibit will be opening in a downtown Calgary location in mid-December where it will remain until the end of December 2021. Stay tuned to find out where it will be featured!








Painting of Hall of Famer
Mark Tewksbury
Artist: Gordon Milne