It Takes a Village Whitecaps Exhibit at the BC Sports Hall of Fame

Comments 27 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The BC Sports Hall of Fame is one of my favourite places in Downtown Vancouver. It’s got everything I like in an attraction: A whole lot of history, inspirational stories, a Vancouver 2010 exhibit, an Indigenous Sport Gallery, behind the scenes tours, and plenty of hands-on activities. New this season, they have launched It Takes a Village, a special exhibit honouring the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Vancouver Whitecaps Soccer Bowl championship.

It Takes a Village - BC Sports Hall

It Takes a Village Whitecaps Exhibit

It Takes A Village honours the 1979 Whitecaps squad that won the North American Soccer League title, and in doing so, captured the hearts and imagination of people across British Columbia.

It Takes a Village - BC Sports Hall

The exhibit includes rare 1979 season artifacts, photos, archival film footage, and interactives on the greatest season in Whitecaps history – and is appropriately named, in recognition of sportscaster Jim McKay’s observation during the Whitecaps playoff run in 1979 that, “Vancouver must be like a deserted village right now.”

Win a Prize Pack

If you would like to check this out for yourself, I have a pair of admission tickets to give away. PLUS, the Whitecaps have included a two VWFC bucket/sun hats and an autographed scarf. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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The BC Sports Hall of Fame is open daily at Gate A of BC Place, from 10:00am to 5:00pm daily. Follow along on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram for more info.

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Thursday, September 12, 2019.

UDPATE The winner is Cassie!

27 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. BeckyThursday, September 5th, 2019 — 11:50am PDT

    Yes please

  2. Jason BThursday, September 5th, 2019 — 4:02pm PDT

    Fantastic

  3. rachelThursday, September 5th, 2019 — 4:16pm PDT

    would love a hat!

  4. GloriaThursday, September 5th, 2019 — 4:53pm PDT

    Would love to see this wonderful moment for the Whitecaps as I wasn’t born when it happened

  5. SarahThursday, September 5th, 2019 — 9:15pm PDT

    So cool !!

  6. Eric ChowThursday, September 5th, 2019 — 9:21pm PDT

    Thank you for this contest!

  7. Tracey LeightonThursday, September 5th, 2019 — 10:06pm PDT

    I try to take my daughter to a game each year just for fun, excuse for some mom duagher time.

  8. TonyFriday, September 6th, 2019 — 7:58am PDT

    It would be great to see this exhibit. Thanks for the chance.

  9. bonnie lamFriday, September 6th, 2019 — 8:48am PDT

    Would love to see stuff from 1979. Good luck. Huggies.

  10. Linda KingstonFriday, September 6th, 2019 — 10:17am PDT

    Great Prize ! Great Memories! I would take my son to the game 😎

  11. TaniaFriday, September 6th, 2019 — 10:32am PDT

    My son would absolutely love this!

  12. RinoFriday, September 6th, 2019 — 10:32am PDT

    Go Caps go!

  13. HershFriday, September 6th, 2019 — 3:29pm PDT

    Sounds great.

  14. wenFriday, September 6th, 2019 — 5:01pm PDT

    Sounds interesting

  15. TrishFriday, September 6th, 2019 — 6:11pm PDT

    This would be a great and interesting event to attend!

  16. Andy C.Friday, September 6th, 2019 — 8:05pm PDT

    I still remember the parade

  17. Teresa KFriday, September 6th, 2019 — 8:23pm PDT

    Yay!

  18. EileenFriday, September 6th, 2019 — 9:09pm PDT

    Sounds interesting!

  19. Magaly DiazFriday, September 6th, 2019 — 9:54pm PDT

    Would be great:)

  20. Shelley ButcherFriday, September 6th, 2019 — 11:03pm PDT

    I would love to check out this exhibit!

  21. RobSaturday, September 7th, 2019 — 4:58am PDT

    Yes! it definitely takes a village to run sports programs!

  22. AlexandraSaturday, September 7th, 2019 — 9:43pm PDT

    Would love to see this exhibit.

  23. TiffSunday, September 8th, 2019 — 5:36pm PDT

    Would love to see this!

  24. RachelMonday, September 9th, 2019 — 12:55pm PDT

    Yes please!

  25. CassieTuesday, September 10th, 2019 — 3:22pm PDT

    My dad is the biggest soccer fan and he would lost it if he could go to this

  26. Chad NehringThursday, September 12th, 2019 — 9:03am PDT

    Sounds awesome! We’ve never been!

  27. Maria SmirnovFriday, September 13th, 2019 — 3:42pm PDT

    White caps are awesome!

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