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

Thursday, September 5th, 2019 — 10:44am PDT
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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!

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  1. Becky says:

    Yes please

  2. Jason B says:


  3. rachel says:

    would love a hat!

  4. Gloria says:

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

  5. Sarah says:

    So cool !!

  6. Eric Chow says:

    Thank you for this contest!

  7. Tracey Leighton says:

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

  8. Tony says:

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

  9. bonnie lam says:

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

  10. Linda Kingston says:

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

  11. Tania says:

    My son would absolutely love this!

  12. Rino says:

    Go Caps go!

  13. Hersh says:

    Sounds great.

  14. wen says:

    Sounds interesting

  15. Trish says:

    This would be a great and interesting event to attend!

  16. Andy C. says:

    I still remember the parade

  17. Teresa K says:


  18. Eileen says:

    Sounds interesting!

  19. Magaly Diaz says:

    Would be great:)

  20. Shelley Butcher says:

    I would love to check out this exhibit!

  21. Rob says:

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

  22. Alexandra says:

    Would love to see this exhibit.

  23. Tiff says:

    Would love to see this!

  24. Cassie says:

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

  25. Chad Nehring says:

    Sounds awesome! We’ve never been!

  26. Maria Smirnov says:

    White caps are awesome!

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