Digital Indigenous Sport Gallery at BC Sports Hall of Fame

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The Indigenous Sport Gallery at the BC Sports Hall of Fame is the largest known permanent gallery in the world dedicated to Indigenous sport and it will now be online for all to see! This digital experience will feature a virtual tour, exclusive content not on display in the physical gallery, video profiles of athletes, and more.

BC Sports Hall of Fame Indigenous Sport Gallery

Online Indigenous Sport Gallery at BC Hall of Fame

The online gallery includes a 360-degree virtual tour with additional content not found in the physical gallery, such as video profiles of 14 featured athletes and honoured members. Additionally, 3D interactive artifacts that highlight the accomplishments and contributions of Indigenous athletes, coaches and builders who have had a profound impact on sport history and culture, bringing their stories in life online.

The Digital Indigenous Sport Gallery walk-through can be experienced through virtual reality, with VR headset compatibility. The site also features educational components like an interactive timeline and map, as well as illustrations from Tsleil-Waututh artist Olivia George.

The gallery addresses Truth and Reconciliation call to action #87: “We call upon all levels of government, in collaboration with Aboriginal peoples, sports halls of fame, and other relevant organizations, to provide public education that tells the national story of Aboriginal athletes in history.”

About the Gallery

The gallery celebrates the rich history and many contributions to sport by First Nations and Métis athletes, teams, coaches, builders and volunteers in BC, and attempts to remedy the fact that Indigenous athletes and teams have not been properly celebrated and honoured over the course of our province’s history. Located inside the BC Sports Hall of Fame at BC Place, it features over 1,000 square feet of permanent exhibit space, and highlights the impact of athletes like Gino OdjickCarey PriceRichard PeterJustina Di Stasio, and others.

Visitors can read information about traditional Indigenous games; view artefacts and memorabilia from Indigenous athletes in all levels of sport; see a feature on the North American Indigenous Games; and visit a dedicated space, the Circle of Champions, which honours the Indigenous athletes that have been formally Inducted to the BC Sports Hall of Fame.

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