BC Sports Hall of Fame Celebrates Vancouver Olympics with Red Mitten Weekend February 11 & 12

BC Sports Hall of Fame and Musem. Photo: The Province / Jenelle Schneider, PNG

The excitement and wonder of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics lives on in the hearts and minds of Vancouverites, and next weekend you can relive the glory at the BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum with their special Red Mitten Weekend in honour of the second anniversary of the Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Red Mitten Weekend runs February 11 – 12, 2012, and offers half-priced admission all weekend, plus free admission for the first 25 kids wearing their 2010 Olympics red mittens. It’s a chance to see the new additions to the museum made during its remodeling (which coincided with the remodeling of BC Place), including the new Vancouver 2010 / Olympic Inspirations Gallery, the new Hall of Champions (an interactive exhibit on BC’s sports’ legends), the new special exhibit “The Dream Card” Hockey Card Collection, and the new Our Teams/Our Turf Gallery featuring the Vancouver Whitecaps and BC Lions.

Memorabilia in the Olympic Inspirations Gallery includes the Olympic torch that Nancy Greene used to light the 2010 cauldron, the costumes worn by Canadian bronze-medal-winning figure skater Joannie Rochette and ice dance gold medalists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Sidney Crosby’s 2010 Olympic jersey, and even the tuxedo Michael Buble wore when he sang at the Vancouver Olympics Closing Ceremonies!

Visitors will also get a chance to play in the newly-updated Participation Zone, where you can test your skills in the new hockey shoot out, soccer simulator and “immersadome.” There’s also a Go Canada Go! Scavenger Hunt for kids, plus kids’ sport activities.

Though the half-priced admission runs both Saturday and Sunday, February 11 – 12, there are two special events happening only on Saturday, February 11: a book-signing opportunity with BC Sports Hall of Famer John Furlong from 10am – 12pm and a chance to see—and take photos with—actual 2010 Vancouver Paralympic and Olympic medals out of their display case.

Red Mitten Weekend runs from February 11 – 12 at the BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum at BC Place.

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