BC OLYMPIC and PARALYMPIC COLLECTION
- Artifacts in the collection represent nearly every Olympic Games beginning with the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm to the present
- 692 three-dimensional Olympic/Paralympic-related artifacts
- 56 Olympic/Paralympic medals (commemorative and competition)
- 3 Olympic torches (Montreal 1976, Calgary 1988, Vancouver 2010)
- 148 Olympic/Paralympic textile artifacts (blazers, singlets, track suits, etc)
- Includes both the first individual Olympic medal won by a BC male athlete (silver, Duncan Gillis, 16lb hammer, 1912) and the first Olympic medals won by BC female athletes (silver, Mary Frizzell Thomasson and Lillian Palmer Alderson, 4×100m relay, 1932)
INDUCTEES – Honoured Members of the BC Sports Hall of Fame
- 103 honoured members have participated in the Olympic/Paralympic Games as an athlete
- 46 honoured members have participated in the Olympic/Paralympic Games in other capacities (coach, administrator, referee, media, etc)
- 65 honoured members have won Olympic/Paralympic medals
- 22 gold
- 27 silver
- 25 bronze
- The following honoured members have won Winter Olympic gold medals:
- Frank Fredrickson, Ice Hockey, Member of Winnipeg Falcons representing Canada, Antwerp 1920. Inducted BCSHFM 1983.
- Nancy Greene, Giant Slalom Skiing, Grenoble 1968. Inducted BCSHFM 1969
- Ross Rebagliati, Giant Slalom Snowboarding, Nagano 1998. Inducted BCSHFM 2005
- 2002 Canadian Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team (BC Members), Salt Lake City 2002. Inducted BCSHFM 2003
- Kerrin Lee-Gartner, Downhill Skiing, Albertville 1992. Inducted BCSHFM 1994
- The following honoured members have won Paralympic gold medals:
Marni Abbott, Inducted BCSHFM 2007, athlete, wheelchair basketball
Richard Peter, Inducted BCSHFM 2010, athlete, wheelchair basketball
Michael Edgson, Indcuted BCSHFM 2012, athlete, swimming
Olympic Artifact Display Cases
Traveling display cases with Olympic/Paralympic artifacts are available for display in corporate lobbies and/or boardrooms. The BC Sports Hall of Fame designs and implements the display, provides stories, photographs and artifacts to support a design element already planned. The artifacts and photographs are Olympic/Paralympic themed representing a variety of sports.
The size of display cases range from a 3×3 display case containing approximately four artifacts plus appropriate text, to a counter display containing one artifact with corresponding background information.
Olympic and Paralympic Images
With over 23,000 photographs, scrapbooks, certificates, articles and athletes’ correspondance in our archives, a wealth of images are available for one time use. An ideal enhancement for board rooms, reception and meeting rooms.
Olympic Artifact Traveling Display Kit
A one of a kind Olympic Artifact Traveling Kit can be created, for display or presentations across the country. The kit will have artifacts representing various winter sports, photographs of memorable Olympic moments, and biographies of BC Sports Hall of Famers.
The Olympic Artifact Traveling Kit can be displayed on an eight-foot table for use in any office environment. The kit will include artifacts mounts, photographs, text panels and other display elements.