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Red Deer’s Centennial is a time to celebrate our past and imagine our future. The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame & Museum has created a great school program and museum display to celebrate “100 Years of Sport History in Red Deer". This year’s Centennial celebration creates an opportunity to showcase Red Deer’s remarkable sporting past. You will find information on the sporting facilities, some of the major events Red Deer has hosted, individual sport displays, local sport heroes and some of the teams that have comprised this intricate sport history. By observing the twelve Centennial displays, students will have an incredible opportunity to learn about the athletes, teams, sports, and events that have contributed to their city's identity, and take pride in being part of a community with such a rich sporting history
Research shows that there is a decline of physical activity and play in children over the past 50 years. The three major components of healthy lifestyles that are emphasized are eating well, positive body image, and being physically active. Physical activity and play has shown to improve a child’s motor function, creativity, decision making, problem solving and social skills; all skills that contribute to successful learning.
What stories do objects tell us? What do they teach us about the cultures or people who made or owned them? Objects make us wonder, who made this, who wore this, what was it used for. They can spark our imagination as we wonder about their owners and the time period they came from. Amazing objects are donated to a museum; many with their stories; they become treasures for people to view and enjoy. Tracing the evolution of sports equipment or studying the particular origins of a sport and its development over the years can be very fascinating!
Albertans old and young, spend hours watching sporting events and equal hours participating in sporting activities. We pick our favorite athletes, teams and sport heroes; follow their careers with enthusiasm and pride. Sports can teach us many things like commitment, dedication, hard work, responsibility, fair play, respect, team work; the list goes on. Many Alberta athletes and teams have achieved their dreams and goals but not always without hardships and obstacles. A few of Alberta’s Olympic athletes have encountered some extraordinary experiences that have taught others the true meaning of fairplay and respect in sport.
Teacher Pre-Visit Program
Teachers are encouraged, whenever possible, to visit the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in person, prior to bringing their group. Familiarity with the museum will assist teachers in planning a memorable and worthwhile field trip. There is no charge for a teacher pre-visit. Simply notify the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum of your expected day and time of arrival.