ASPEN PROPERTIES, CANADIAN SPORT INSTITUTE CALGARY AND CANADA’S SPORTS HALL OF FAME PARTNER TO BRING THE “CANADIAN SPORT HEROES COLLECTION” INTO THE COMMUNITY
CALGARY (January 12th, 2021) – Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame (CSHoF) has partnered with Aspen Properties and Canadian Sport Institute Calgary (CSI) in order to bring the Canadian Sport Heroes Collection into the community. The amazing art collection will be prominently displayed at Sun Life Plaza in Downtown Calgary (112 4th Ave. S.W., Calgary, AB T2P 3N3), from January 12, 2021 until December 31, 2021.
“On behalf of Aspen Properties, I would like to express our gratitude and excitement in this culture-rich partnership with CSHOF and CSI,” said R. Scott Hutcheson, Executive Chair of the Board, Aspen Properties. “More than ever in these challenging times, we believe the community needs to experience and celebrate Canada’s world-class athletes, and our exceptional artistic and creative culture.”
The Canadian Sport Heroes Collection is a series of 16 large-scale acrylic portraits by Alberta artist Gordon Milne celebrating the achievements of remarkable Canadian Olympians, including Mark Tewksbury, Catriona Le May Doan & Diane Jones-Konihowski.
“What an incredible experience for me to meet and paint these outstanding Canadian Olympians,” said Gordon Milne. “Not only was I given the opportunity to pursue my passion for sport and athletics as an artist, but l learned first-hand about the dedication, endurance and commitment that it takes to become a high-performance athlete. I'm very honoured that the Canadian Sport Heroes Collection will be prominently displayed at Sun Life Plaza”
“We are thrilled to be able to showcase the Canadian Sport Heroes Collection at Sun Life Plaza" said Gary Davies, President/CEO of Canadian Sport Institute Calgary. "This will provide an opportunity for many more Calgarians to see these great works of art, especially as we head into an Olympic year.”
“Even though our physical museum remains closed due to Covid-19 the team at CSHoF has found new and innovative ways to bring Canadians together through community exhibits that will continue to educate on the values, history and culture of sport in this country; building Canada through sport,” said Cheryl Bernard, President and CEO, Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.
ABOUT CANADA'S SPORTS HALL OF FAME Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame is a registered charitable organization and has been a vital cultural institution in Canada for the past 65 years. As Canada’s only national museum of sport, the organization’s focus is on recognition, education, curation, and thought leadership with an emphasis on educating youth on the values, history and culture of sport in this country. These four pillars help to support and celebrate Canada’s sport heroes who have reached the pinnacle of their careers and are going “beyond the win” and making monumental contributions to our society. Over 684 Hall of Famers have been inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame since its establishment in 1955, and as of 2019, the Order of Sport, Canada’s highest sporting honour, is awarded as part of Induction to Canada’s top athletes and builders for their ongoing role in building Canada through sport.
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