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Wednesday, Oct 03, 2018

New Partnership Celebrates Indigenous Athletic Community

By Katy Player, VP, People and Communications

Canfor is proud to announce our new partnership agreement with the BC Sports Hall of Fame that is focused on celebrating British Columbia’s Indigenous athletic community.

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One of the many exhibits on display at the Indigenous Sport Gallery.

We’re excited that this partnership will help to increase the awareness of the impressive contributions of British Columbia’s Indigenous athletes by engaging both the local community and those throughout the province. Through our partnership’s various components, many will learn and be inspired by the many athletic achievements of our Indigenous community over British Columbia’s history.

In addition to being the presenting sponsor of the September 25 opening celebration of the BC Sports Hall of Fame’s new Indigenous Sport Gallery, our partnership will also enable several of our remote communities to benefit from this inspiring gallery by enabling the ‘Indigenous Hero in Your Community’ visits  These local events around the province will showcase Indigenous athletes in the communities they call home. Canfor is also proud to support several class field trips to the gallery to help a diverse student population learn about the incredible achievements of Indigenous athletes over the history of British Columbia.

The new Indigenous Sport Gallery is sure to be an inspiration to all those who have the chance to visit it. The permanent exhibit highlights traditional Indigenous games; artifacts and memorabilia from Indigenous athletes in all levels of sport; a feature on the North American Indigenous Games; and a dedicated space, the Circle of Champions, which honours the Indigenous athletes that have been formally Inducted to the BC Sports Hall of Fame. 

With this new partnership, we are proud to bring a focus to honouring the past achievements of our local athletes and inspiring a new generation of our future Indigenous athletes.

To learn more about this gallery click here.

To learn more about Canfor's Community Giving program click here.

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