Game On! The Evolution of Sports in Chilliwack
October 22, 2015 – September 6, 2016
Game On! explores the role sports have played in building Chilliwack’s cultural landscape. Learn about how sports help distract Chilliwackians from the difficulties of war or what sport was considered “too violent for our model municipality”. New to this exhibit is the addition of listening stations, where visitors can hear athletes discuss their experiences. Listening to those who experienced some of Chilliwack’s greatest sporting achievements can really bring the events to life.
“We have to learn together to live together in a good way” is a lesson that rings as true today as it did during the first contact between early European settlers and Aboriginal Peoples. The exhibit, based on the lesson by Stone T’xwelátsé: an ancestor of the Stó:lō, encourages visitors to imagine what the meeting of these two world viewpoints resulted in as thousands of newcomers gathered in the Chilliwack area during the 1858 gold rush.