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Game On! The Evolution of Sports in Chilliwack

Game On! The Evolution of Sports in Chilliwack takes a fun look back at Chilliwack’s sporting history through the ages. While early local municipal councils were preoccupied with the opening and improving of roads and the building of schools, the community rallied together to provide for such public needs as outdoor and indoor recreational facilities. Local athletic clubs sprung up in many communities to sponsor equipment, maintain crowds and raise funds for better transportation for out of town games. Crowds gathered in whatever way necessary to invest their money, time and skill into their sport. This exhibit explores the role sports have played in building Chilliwack’s cultural landscape.

On from October 22, 2015 to September 6, 2016.

T'xwelatse: We Have to Learn to Live Together in a Good Way

"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’xwelátse: 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. Topics explored include: The Chilliwack Story, Gold Rush Gateway, Time Immemorial, Farms and Fences, and Faces of the Past.