Play Hard, Fight Hard:
Sport and The Canadian Military 

A bilingual pop-up travelling exhibit both in 2D and 3D -  featuring fourteen sports played by Military teams and athletes from the 1880s to present day. This exhibit features sections on the Solider On program, origins of the Paralympic Games, Invictus Games and 20 videos containing oral histories and Second World War newsreel footage.

What's included?

  • 2D Pop Ups
  • Trivia
  • Crossword Puzzle 
  • Colouring Sheet
  • Obscure Artefact Activity




Social Studies, Physical Education, English Language Arts
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Overcoming challenges, community service, active role models, worldview, women in sport, nationalism, Canadian identity, World War One, World War Two

Featured Hall of Famers

Percy Molson

an athlete acclaimed for his sense of fair play, represented Canada in Track and Field at the 1904 Olympic Games in St. Louis, before serving as an officer in Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry during the First World War.

Paul Rowe

a football star who served as a Captain in the Royal Canadian Artillery during the Second World War, overcame an injury that he sustained while deployed overseas to captain the Calgary Stampeders to their first ever Grey Cup victory in 1948.

Lionel Conacher

the greatest Canadian male athlete of the first half of the 20th century, served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War.

Percy Molson was an all-round athlete, participating in football, hockey, track & field, golf, cricket, racquet sports, aquatic sports and billiards.