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Enjoy FREE admission to the BC Sports Hall on re-opening weekend August 7 & 8

August 6, 2020

VANCOUVER, BC – The BC Sports Hall of Fame is delighted to announce that the museum will be officially reopening for public visits and tours on August 7, 2020, after closing its doors in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  As part of the re-opening weekend, visitors will be offered free admission through a timed-entry system at bcsportshall.com/tickets.

“This truly was a collective effort. Without the gracious support of our dedicated staff and the incredible generosity of viaSport British Columbia, Vancouver Foundation, the BC Museums Association, and all of our partners, our re-opening would not be possible this summer,” explains Nicholas Cartmell, CEO of the BC Sports Hall of Fame. “We also want to recognize the support and engagement of BC Place, at a time when live spectator sports and events are on pause in our province.”

As part of the reopening process and keeping with public health protocols, the Hall has implemented additional safety precautions to keep visitors safe. These include the required use of non-medical facemasks, physical distancing practices, the installation of alcohol-based sanitizing stations as well as daily disinfection of the facility and periodic cleaning of high-touch surfaces.

Visitors making a trip to the BC Sports Hall of Fame will be able to experience a revitalized Greg Moore Gallery Experience, with a sharp new racing simulator arriving later this month. The Greg Moore Gallery has been modernized to pay further tribute to one of BC’s most exemplary sports icons.

“It was an incredible opportunity for our team to be a part of this project, as it helps to celebrate and honour the life of a racing talent that was taken from us too soon,” says Robert Stanners, Founder and CEO of VRX Simulators. “The immersive experience of this simulator provides realistic, authentic racing controls so that everyone can feel the rush of being in the driver’s seat of an Indy Car.”

For more information about planning a safe visit to the BC Sports Hall of Fame, please visit bcsportshall.com/besafe

About the BC Sports Hall of Fame

The BC Sports Hall of Fame celebrates extraordinary achievement in BC sport history and inspires future generations to make their dreams come true. Each year, a diverse audience of over 35,000 visitors from around the globe are educated and enthralled by the collection of 27,000 artifacts and 100,000 archival documents representing 150-years of sporting accomplishments in British Columbia. Through the Hero in You Youth Education Programs, the BC Sports Hall of Fame reaches over 6,500 youth across the province, advancing its mission of building outstanding community legacies by honouring the past and inspiring the future.

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