Play Hard, Fight Hard: Sport and the Canadian Military

Play Hard, Fight Hard: Sport and the Canadian Military

A groundbreaking exhibit created in partnership between The Military Museums in Calgary and Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. Exploring the relationship between sports and military service, dating back to the First World War, over 180 artefacts across fourteen sports are represented. The personal stories of honoured members from the Hall of Fame that proudly served in multiple branches of the military are featured throughout. Programs such as Soldier On–which uniquely combines military service with athletics–is also highlighted.


Languages: French, English
Rental Cost: Under $5,000 (USD)
Shipping Cost: Inbound, one-way
Insurance: Additional
Minimum Rental Period: 12 weeks
Size: Under 5000 sq ft / 465 sq m
Availability: 2020 and beyond
Security Level: Moderate
Number of Crates: 6
Total Crated Weight:
Original Objects: yes
Interactives: 1 touch screen
Special Requirements: Borrowers have the option to omit certain segments of the exhibit and/or include items from their own collections. Mannequins are included, but the borrower must supply their own display cases (up to 14, with an average size of 2 ft. by 4 ft. to accommodate artefacts from all the sports represented).
Supplementary Materials: Educational materials



For more information, please contact:

Lending Organization: The Military Museums/Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
Contact Person: Michelle Watson, Exhibition Tour Coordinator
Telephone: +1-705-930-7757