Book Giveaway apart the Sask. Sports Hall of Fame’s Winter lineup

With the cold temperatures outside, the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame (SSHF) is one place that people can stop by warm up with interactive fun activities, with children receiving a special gift for stopping by.

The SSHF are celebrating the season with a pair of new exhibits along with a promotion with SSHF inductee Bill Brownridge. Children under the age 10, will receive a copy of Brownridge’s Children’s book A Prairie Boy.
Brownridge grew up in the 1930s with spina bifada, but developed a love for sports, including hockey, into areas where he could excel including as an author and as a painter.

A Prairie Boy is a story about a Metis boy who grew up his on farm, dreaming about playing hockey.

Executive Director Erin Stankovich says the story is very relatable.
“It’s whimsical and magical as you can imagine in terms of the art as well the story of dreams of the NHL, which I’m sure lots of kids have.”

One of the new exhibits at the SSHF is called Winter Warmth, that Stankovich explains is intertwined with the book, with some of Brownridge’s artwork along with some winter artifacts.

With the Brier rolling into Regina in March, the SSHF is the temporary home of the Brier Tankard. The trophy will be stationed for the most part at the SSHF before the Brier gets underway on March 1.

Besides the trophy, Stankovich noted there are interactive exhibits that visitors will enjoy.

“We have a lot of exhibits and activities that kids will enjoy and get them active.”

One is them is the STEM Interactive Gallery along with an interactive Curling rink.

Interactive Curling Rink inside the SSHF

Between January 2023-March 2023, the SSHF saw over 300 in-house visitors and over 800 guests via outreach programming. The SSHF is hoping to exceed those numbers in 2024.

The SSHF will also be open during the upcoming FROST Festival (Jan.26-Feb.4).

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