Friday, 20 January 2012

Sports Memorabilia Spring 2012 - Starting January

In honour of the 80th Anniversary of the Kimberley Dynamiters hockey team, the Museum seasonal exhibit space is featuring memorabilia of some our citizens' significant sporting endeavors: hockey and curling, in particular.


On display - Dick Vincent's Jersey
A little frayed around the edges, this jersey was worn by Dick "The Bear" Vincent, right winger for the Dynamiters for 14 years.  He started with the Dynamiters in the 1961-62 season, the teams first year in the 'new' Civic Centre Arena.

 Dick Vincent started playing hockey in high school in Otterbutne, near Pine Falls, Manitoba. Next he went to Flin Flon, MB and Portland, Oregon, USA before coming to Kimberley. He and his wife, Alma, settled and raised their family; Dick was employed as a millwright with Cominco here in Kimberley and Alma was a substitute teacher.

March 8th 1975 at the Civic Centre Arena was an "Appreciation Nite" for Dick Vincent. Below are some excerpts from the souvenir programme handed out that night:

     "the WIHL highest scorer ever ... 800 points with 340 of them goals"

     "The burly right winger build is the recommended brick out-house on skates"

The souvenir programme goes on for 16 pages with accolades and exploits, to and of a great local hockey player.





On display - Canadian "Diamond D" curling champ, Ina Hansen's sweater
This is the sweater worn by Ina Hansen when she, along with Ada Callas, Isabel Leith, and May Shaw, as representatives of British Columbia, won the Canadian Diamond D Curling Championship in 1964.

The sweater, made by the White Ram Knitting Company of Calgary, Alberta, is as it was when acquired by the Museum, with Mrs. Hansen's personally collected pins from her many bonspiels and tournaments.

Here is a photo of her in this sweater, when the team were runner's up in 1963 (Columbia Basin Institute of Regional History).

Also on display in the Museum, is Mrs. Hansen's sweater from her win as Canadian Seniors Champion in 1973, along with Ada Calles and May Shaw, again, and Barbara Weir.

.... AND many more artifacts!

1 comment:

  1. This blog is very fantastic....sweater looking so nice... museum is also so nice... i like it so much...


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