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2004 MEMORIAL CUP

The Okanagan Military Museum participated in the 2004 Kelowna Memorial Cup with a display highlighting the history of hockey in the Canadian Forces and as a venue for Cup events such as the reviewing position for the Welcoming Parade.

"Hearts of Oak" - The Navy's Naden Band of Maritime Forces Pacific led the Welcoming Parade down Ellis St. and past the reviewing stand at the Memorial Arena.
Photo: Sgt. David Snashall, National Defence Public Affairs Office-Pacific Region

Hockey Hall of Fame (HHOF)representative, Mr. Izak Westgate and Okanagan Military Museum Society (OMMS) President, Mr. Bob Hadgraft cut the ribbon officially opening both the HHOF and OMMS displays in the Memorial Arena.
Photo: Sgt. David Snashall, National Defence Public Affairs Office-Pacific Region

 

"Drafted!!-Hockey in the Canadian Forces"- The museum's display highlighting the role that hockey has played in the past and continues to play in the Canadian Forces.
Photo:Paul Seguna

A visitor reads about the linkages between Canada's national pastime and military heritage at the museum display.
Photo: Paul Seguna

 

Canadian Forces hockey artifacts, photos and information boards told the story of hockey and the Canadian Forces for the visiting public. The jerseys and the hockey stick were kindly provided by the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Photo: Paul Seguna

A memento of our military hockey heritage is one of the hockey jerseys provided to the museum display by the Hockey Hall of Fame courtesy of Mr. Izak Westgate.
Photo: Paul Seguna

A pair of hockey skates used by a member of a Canadian military hockey team added to the display which included team photos and information cards.
Photo: Paul Seguna

 

"Star of the Show"- The Memorial Cup on public display at the Hockey Hall of Fame display at the Memorial Arena.
Photo: Paul Seguna

"Hockey in the Duff or They Just Have to be Canadians!" - Artwork was included in the museum display. This piece provided by aviation artist Ardell Bourgeois of the Canadian Aviation Artists' Assoc., depicts Canadian airmen playing hockey beside an RCAF Hawker Typhoon during WWII.
Photo: Paul Seguna

"Air Force Assist" - This piece was painted by Paul Seguna of the Canadian Aviation Artists' Assoc for the display. It depicts Canadian crewed B 25 Mitchell bombers of the 2nd Tactical Air Force buzzing a hockey game between a Canadian Army and Air Force team during WWII. The game is being played on a frozen canal in a newly liberated Dutch town while the local population and Canadian soldiers look on.
Photo: Paul Seguna

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