Winter in Orillia is much like winter in many other Canadian communities. With the cold and the snow comes the opportunity for the participation in many winter sports that the area offers. From hockey games to hitting the slopes for skiing or snowboarding, or watching your favourite figure skater completing gravity defying jumps to throwing curling rocks towards the button – Orillia is in a flurry of winter sports activities for all ages.
Hometown Glory: Orillia’s Winter Sport will showcase the history of the talented athletes and teams from Orillia and the surrounding area that elicited a deep sense of community pride with every game and tournament that was played. The organizations that continue to train today’s athletes in winter sports will be explored, with focus on the organizations ability to promote and encourage the community to come together to cheer on their athletes. This exhibition was inspired by the upcoming Ontario Winter Games (March 1-4, 2018) and will provide a historical local context to several of the popular events that will be showcased.