Hockey Canada celebrated its one hundredth anniversary with a tour around Canada.
On December 4, 2014, Hockey Canada celebrated its one hundredth anniversary. As part of the celebration, Hockey Canada in July 2014 launched a "Century Tour" showcasing one hundred years of Canadian hockey, as well as Hockey Canada's current programming.
Starting in 2014, Hockey Canada is offering its 100th anniversary school program online, which includes free hockey-based lesson plans for Kindergarten to Grade 6. Go to the Education Channel to read more about 100th anniversary school program.
The Century Tour started in Ottawa in July and made its way through Edmonton, Sherbrooke, Brantford, Fredericton, Charlottetown and more. The tour will spend its final weeks in Montreal before coming to a close in Toronto on January 5, 2015.
There are many ways to join in on the excitement of Hockey Canada’s Century Tour. If you were able to wave down the Century Tour caravan you could explore:
a Timeline Feature Wall, showcasing a history of Hockey Canada, decade by decade;
an Interactive Video Wall, with clips of defining moments in Hockey Canada history;
TELUS Shoot to Score, a green screen that superimposes fans into an iconic Hockey Canada moment;
Have Your Say, a speaker’s corner booth that provides fans with the opportunity to give their opinion on Canada’s game;
Tablet Stations with Samsung tablets, allowing fans to learn why and where to play the game, and apps to create their own Hockey Canada jersey or player card
1908 Sir H. Montague Allan donates a cup for the championship trophy of amateur hockey. A replica of the Allan Cup is still awarded today.
1914 21 stakeholders from across Canada to form the Canada Amateur Hockey Association.
1920 Canada wins its first Olympic gold medal at the Summer Games in Antwerp, Belgium.
1928 The Canadian Amateur Hockey Association welcomes The Maritime Amateur Hockey Association—comprising New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
1930 The International Ice Hockey Federation begins to hold world championships in non-Olympic years.
1947 The NHL, CAHA and the Amateur Hockey Association of the United States agree that no amateur player under the age of 18 can become a professional unless his amateur team agrees.
For more about the history of Hockey Canada explore these titles:
Canada's Olympic Hockey History, 1920-2010
by Andrew Podnieks
Fenn Publishing Company Ltd. October 27, 2009
Canada’s Game: Hockey and Identity
by Edited Andrew C. Holman
McGill-Queen’s University Press, Montreal, 2009