Cindy Klassen to Help Open Olympic Exhibit

Cindy Klassen to Help Open Olympic Exhibit

Cindy Klassen (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA FILE)
Cindy Klassen (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Manitoba speed skating Olympian Cindy Klassen is helping to open a new exhibit at the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame on Wednesday.

Just in time for the opening of the Sochi Olympic Games, the Olympic-theme exhibit will take visitors on a journey through time as they explore significant photos and artifacts from Manitoba’s best winter Olympians.

Highlights include:

The Falcons: 1920 Antwerp hockey Gold medal
The Winnipegs: 1932 Lake Placid hockey gold medal
Susah Auch: 1994 Lillehammer Silver Medal and skin suit
Sami Jo Small: 1998 Nagano jersey and goalie equipment
Clara Hughes: 2002 Salt Lake City skin suit
Cindy Klassen: 2006 Torino Bronze medal and 2010 Vancouver skin suit
Jon Montgomery: 2010 Vancouver bib and sled blades
Jonathan Toews: 2010 Vancouver Gold medal, jersey, helmet, gloves, stick and ring

The Olympic Exhibit presented by Johnston Group will be on display at the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame (located in the Sport for Life Centre at 145 Pacific Avenue) from January 29 to June 8, 2014. Entrance admission for the exhibit is $5 for adults and $3 for seniors (55+) and children (12 and under).

Klassen will join Don Pincock, chair of the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame, for the opening at 11:30 a.m.


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