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Bushplane museum celebrates Hockey Day in Canada with launch of new hockey exhibit (10 photos)

Traveling exhibit on loan from Canadian Museum of History until March 29

It was only fitting that the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre used Hockey Day in Canada to officially launch its newest exhibit Saturday. 

Executive director Dan Ingram was joined by a couple kids and Dash - the mascot of the Soo Greyhounds - to do a ceremonial puck drop in order to signal the official launch of Hockey, a traveling collection of displays developed by the Canadian Museum of History. 

“We decided to go with the launch today on February 8th, because this is national hockey day in Canada, and we thought it was a great day to launch a hockey exhibit here in Sault Ste. Marie,” Ingram told reporters during the launch. 

In addition to the national exhibit, the bushplanes museum also enlisted the help of the community in order to highlight some local hockey lore. 

“The museum loaned us a series of graphic panels with archives that they’ve photographed from over 100 years of history,” said Ingram. “We’ve contacted a lot of local organizations and local donors who’ve given us some local exhibits to add to the exhibit.” 

“Sault Ste. Marie’s a hockey town, so we thought this would be a great opportunity to get the locals to come to the bushplane museum.”

The exhibit will be at the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Museum until March 29.