Sports Hall of Memories
History of the Sports Hall of Memories
The Sports Hall of Memories was established in 1979 to collect, preserve and exhibit memorabilia that describes the rich sports heritage of Trail and to honour those individuals who have made a significant contribution to sport in our City.
The exhibit is located on the Red Floor of the Trail Memorial Centre adjacent the Trail and District Public Library.
The Sports Hall of Memories initially comprised 8 display cabinets, however as the collection grew 14 more cabinets were added.
The cabinets contain photos, trophies, uniforms, and other memorabilia representing hockey, baseball, softball, curling, track and field, lacrosse and other local sports. One display honours those individuals that have played or coached in the NHL or the WHA and another honours those who have been inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame from Trail or other prestigious awards for their contribution to sport in Trail and in British Columbia.
The exhibit has a companion kiosk containing an electronic database which expands on the contents of the display cases and describes the history of sports in Trail using a touch screen to navigate through the pages. The kiosk contains archival film footage of the return of the 1938 Trail Smoke Eaters to Trail after capturing the Allan Cup in Calgary and of the final game of the 1961 World Hockey Championships when the Smokies won their second World Title. The kiosk also contains the biographies and a photo of those who have been honoured on the Home of Champions Monument in downtown Trail.
The Sports Hall of Memories is open to the public during the regular operating hours of the Trail Memorial Centre except statutory holidays.
Contribute to the Hall
We welcome donations of historic sports photos, trophies, uniforms, awards and other memorabilia pertaining to Trail's sport's community. An archives has also been established for the collection and preservation of documents such as programs, newspaper clippings, score sheets, etc.
Please contact Museum/Archives Director at 250-364-0829 or at email@example.com