Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

February 19, 2015 09:00 ET

Highlighting the Connection Between Science and Sport at Resurgo Place

Government of Canada provides support for bilingual, interactive travelling exhibition

MONCTON, NEW BRUNSWICK--(Marketwired - Feb. 19, 2015) - Residents and visitors can enjoy a unique travelling exhibition, "The Perfect Match - Sport vs Science," at Resurgo Place in Moncton, thanks to support from the Government of Canada.

The City of Moncton has received funding of $15,000 from the Museums Assistance Program to present the bilingual, interactive display and to offer educational and public programming to Moncton residents and visitors.

Robert Goguen, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Member of Parliament (Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe), announced the funding today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

The exhibition demonstrates how science and technology can improve sport performance. Canadian athletes are highlighted through photos and videos, and modern and historical sport-themed artifacts are on display.

Resurgo Place will also offer guided and interpretive tours, workshops, lectures and special events. The exhibition will provide a fun learning experience for Francophone and Anglophone students, as well as sport teams and associations. Visitors of all ages will be able to play interactive games to test their sport knowledge and performance.

Quick Facts

  • Resurgo Place, which opened in November 2014, is home to the Moncton Museum and the Transportation Discovery Centre.
  • The exhibition "The Perfect Match - Sport vs Science" was produced by the Sherbrooke Nature and Science Museum. The 1,300-square-foot display is open for viewing until March 28, 2015.
  • This exhibition is timely, given that 2015 is the Year of Sport in Canada.
  • The Museums Assistance Program (MAP) supports heritage institutions and workers in the preservation and presentation of heritage collections.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud to provide support to Canadian museums, helping ensure that citizens have access to our rich heritage today and in the future. We are delighted to partner with the City of Moncton to offer this experience to residents and visitors."

-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"I am pleased to see this fascinating new exhibition at Resurgo Place, especially during the Year of Sport in Canada. This exhibition is sure to be an enriching and fun learning experience, particularly for young people in the Moncton area."

-Robert Goguen, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Member of Parliament (Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe)

"This funding greatly contributes to Resurgo Place's offering of high-quality exhibits, which create unique and informal learning opportunities for the citizens of the Greater Moncton area, as well as visitors."

-Brenda Orr, Director of Resurgo Place, Heritage and Culture

Associated Links

Resurgo Place

The Perfect Match - Sport vs Science

Museums Assistance Program

Year of Sport in Canada

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  • Marisa Monnin
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    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
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    Gilles Theriault
    Communications Manager
    Atlantic Region
    Canadian Heritage
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