Fanfare, the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame’s featured exhibit, is now available as a virtual tour.
This exhibit shares the history of the Grey Cup and Saskatchewan both through the participation of Roughrider teams and also the four occasions where Regina has hosted the Canadian Football League’s championship game. Fanfare features some of the 16mm film footage that the Hall of Fame had digitized recently. The exhibit also celebrates the festival of fun around Grey Cup week and the communal qualities of professional football in Saskatchewan.
This virtual tour was created in partnership with Queen City 3D in Regina. The tour allows the user to navigate through the space of the exhibit and click on tags inside the tour that offer stories, photos and videos that complement the physical exhibit that is on display.
The SSHF’s full archive of virtual tours is available on the Virtual Tour page.
On November 19, 2013, the SSHF hosted the world premiere for our three vignettes celebrating the Saskatchewan Roughriders and their involvement with the Grey Cup as participants, hosts and champions. As Grey Cup 2013 unfolded it became quite apparent that our “new” videos were only historically correct up to Sunday, November 17, 2013, resulting in some significant post production work.
The updated vignettes, which were previously only visible at the Hall of Fame, can now be seen below. They provide the SSHF with a tremendous opportunity to showcase the Roughrider permanent collection and involve many of our inductees.
The SSHF is grateful for the financial support from the Community Initiatives Fund and Saskatchewan Lotteries which made the production of these vignettes possible.
Special thanks to:
Canadian Football League
Saskatchewan Roughrider Football Club
As you probably know by now, Saskatchewan and the Grey Cup – Hope and Heartbreak, Saskatchewan and the Grey Cup – The Winning Years, and Saskatchewan and the Grey Cup: A Community Embrace comprise a series of three 6-minute vignettes that feature the Saskatchewan Roughrider Football Club’s involvement in “the Big Game” over the years as Grey Cup participants, champions and hosts. Produced by the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame with funding provided by the Community Initiatives Fund and Fire Cube Video, these vignettes are the perfect length to capture the interest and attention of our visitors, and provide the SSHF with a tremendous opportunity to showcase the Roughrider permanent collection and involve many of our inductees.
Originally produced to be premiered during Grey Cup week, we were more than a little smug about the fact that the vignettes are now only historically correct to November 17, 2013. In the weeks following Grey Cup Fire Cube Video has been busy putting together additional footage of the festivities, the game itself, and the memories and experiences of some of those individuals who were in the thick of things.
One of these individuals is Richie Hall, Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers Coach, who has been involved in three of the four Grey Cups won by the Saskatchewan Roughrider Football Club. The interview was pretty awesome as Richie had a lot to share. So much so that we thought we would release the whole interview (in its original raw cut) because, unfortunately, we know that only a few select sound bites will make it into the final reworked versions of Saskatchewan and the Grey Cup.
We anticipate that post-production on the vignettes will be completed within the next couple of weeks and the revised versions will be available to our visiting public by late January. At the present time the vignettes are only available for viewing within the SSHF galleries due to copyright permissions. Stop by and check them out. It’s the perfect way to fill a lunch break.
In the meantime, sit back and relax and enjoy the insights into the Grey Cup wins of the Saskatchewan Roughriders as recalled by Richie Hall.
The SSHF thanks Richie for granting access for our interview and gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Community Initiatives Fund to make this project a reality.