Glory Days: Vancouver Athletes Discuss the 1970s Sporting Life

Date/Location: March 23, 2017, 7:00 pm to March 23, 2017, 9:00 pm | 1100 Chestnut Street, V6J 3J9, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Venue: Museum of Vancouver

The Museum of Vancouver has assembled a panel of some of the region’s most lovable athletes from the 1970s: Gold medal gymnast Lori Fung, former Whitecaps FC player and current club president Bob Lenarduzzi, former Vancouver Canuck defenceman Dennis Kearns, and former BC Lions placekicker/punter Lui Passaglia. Vancouver Sun columist Iain Macintyre will lead the discussion, as we explore the culture of Vancouver’s sporting scene from this era. Learn how the business of both professional and amateur sport has developed over the past few decades. Relive some of Vancouver’s high water marks in athletic achievement through the people who helped foster them. Gallery admission included with event ticket. Come early to explore! A public Q&A will follow the panel discussion. Date: Thursday, March 23 Time: 7:00pm Advance Tickets: * Adults: $15; Seniors, Students: $11; MOV Members: Free! Tickets available at the door: Adults: $18; Seniors, Students: $15; MOV Members: Free! Tickets/Registration: goo.gl/7b3sdq * Online Tickets Sales will end ONE HOUR before the event begins. Remaining tickets on sale at the door / Visitor Services at the time of event. Bios Lori Fung is one of Canada’s profound gymnasts. She earned Canada a Gold Medal in Rhythmic Gymnastics at the 1984 Olympics. Lori is additionally a 7 time Canadian Grand National Champion and was awarded the Order of British Columbia and Order of Canada. Currently, Lori is a strength and flexibility coach for figure skaters, high level hockey players, synchronized swimmers and professional dancers. Lori is a member of the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame. Bob Lenarduzzi excelled as a player, coach, general manager, director of soccer operations, and currently president, with Whitecaps FC for four decades. Playing with his hometown Whitecaps FC (1974 to 1984), Lenarduzzi was the North American Soccer League's all-time leader in games played with 312. A key member of Vancouver’s championship-winning team in 1979, Lenarduzzi was the only Canadian to win the North American Soccer League’s Player of the Year award. Internationally, Bob represented Canada 47 times as a player, helping them qualify for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games and the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico (Canada’s only showing in this prestigious tournament). Lui Passaglia served as the placekicker/punter for the BC Lions for a record-breaking 25 years (1976–2000) and scored more points in that time than any professional football player in history! He is a member of the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame, British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame, Canadian Football Hall of Fame and the BC Football Hall of Fame. Iain MacIntyre has covered the Vancouver Canucks and the National Hockey League for the Vancouver Sun since 1991. In 2005, he was promoted to columnist. Iain has had the privilege of working under 11 sports editors! Iain has won several provincial and Metro Vancouver journalism awards for his writing, and his career highlights include covering Canuck Stanley Cup finals in 1994 and 2011, the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, the 2006 Winter Games in Italy, and the 2004 World Cup of hockey in Stockholm and Toronto, and chronicling the spectacular and tragically short career of Maple Ridge Indy Car driver Greg Moore. The Museum of Vancouver has assembled a panel of some of the region’s most lovable athletes from the 1970s: Gold medal gymnast Lori Fung, former Whitecaps FC player and current club president Bob Lenarduzzi, former Vancouver Canuck defenceman Dennis Kearns, and former BC Lions placekicker/punter Lui Passaglia. Vancouver Sun columist Iain Macintyre will lead the discussion, as we explore the culture of Vancouver’s sporting scene from this era. Learn how the business of both professional and amateur sport has developed over the past few decades. Relive some of Vancouver’s high water marks in athletic achievement through the people who helped foster them. Gallery admission included with event ticket. Come early to explore! A public Q&A will follow the panel discussion. Date: Thursday, March 23 Time: 7:00pm Advance Tickets: * Adults: $15; Seniors, Students: $11; MOV Members: Free! Tickets available at the door: Adults: $18; Seniors, Students: $15; MOV Members: Free! Tickets/Registration: goo.gl/7b3sdq * Online Tickets Sales will end ONE HOUR before the event begins. Remaining tickets on sale at the door / Visitor Services at the time of event. Bios Lori Fung is one of Canada’s profound gymnasts. She earned Canada a Gold Medal in Rhythmic Gymnastics at the 1984 Olympics. Lori is additionally a 7 time Canadian Grand National Champion and was awarded the Order of British Columbia and Order of Canada. Currently, Lori is a strength and flexibility coach for figure skaters, high level hockey players, synchronized swimmers and professional dancers. Lori is a member of the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame. Bob Lenarduzzi excelled as a player, coach, general manager, director of soccer operations, and currently president, with Whitecaps FC for four decades. Playing with his hometown Whitecaps FC (1974 to 1984), Lenarduzzi was the North American Soccer League's all-time leader in games played with 312. A key member of Vancouver’s championship-winning team in 1979, Lenarduzzi was the only Canadian to win the North American Soccer League’s Player of the Year award. Internationally, Bob represented Canada 47 times as a player, helping them qualify for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games and the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico (Canada’s only showing in this prestigious tournament). Lui Passaglia served as the placekicker/punter for the BC Lions for a record-breaking 25 years (1976–2000) and scored more points in that time than any professional football player in history! He is a member of the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame, British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame, Canadian Football Hall of Fame and the BC Football Hall of Fame. Iain MacIntyre has covered the Vancouver Canucks and the National Hockey League for the Vancouver Sun since 1991. In 2005, he was promoted to columnist. Iain has had the privilege of working under 11 sports editors! Iain has won several provincial and Metro Vancouver journalism awards for his writing, and his career highlights include covering Canuck Stanley Cup finals in 1994 and 2011, the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, the 2006 Winter Games in Italy, and the 2004 World Cup of hockey in Stockholm and Toronto, and chronicling the spectacular and tragically short career of Maple Ridge Indy Car driver Greg Moore.


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