World's Largest Hockey Stick & Puck
Canada shows its hockey pride with a giant stick.
Naturally, the worlds largest hockey stick and puck is found in, where else, Canada.
The Cowichan Community Centre, in Duncan on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, boasts the largest hockey stick and puck in the world.
Built in 1985, the 205-foot hockey stick is built from Douglas Fir wooden beams reinforced with steel, and weighs in at a staggering 61,000 pounds (28,118 kgs). The World’s Largest Hockey Stick & Puck was originally commissioned by the Government of Canada as part of the Expo ‘86 World’s Fair Exposition in Vancouver.
Following the fair, the artifact was donated to the Province of British Columbia, which held a Canada-wide competition to determine its final destination. The Cowichan Community Centre site in the Cowichan Valley was selected from over 30 community and private organizations.
The Guinness Book of World Records officially bestowed the title of the world’s largest hockey stick on July 14, 2008 after a 20-year battle for recognition. At a puny one third the length of Duncan’s stick, residents of Minnesota can no longer claim their 21-metre wooden hockey stick to be the biggest.
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