Largest Hockey Stick and Puck-Cowichan Valley
sets world record
Vancouver Island, Canada--The Cowichan Community Centre, in
Duncan on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, boasts a 205-foot
(62.48 m), 61,000 pounds (28,118 kgs) hockey stick -setting
the world record for the Largest Hockey Stick and Puck.
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. Photo courtesy of the World's
Largest Hockey Stick & Puck Society (enlarge
Facts on the Biggest Hockey Stick & Puck" in
Quick Description: This hockey stick is
40 times the size of a regular hockey stick.
Year built: 1985
Material: Douglas Fir beams reinforced with steel
-The World's Largest Hockey Stick & Puck is 40
times life size.
-The shaft and blade of the stick are made in sections
with steel-reinforced Douglas Fir beams measuring 3 foot by
4 foot (91.44 cm by 1.2192 m) for a total length of 205 feet
- The stick weighs 28,118 kg (61,000 pounds) and was
built in Penticton BC.
The final product was trucked to Vancouver
in two pieces, spliced together on the ground, then lifted
into position on August 21, 1985.
- After the fair in Vancouver, the hockey stick
was transported to Vancouver Island by barge and 3 flat bed
trucks exactly two years later, on August 21, 1987.
- The World's Largest Hockey Stick & Puck was
dedicated at the Cowichan Community Centre in Duncan on May
21, 1988, two years to the day after Expo '86 opened.
June 28, 2008