Video Length: 1:59
On-camera starts at 0:11
(Richard Provencher is standing in the Collection Reference Room at 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa)
Richard Provencher: Welcome to this new episode of On the Road to 2017 with Library and Archives Canada.
Richard Provencher: 2015 has been proclaimed the Year of Sport in Canada.
Richard Provencher: July’s theme is innovation.
Richard Provencher: To illustrate the link between sport and the benefits that flow from innovation, Library and Archives Canada recalls the story of one the greatest goaltenders of all time, Jacques Plante.
(Various images of Jacques Plante in action without a facemask, various images of injured hockey players, and various images of Jacques Plante wearing a facemask)
Richard Provencher: Before the introduction of the facemask, professional hockey players, and particularly goaltenders, suffered many facial and head injuries.
Richard Provencher: On November 1, 1959, Jacques Plante of the Montréal Canadiens, decided to put an end to that by wearing a fiberglass facemask for the first time in one of hockey’s most distinguished temples, Madison Square Garden.
(Normand Laplante, Manager, Culture and Society Division, LAC, is standing beside Jacques Plante’s picture in the main lobby at 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa)
Normand Laplante: Library and Archives Canada is honoured to safeguard the memory of this inspiring man by holding, on behalf of all Canadians, the Jacques and Caroline Raymonde Plante fonds.
Normand Laplante: Part of the fonds is digitized and available online.
(Screen shot of the Jacques and Caroline Raymonde Plante fonds on LAC’s website)
Richard Provencher: It also includes a finding aid to help you access the material.
(Screen shots of LAC’s “Double Take” podcast and “Backcheck: A Hockey Retrospective” virtual exhibition webpages)
Richard Provencher: To learn more about Jacques Plante, listen to the Double Take podcast where you will learn about his peculiar hobby, and take a look at our virtual exhibition, Backcheck: A Hockey Retrospective.
(Richard is standing in the Collection Reference Room)
Richard Provencher: See you along the Road to 2017!
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