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, who 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 World’s Largest Hockey Stick Society was established to manage the wooden wonder, and successfully raised over $150,000 in cash and donated goods and services from public-spirited businesses, service clubs and private citizens. The fund was used to underwrite the significant cost of dismantling the stick at the Vancouver Expo, freight transfer to Duncan on Vancouver Island, and on-site preparation and reassembly of the display at the Cowichan Community Centre.