1920 WINNIPEG FALCONS HONOURED WITH PLAQUE
The Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame was proud to be part of the 1920 Winnipeg Falcons Historic Sites & Monuments Board of Canada plaque installation at the First Lutheran Church on November 14, 2022.
The Falcons gold medal victory at the 1920 Antwerp Olympics was originally nominated as an historic Commemorative Event by Col. David Grebstad, author of A Confluence of Destinies: The Saga of the Winnipeg Falcons' 1920 Olympic Gold Medal Victory in Ice Hockey A national historic event may be designated if it occurred at least 40 years ago and if it represents a defining action, episode, movement, or experience in the history of Canada.
During delays created from the Covid pandemic, an extensive consultation with the Icelandic community resulted in the First Lutheran Church at 580 Victor Street being selected as the ideal location for the plaque. The majority of the Falcons grew up in Winnipeg's West End, a predominantly Icelandic community. They attended the First Lutheran prior to serving overseas in the First World War.