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THE SHIFT – Celebrating Larry Kwong’s 100th Birthday

June 17, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Growing up in Vernon’s Chinatown during the era of Chinese Exclusion, Larry Kwong would break stereotypes and barriers to become the first player of Asian descent in the NHL.

In The Shift, Larry Kwong recounts his experiences on and off the ice, supported by historians who establish the social context and by hockey legends like Jean Beliveau and Herb Carnegie who attest to his exceptional skill.

Produced in 2013, this 45-minute film was a best documentary finalist at the Alberta Film & TV Awards.

Join us for this one-time screening to celebrate the 100th birthday of the late Larry Kwong, the Okanagan’s first NHL player and one of hockey’s great trailblazers and builders.

Doors open at 5:15. Free screening at 5:30.


cSPACE Eau Claire
381 2 Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 5E9 Canada
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