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A TRIBUTE TO MAURICE RICHARD 
at the McCord Museum

Quand il lance, l'Amérique hurle.
Quand il compte, les sourds entendent.
Quand il est puni, les lignes téléphoniques sautent.
Quand il passe, les recrues rêvent.
C'est le vent qui patine.
C'est tout le Québec debout
Qui fait peur et qui vit.
                — Félix Leclerc  

Montreal, 10 April 2002 — There are some people who will never be forgotten. Maurice Richard is certainly one of these. He was a people's idol, a hero, and in his lifetime he received countless awards. Recognized for his pride, perseverance and fighting spirit, the McCord Museum pays tribute to him today.

April 11 to 14, 2002, fans of Maurice Richard and hockey lovers are invited to view memorabilia from Maurice Richard's own collection and to watch two films recounting his remarkable career: Le Rocket — Document souvenir and Histoire du Rocket, produced by the Réseau des sports (RDS). Among the objects on display in the Museum's Atrium are several of the trophies he received in the course of his career, including the Hart Trophy and the Prince of Wales Trophy; sweaters from different eras; hockey sticks of particular significance, such as the one with which he scored his 500th goal and his 50 game-50 goal stick; and important documents, such as press clippings, photographs, posters and even a contract and letter signed by Maurice Duplessis.

During the press conference that launches this special occasion a symbolic object from the Richard collection — a Canadiens sweater worn by the Rocket — will be presented to the Museum by the Richard family.  

A Tribute to Maurice Richard takes place at the McCord Museum from April 11 to 14. Entrance to this presentation is free.

Information: Nike Langevin
Telephone: (514) 398-7100, ext. 251

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