The World's Largest Hockey Stick (Photo by: David Stanley)

The title of world’s largest hockey stick has been held by the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) for 35 years after it was first constructed in 1986 and put on display at the Vancouver Expo.

Recently, an American city announced their intention to build a bigger one and so the district has now launched a survey to see if residents want to replace the stick with a bigger one to continue to hold the title. 

The current record-holding hockey stick is on display for all to see at the Island Savings Centre; however, this beloved 205-foot stick will only hold the title for a short time longer because Lockport, Illinois announced they will be building a 250-foot stick to steal the title.

Amidst this announcement, the CVRD has come to terms with the fact that their landmark hockey stick may be nearing the end of its life, and so they are seeking feedback from residents about whether they should build a new one or not.


A replacement record-holding stick would cost between $1 million and $3 million, according to the CVRD and wouldn’t be able to replace their current landmark stick until 2025 at the earliest. 

“We have a good idea of the extent of work required to replace the stick, but what we don’t fully understand is the intrinsic value that residents may have for it and the overall community support for possible replacement,” said Rob Williams, Manager of the Cowichan Community Centre. 

“Over the course of the summer we will be collecting and assessing feedback from the community to help us determine the future of this iconic structure.” 

In the public survey, city staff are asking residents what they would like a potential new world’s largest hockey stick to look like. Questions in the survey pertain to the design, materials used and whether or not they should make it bigger.

Find the survey online, here

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