THIS IS A VIRTUAL EXHIBIT AND IS NOT THE WEBPAGE OF THE METRAS MUSEUM. SEE http://metrasmuseum.ca/ FOR THE OFFICIAL PAGE.Note: This website was created by the 2010-2011 Master's of Public History students at Western University. The site was initially hosted in an external content management system and subsequently transferred to Western Archives' website. Unfortunately, some of the original features and formatting could not be migrated, but the text and images have been retained.
This site will not be changed or updated.
The athletic history at The University of Western Ontario covers a wide range of sports spanning well over 100 years. Between 1935-72, Western’s athletes prospered under the guidance of JP Metras as coach and athletic director. To preserve his legacy and Mustang history, the JP Metras Sports Museum opened in Alumni Hall. Beginning in 1978, the university's centennial year, the W Club used this room to establish Western's Sports Hall of Fame. Display cases and photos were mounted to help define the space, and coaches became curators, collecting pictures and changing displays. Now, roughly 148 Hall of Fame photos line the hallways leading to the museum, where over 100 pictures are on display between the national championships wall and the Molson Wall of Fame that recognizes Western's Olympic and Commonwealth Games athletes.