FREDERICTON (GNB) – The public is invited to attend the launch of two new exhibits at the official opening of the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame's summer season at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 23.

The exhibit 160 Years of Baseball in New Brunswick documents the sport's history since the first recorded game was played in Chatham in 1853. Displays feature artifacts from some of the province's most outstanding players, coaches, officials and teams from the late 1800s to today.

The World of Parallel Sport tells the story of New Brunswick's trailblazing wheelchair athletes and coaches whose successes at the international level helped build parallel sport in the province and Canada. Artifacts from the museum's collection and modern adaptive equipment from Para NB's Equipment Loan Service show the evolution of parallel sport since the end of the Second World War.