Memories of Galt Arena Gardens

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Galt Arena Gardens building

On January 20, 2022, the City of Cambridge marked a century of history and memories at Galt Arena Gardens.

As part of our celebrations, we would like to hear from you!
This page is your space to share your photos and stories in the Galt Arena Gardens through the MEMORIES tab below.

This Engage page will remain open for submissions throughout the year. At the end of 2022, story submission will be closed. The page will remain archived on the EngageCambridge site for reading enjoyment following.


Looking for more? The Galt Arena Gardens main page offers further details on the history and celebrations. Review the timeline for some of the many highlights the arena has experienced through the years or take in the historical photos in the gallery. Visit: cambridge.ca/galtarena100

Any questions can be sent to Cristina Hovey at hoveyc@cambridge.ca.

On January 20, 2022, the City of Cambridge marked a century of history and memories at Galt Arena Gardens.

As part of our celebrations, we would like to hear from you!
This page is your space to share your photos and stories in the Galt Arena Gardens through the MEMORIES tab below.

This Engage page will remain open for submissions throughout the year. At the end of 2022, story submission will be closed. The page will remain archived on the EngageCambridge site for reading enjoyment following.


Looking for more? The Galt Arena Gardens main page offers further details on the history and celebrations. Review the timeline for some of the many highlights the arena has experienced through the years or take in the historical photos in the gallery. Visit: cambridge.ca/galtarena100

Any questions can be sent to Cristina Hovey at hoveyc@cambridge.ca.

Share your memories of Galt Arena Gardens

Galt Arena Gardens has been a wonderful part of our community over the century, and many great memories have been made there. As part of celebrating its 100th anniversary, we want to hear yours! Share your memories, stories, and photos of Galt Arena Gardens here. 

Please be kind as you share and comment in this community space. Any disrespectful content or comments will be removed.


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