For the first time, the Federal Government has made September 30th a National Day for Truth & Reconciliation and it is now a federal statutory holiday. The day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities.
The Waywayseecappo Wolverines have decided to schedule a game between the Wolverines and the Swan Valley Stampeders on the 30th to raise awareness of the very tragic legacy of residential schools, and to honour the thousands of Survivors.
The game will be starting at 7:30pm, but there will be a few pre-game ceremonies.
Before puck drop, the Blue Sky Drum Group will perform, and there will be a prayer from Jim Cote.
During the day across from the arena, there will be a Waywayseecappo Feast and Mini Powwow at the Arbour starting at 11:00am.
September 30th is also considered Orange Shirt Day, which is a commemorative day that honours the children who survived Indian Residential Schools and remembers those who did not. Because of this, anyone that wears an orange shirt, hoodie or jacket, will be allowed into the game for free. The Wolverines will also be wearing an orange jersey for the game.