National Truth & Reconciliation Day 2023, News (Mooretown Minor Hockey)

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Sep 23, 2023 | Communications | 2497 views
National Truth & Reconciliation Day 2023
On September 30th Mooretown Minor Hockey, Mooretown Lady Flags & Mooretown Flags will be recognizing National Truth and Reconciliation Day to raise awareness of the intergenerational impact the residential school system had in our community. 

All teams across our organization from Instructional to U18 will tape their sticks orange over the next week.  This will serve as a visual reminder and to remember the estimated 150,000 children and their families who were impacted by residential schools. 

The evening will start with an exhibition game between Mooretown & Wallaceburg's U18 Rep teams at 5:25pm.  Following the U18 game we invite you to stay as the Flags take on the Walpole Island Wild at 7:30pm. 

We are honoured to welcome Chief Chris Plain from Aamjiwnaang First Nation to drop the ceremonial puck. We will also be welcoming members of Aamjiwnaang for a traditional drumming ceremony prior to the game. The ceremony will being at approx. 7:15pm.  

Flags will be donating all 50/50 profits from September 30th to Orange Shirt Society  as they continue to raise awareness of the individual, family and community intergenerational impacts of Residential Schools. 

We invite you all to come and support this event, wear orange and start and continue these very important conversations with your children. 

"Every child matters, not just today, but everyday."- Orange Shirt Society 

We will be handing out orange tape and helmet stickers to all coaches / team managers on Tuesday, September 26th in the arena lobby. We ask that every team send a representative to pick up your package between 5-8pm.

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