For many children living in remote communities in Canada, many are unable to afford hockey equipment because of the high cost of living. This year True North Aid was happy to support Webequie First Nation in North Western Ontario with 5 pallets of hockey equipment.
We are so happy to announce that the hockey equipment to Webequie First Nation has arrived!
Thank you those who donated to cover the transportation costs and Jeffrey in Webequie who helped distribute the hockey equipment to community members.
A HUGE Thank you to Shelley Poulton and Kristi Foley and the families in Oakville, Ontario who collected the hockey equipment over the summer – we could not have done this without you. Amazing work!
Currently, Webequie community members and volunteers are fundraising to take children to Lil Bands Hockey Tournament in Dryden ON on February 2020. Children will get to experience the competitive level of hockey and most of the children have never played on artificial ice and inside the arena. The donation of like new hockey equipment will be used for the kids in the community who may only have skates or no hockey equipment at all. This is because of the high cost of living in a remote community.
Webequie First Nation is remote community located 350 km north of Thunder Bay. It is home to 800 on reserve members and there is no arena in Webequie. During winter months children play hockey in – 40 temperatures and most of the time they get frost bites. Children in Webequie enjoy playing hockey and some dream of becoming professional hockey players one day.