Thanks to the great efforts of Centennial College’s Child and Youth Care program, Access Storage and Bob Langlois and sons, True North Aid is providing several pallets of hockey equipment to Ginoogaming First Nation in Northern Ontario.
Please consider supporting youth in this community by helping to cover the transportation cost associated with sending this community equipment before the end of January!
Thanks to the great efforts of Centennial College’s Child and Youth Care program, Access Storage and Bob Langlois and sons, True North Aid is providing several pallets of hockey equipment to Ginoogaming First Nation in Northern Ontario. This hockey equipment will provide many youth living in the community the opportunity to learn to play hockey, prepare them for minor hockey outside the reserve and help them to feel included since they now are able to play hockey with other youth.
Hockey has always been played either on the roads or in the arena in LongLac which many do not have this opportunity due to cost and rides there. Some are more fortunate to be able to play as some don’t have the equipment such as the new styles and the knowledge about how to use the equipment.
Ginoogaming First Nation has plans to build an outdoor rink for the youth to play hockey and to have a program to help them go into organized minor hockey in the town of Longlac. The First Nation has many programs that are delivered to their community members such as Choose Life, Cultural programs to help with ceremonies dealing with our seven sacred teachings which include Respect, Honor, Truth, Humility, Bravery, Truth, Love and Wisdom. Through these programs Ginoogaming community members will distribute the hockey equipment when it arrives!
About Ginoogaming First Nation
Ginoogaming First Nation is a community just south of the town of Longlac located on the traditional lands of Treaty Nine. The languages in this community is Ojibway and Oji-Cree, which for some is spoken as some member’s first language. The community has approximately 250 on reserve residents with about 1000 members living off-reserve in various communities across the country.
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