Calgary, AB – It takes 40 players to play in the World’s Longest Indigenous Hockey Game and on November 3, 2019 the organizing committee is hoping to complete their roster.
Players 18 years and older are invited to come to the Grey Eagle Resort & Casino (Little Drum Room) from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm and meet the organizing group of the World’s Longest Indigenous Hockey Game. Hearing first hand from players that have played in the game before about what to expect.
The game has been opened to indigenous and non-indigenous players from across Canada. “We felt that in the spirit of reconciliation having a mixture of cultures is incredibly important.” Spoke Lee Francoeur, Chair of the organizing committee. “This event is much more than breaking the Guinness Book of World Records, it is unique in that we are featuring players from across Canada working together to break the record and bring awareness to Indigenous Reconciliation in Canada.”
“To highlight this uniquely important contribution of our national sport in “building better relationships”, undertaking another World’s Longest Hockey Game will benefit all of Canada. There really is no other way to uplift all Canadians than hockey and at the same time calling on all to support four very worthy causes that focus on children and youth.” Spoke Grand Chief of Treaty Six First Nations, Dr. Wilton Littlechild.
On top of breaking a record, the hope is to raise 2 million dollars for The Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, Heart & Stroke Foundation, KidSport Calgary and WIN Sport International.
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For more information: www.wlihg.com