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Pimicikamak Cree Nation member designs Jets, Moose logos for weekend celebrating Indigenous culture – Thompson Citizen

February 8, 2019

The Indigenous culture of Winnipeg and Manitoba will be celebrated on the ice Feb. 16-17 as the Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose play host to Winnipeg Aboriginal Sport Achievement Centre (WASAC) Night on Saturday and Follow Your Dreams Day on Sunday.

For WASAC Night Feb. 16, the Winnipeg Jets will welcome 30 Indigenous youth from northern and remote First Nations including Lac Brochet, Oxford House, Pauingassi and Shamattawa. These students will get to take part in the Jets’ and Ottawa Senators’ game day skates and go skating at Camp Manitou with Indigenous NHL alumni Reggie Leach, Jamie Leach and Daryl Stanley before returning to Bell MTS Place for the game. Winnipeg country and folk singer Don Amero will perform the national anthem and there will also be a performance by drumming group Spirit Sands Singers and a ceremonial puck drop featuring Indigenous youth and elders.

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