Saugeen Ojibway Nation youth as guests of honour at Owen Sound Attack game

On Saturday, October 5, 60 youth and their chaperones were hosted by Bruce Power and the Owen Sound Attack at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Arena where they enjoyed a pizza dinner, a meet-and-greet with several players and the team mascot, Cubby and then cheered the Attack on in their victory over the Flint Firebirds. The evening started with the Owen Sound Attack team bus picking up participants in their communities and transporting them to the arena for the festivities. 

At the opening of the game, the announcer welcomed the community youth and acknowledged the Traditional Territories of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation and the anthem was performed in Ojibway, French and English by Christine John, Bruce Power Communications Specialist. A ceremonial puck drop also took place with a youth from each community participating alongside Bruce Power’s David Abbott and the two team Captains. 

This exciting event is the result of a seven-year partnership between the company and the Attack organization which connects the Saugeen Ojibway Nation communities with the players, promoting sports development and encouraging the youth to dream big and reach for the stars.

Owen Sound Attack Team Captain, Aidan Dudas and Flint Firebirds Captain Ty Dellandrea pose with Rylan Wright-Jones of the Chippewas of Nawash (left), Edgerin Kahgee of Saugeen First Nation (right) and David Abbott, Director of Community & Indigenous Relations during the ceremonial puck drop at Saturday’s game.