It’s that time of year again when Owen Sound Attack players make a visit to Saugeen First Nation to spend an afternoon with youth and their parents, all in the name of good fun. Made possible by a five-year old partnership between Bruce Power and the Attack organization, the event is open to community members of all ages and skill-levels who get the opportunity to get up close and personal with the players for photos, autographs and conversations about hockey, life and ambitions. The Attack brings pizza to enjoy with everyone before they introduce themselves and talk about how they got into hockey. The players also provide encouraging messages to the youth about dreaming big and being persistent in reaching their goals while having fun. Then the participants are split into teams with Attack players as the Captains and the action starts with a face-off.
Anissa Nashkewa, Recreation Centre Director in Saugeen First Nation has been one of the main coordinators in making these events possible for the community. “These floor hockey events are always a fun-filled afternoon and the youth really benefit from the high energy and positivity the Attack players bring. This event, along with the hockey games they get to attend at the Bayshore, helps the youth to have fun being active and realize anything is possible,” she said.
Bruce Power and the Attack look forward to February 5 where they will be visiting Nawash First Nation for another round of floor hockey and fun.