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Hockey gear Christmas surprise for First Nations youth


December 16, 2019

Patrick Larocque (R) shakes hands with Damien Bouchard of Aroland First Nation, as Lauren Michelle of Red Rock Indian Band looks on. (Ian Kaufman,

THUNDER BAY – Dozens of bags full of hockey equipment are on their way to Indigenous youth in four northern communities, thanks to a growing charitable campaign.

Graham McWaters started the First Nations Hockey Equipment Drive as a small act of kindness in Richmond Hill, near Toronto, in 2015. After the hockey dad saw players from the Beausoleil First Nation turn up to games lacking proper gear, he organized a drive that sent eight bags of equipment to the community.


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