12 days…40 players….262 hours of hockey…2 million dollars raised for charity all while reconciliation discussions happen in the background.

July 1 – 12, 2021, 40 brave men will take to the ice to beat the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest hockey game in the world.  It will be an emotional 12 days for the players, the committee and the millions of viewers reading, tuning into national media coverage or visiting the 7 Chiefs Sportsplex on Tsuu’Tina land to cheer on the players. 

We are at a crucial moment in Canadian history to work towards reconciliation between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Canadians.  The Truth and Reconciliation Commission [TRC] perfectly summed up what working towards reconciliation means:

Working towards reconciliation must inspire Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians to transform Canadian society in a way that future generations can live together in dignity, peace, and prosperity.”