Team made up of residential school survivors recognized by Hockey Hall of Fame – CBC

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 201737 Views

Sagkeeng Oldtimers team started in 1978 and competed around the world

Aug 08, 2017

A special collection of artifacts from a northern Manitoba hockey team made up of residential school survivors is headed to the Hockey Hall of Fame Museum in Toronto.

The items — including jerseys, banners and special memorabilia — from the Sagkeeng Oldtimers team are being donated by Darlene Ahmo, the daughter of team founder Walter Fontaine and manager Verna Fontaine.

“They had a dream of doing something really special for their lives and for the lives of other survivors. They had a lot of dedication, hard work and they made a lot of sacrifices,” Ahmo said.

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