MARCH 4, 2020
Chief Glenn Hudson and Council would like to express thanks and our deepest gratitude to Rogers, Rogers Hometown Hockey, Hockey Night in Canada, Rogers Production Crew, RCMP, Peguis Hometown Hockey Committee, visitors, fans and all the volunteers for the amazing NHL Fan experience that was shared by all that visited our community February 29-March 1.
A special thank you to Ron Maclean and Tara Slone for this special and tremendous opportunity. The excitement that ran through Peguis First Nation, our youth and youth across the country, elders and our Indigenous communities and beyond could be felt. Through a culmination of events, discussions and charity work with the Bruce Oake Foundation alongside Chief Hudson we are honour your commitment to grow the game of hockey in First Nation communities and inspire the next generation of talent. The ability to showcase Peguis First Nation to the hockey world and the talent that exists in our communities around the game we love could not have happened without you.
A special thank you to Pam Favel, Crystal Garson and all of the Peguis Hometown Hockey Committee for going above and beyond the duties at hand to make sure the event ran as smooth as possible alongside the Rogers Hometown Hockey crew.
Peguis Hometown Hockey Committee
Chief Glenn Hudson
Renee Stevenson and Linden McCorrister
“This was a once in a lifetime opportunity to bring this special NHL travelling experience to the people of Peguis and our youth. It was so great to see how excitement from everyone taking the activities from our tiny tots to elders rubbing shoulders with NHL greats like Reggie and Jamie Leach, Arron Asham, Bernie Nichols, Doug Gilmour, Ric Nattress, John Chabot, Grant Glitsome and Trevor Kidd. The chance to bring the Stanley Cup to our youth and elders will be a memory etched into their memories for a lifetime. Providing our youth, the opportunity to take lessons from Paul Maurice and rest of Jets coaching staff will inspire more of our youth will hopefully inspire our next generation to follow their dreams and aspirations of playing the game they love. It was truly a remarkable event and amazing to see our community come together to show the passion and pride we have for the game of hockey. An applause is deserved and great appreciation for the incredible job done by the Peguis Hometown Hockey Committee and Rogers,” said Chief Glenn Hudson.
Again, we thank Rogers and Rogers Hometown Hockey for the amazing experience, memories and long lasting investment into Peguis First Nation.
Chief Glenn Hudson and Council