The Alberni Valley Bulldogs and Tseshaht First Nation have partnered on a special initiative with the jerseys designed by renowned Tseshaht artist Gord Dick.
The Bulldogs will wear these special jerseys on Saturday night vs the Cranbrook Bucks before auctioning the jerseys next week. The net proceeds from the jersey auction will be donated to the Tseshaht First Nation and the funds will go towards the creation of a memorial for the survivors of the Alberni Indian Residential School.
Elected Chief Councillor of Tseshaht First Nation Ken Watts is proud to work with the Bulldogs once again. “The Alberni Valley Bulldogs have stepped up to the plate once again by working with a Tseshaht artist Gord Dick on a design that shows our interconnectedness, and a jersey that honours all residential school survivors. The auction proceeds from these jerseys will go towards Tseshaht First Nation in building a memorial for survivors of the Alberni Indian Residential School (AIRS) and those that did not make it home. This entire hockey club has shown to have a huge heart, not just for survivors, but our entire community. This is reconciliation in action.”
From the Bulldogs perspective, working closely with the Tseshaht First Nation community has been a true blessing for the entire organization. “We’re lucky to have players from all over North America come to Port Alberni and become a part of this community. Having our organization be a part of events like this weekend is not only educational for our players, but our belief is that it helps bring our entire community together. We’re proud to be involved and look forward to more community involvement for our players and organization.” Said Bulldogs president David Michaud.
Tickets for Saturday’s game presented by Tseshaht First Nation vs. the Cranbrook Bucks can be purchased at the Bulldogs Box Office at the Multiplex, or by clicking here: https://bit.ly/3sIOI6Z
Game time is 7:00 pm