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Sep 18, 2022 | Mike Moniz | 840 views
Ojichaag Yindaawin - Spirit of Community
Wallaceburg Minor Hockey Association is excited to be kicking off our "Ojichaag Yindaawin - Spirit of Community" event beginning on Truth and Reconciliation Day on September 30 through October 29. This event is meant to recognize Truth and Reconciliation Day, raise awareness of the impact of Residential School System in our local community and go beyond a one-day National Holiday.

Approximately 25% of our Lakers have direct ties to Walpole Island First Nation and this event will allow our Lakers the opportunity to participate in activities centred on our shared love of hockey.


During the month of October each Lakers team will have the opportunity to play games with new commemorative orange jerseys featuring our Ojichaag Yindaawin - Spirit of Community Logo. The event will begin with a game and special ceremony on Truth and Reconciliation Day and will conclude with another game and closing ceremony on October 29. Throughout the month we will have special activities including First Nations Food Vendors at the arena, sharing of stories of our local residential school survivors, and we will be fundraising for two local groups - Walpole Island Residential School Survivors Committee along with Bkejwanong Youth Council.


We’re kicking things off Monday September 19 with merchandise sales and the start of our colouring contest for our young Lakers and youth in our community. Commemorative hoodies will be on sale beginning Monday September 19 from 6-9:30 pm with sales nights scheduled throughout our event.


We’re excited to bring this event to our Lakers and to our communities. Please join with us for "Ojichaag Yindaawin - Spirit of Community"!

CMF Group Inc.
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Tim Horton's
Timbits Minor Sports Program The Timbits Minor Sports Program is a community-oriented sponsorship program for children four to eight years old who participate in local house league sports teams. The program's philosophy is not based on winning or losing - but on learning a new sport, making new friends, and just taking time out to be a kid. Tim Hortons currently sponsors over 200,000 children who play on hockey, soccer, lacrosse, t-ball, baseball and ringette teams across Canada and in the United States. Each sponsored team is supplied with Timbits Minor Sports jerseys or T-shirts. Timbits hockey teams are often given the opportunity to play on-ice scrimmages during intermissions at Junior, American Hockey League (AHL) and National Hockey League (NHL) games. Timbits players are also given the opportunity to play in their own "Timbits Jamboree", a fun-filled Tim Hortons sponsored event where everyone receives a prize, food and beverages.
Jersey Dairy
Wallaceburg Jersey Dairy has been delivering High Quality Dairy Products since 1946. We produced our own Jersey Dairy Milk in bottles and cartons until the early 1970's when we started distributing Silverwoods Milk. We currently deliver high quality Agropur Dairy Cooperative products in Southwestern Ontario. This includes Sealtest and Natrel Milk, as well as Agropur Fine Cheese and Simply juice. We also have a large selection of Quality Ice Cream products from Shaw's Ice Cream, Scotsburn and Farmer's Dairy. All made with 100% Canadian Milk. Our employees' #1 goal is delivering customer satisfaction to our entire service area. We currently deliver in Essex county, Chatham-Kent, Sarnia- Lambton, Southwest Middlesex and Southwest Elgin Counties.
Dodge Caravan Kids
The Dodge Caravan Kids program is a joint effort between participating minor hockey associations and Chrysler, Dodge, FiatĀ®, JeepĀ® and Ram retailers. It provides up to $500 in funding and access to exclusive hockey benefits to novice-level hockey teams across Canada. The goal of Dodge Caravan Kids is to help enrich the game of hockey for participating coaches, players and their families, and represents one of FCA Canada's key community efforts.
Black Goose Grill
The Black Goose operation in 2019 will mark the 50th year of continued service to the town of Wallaceburg by the Childs family, reaching a third generation with hope that we will see the forth generation participate in the operation of the Black Goose Grill. We are located at 525 James Street, on the bank of the Sydenham River, which makes us accesible for boaters and snowmobilers.