Youth at two First Nations receive surprise guests from sports players, Stanley Cup 

Two First Nations recently received surprise visits from special guests including sports players and the Stanley Cup. The chief of Lake St Martin First Nation recently invited former UFC fighter Georges St-Pierre to speak to youth in the community to motivate and uplift them. St-Pierre encouraged students to make sacrifices and work hard to achieve their goals in his talk, and took the time to sign autographs, take pictures, and speak with the students. Enoch Cree Nation’s maskêkosak kiskinomâtowikamik school received a surprise visit from the Stanley Cup and former hockey player Brent Dodginghorse. The event gave students the opportunity to see and touch the Cup in person. Dodginghorse spoke to students, encouraging them to use sports as a positive tool in their lives. “It was hard keeping it from the students and from staff,” said interim principal Tara Crouter. “We couldn’t let staff know, but we had to get waiver forms signed so we just said there was a great event that was going to happen, and we just plugged that as much as we could.”

CBC (Lake St Martin)  | NHL (Enoch Cree Nation)