April 6, 2018 is a day many Canadians and members of the hockey community will never forget. The Humboldt Broncos of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League were on their way to Nipawin for game 5 of the best of 7, semifinal series. The game never happened. The bus carrying the team collided with a semi-trailer. 29 passengers were on board the bus, 16 of which lost their lives and the other 13 were injured. One
When Jackie Robinson broke the Major League Baseball color barrier on April 15, 1947, as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers, the world changed forever. Jackie Roosevelt Robinson was born on January 31, 1919 in Cairo, Georgia, USA. His mom, Mallie raised him and his four siblings alone and they were the only black family in their neighborhood, causing them to face plenty of hatred. As a kid, he learned and excelled in many different
February is Black History Month and we are going to highlight a few trailblazers for people of colour in sports. The series will start with Willie O’Ree, the first black player to play in the National Hockey League. Willie O’Ree was born in 1935 in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. His family had escaped slavery in 1779 and made their way to the East Coast of Canada. Willie was the youngest of thirteen kids for Rosebud
High school is a time of learning, growing and figuring out who you are as a person and who you want to be. It can be hard to manoeuvre the struggles that come with being a high school student. Getting involved in clubs and teams around the school community not only makes high school more enjoyable but helps you navigate your way through your teenage years. Only 57% of kids participate in extracurriculars, they’re missing out!