Click here to buy the exclusive Hockey Cares t-shirt!
As good Canadians, we’re obviously hockey fans here at Ungalli (go TBay North Stars!), and we trust you’re into Canada’s favourite sport, too. But have you heard about Hockey Cares?
Hockey Cares is part of True North Aid, a registered Canadian charity providing support and humanitarian aid to underprivileged Northern communities. True North Aid truly care about all Canadians and all things Canada – like we do – and for the past 35 years they’ve dedicated themselves to providing financial support and practical humanitarian aid to those in the north who need it most.
Hockey Cares’ mission is connecting youth through hockey. There’s three periods in our Canada’s quintessential game, so we decided we’d break down three reasons we love them.
1) They support youth in the North
This year, (its first!) Hockey Cares facilitated an exchange between bantam-aged hockey players from Oakville, a suburb of Toronto, and Attawapiskat, an isolated First Nation at the mouth of the Attawapiskat River on James Bay.
Oakville hosted youth who travelled from Attawapiskat in July, and then Attawapiskat youth hosted Oakville in November. They played hockey for the love of the game, and to learn from their new friends, and experience a new culture. All travel was covered by Experiences Canada (who we love too!).
Hockey Cares is working towards continuing these relationships in 2018 and beyond! If you want to support Hockey Cares, learn how here.
2.) Hockey cares is endorsed by the Downie Wenjack Fund
RIP Gord Downie. A true humanitarian, Canadian legend, he captured and captivated our country with his music, and brought and still brings hope for a better future for all Canadians.
The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund is part of Gord’s legacy, and is committed to improving the lives of First Peoples.
The charity is involved with and enthusiastically supports Hockey Cares, which this if nothing else shows how dedicated and inspirational Hockey Cares really is.
If you’re interested in hockey, and supporting the the Downie Wenjack Fund, you’ll love their most recent project: they’ve partnered with the Victoria Royals Hockey Club to auction off a custom goalie mask until December 13, with all proceeds going to the Fund for reconciliation projects.
3.) They support sustainable Northern brands
There have been many times on our Ungalli journey we’ve felt so humbled, and proud.
Partnering with Hockey Cares on their special edition T-Shirt is one of them. To have such a dedicated organization trust us with something that represents their organization is an honour, and we’re so happy to share it with you. $8 from the sale of each T-shirt will be donated to Hockey Cares. Fifty T-Shirts are available to be shipped the week of December 13 – 17, and after that they’ll be on pre-order for February 2018.
Thank you so much for showing your support for sustainability and Ungalli. We hope you’ll continue also support our partnership with Hockey Cares to really make a difference this Holiday season.
P.S…Go North Stars! ;)
Xo Hailey and Bree