The Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Saskatchewan Roughriders will honor Canada’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation ahead of their Friday night game.
Both teams – players and line staff – will wear orange jerseys and shirts during the pre-game warm-up at IG Field in support of Truth and Reconciliation in Canada.
“The Blue Bombers and Riders will once again wear special New Era orange jerseys for the pre-game warm-up to mark Orange Shirt Day,” Bombers president and CEO Wade Miller said. “Our jerseys will be available for online auction after the game, with funds raised going to the Winnipeg Aboriginal Sport Achievement Centre.”
The Saskatchewan Roughrider Foundation will also present the jerseys in a raffle that will help fund Indigenous sports programs in the province and special events in Indigenous communities.
“As we reflect on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, we hope these shirts will serve as a small symbol of our commitment to reconciliation and the work we have done and will continue to do as allies in the community. native,” said Craig Reynolds, president and CEO of the Riders.
“The Roughriders’ commitment to truth and reconciliation does not begin and end just this week,” he said.
“We will continually work to do better and use our platform to impact and focus on amplifying Indigenous voices.”