"We're so excited to have this game, I think that all the elements that it brings as well and using that platform to educate people and create awareness and understanding, but to also do it great friends from the Hitmen and doing this together is so important." - Dr. Tyler White, Siksika Health Services
The Calgary Hitmen and Siksika Health Services held a press conference on Jan 11 at Scotiabank Saddledome to announce the 3rd annual "Every Child Matters" hockey game, which is set to take place on February 4 at 2:00 p.m.
The Calgary Hitmen vs The Edmonton Oil Kings game will be broadcast in Blackfoot across Southern Alberta on 88.1 CJWE
Tyler White, CEO of Siksika Health Services and Calgary Hitmen Vice President/Governor Mike Moore spoke with CJWE following the official announcement.
Tyler White, Siksika Health Services (Left) & Mike Moore, Vice President of Calgary Hitmen (Right)
White and Moore talk about Lucy Wright, a family relative of Margaret Badboy, a Siksika Nation member who made impacts in children's lives through her teachings and preservation of Blackfoot culture and Language, where her story will be highlighted during the game.
Sorrel Rider Drummers performing at the E.C.M Press Conference (Photo Credits - Daniel Barker-Tremblay)
White and Moore say that with the commentary coverage being provided by CJWE, it will bring conversation and excitement with sharing the Blackfoot Language on Feb 4.
The Calgary Hitmen wearing the 'Every Child Matters' Jersey (Photo Credits - Daniel Barker-Tremblay)
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Calgary Hitmen E.C.M Press Conference Photo Album:
- Traditional dancers from Siksika
- Siksika Health Services Dr. Tyler White (Left) & Calgary Hitmen Vice President Mike Moore
- Elder Clemet saying a prayer in Blackfoot
- Sorrel Rider Drummers
- SINOPA and Calgary Hitmen Vice President Mike Moore at E.C.M Press Conference
- Calgary Hitmen Vice President Mike Moore
- Calgary Hitmen Hockey Players
- The Calgary Hitmen team with the 'Every Child Matters" Jerseys
- Siksika Traditional Dancers
- E.C.M Special Presentation inside Scotiabank Saddledome
- SINOPA "Harvey" drumming along in the Special Presentation
- E.C.M Press Conference Image 12
- E.C.M Calgary Hitmen Press Conference