Hoops for Reconciliation
Friday, December 27, 9-4pm at Ravens Nest, Carleton U.
Ottawa Shooting Stars has partnered with Justin Holness, founder of TR1BE music, an Indigenous owned music streaming platform, to put on a one day basketball tournament.
The theme of the tournament is using sport to foster reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and inclusion for all.
Ottawa Shooting Stars coach, Christian “Gee” Garrow, will both coach and team and take part as a member of the Akwesasne Mohawk team.
The event received financial support from the Ottawa Community Foundation and Indigenous Sport and Wellness Ontario, as part of efforts to start promoting the July 2021, Masters Indigenous Games, which will take place in Ottawa on traditional Algonquin Territory.
In addition to OSS, teams include: Team TR1BE (Ottawa), Akwesasne Mohawk Basketball, Ottawa Police Hoop Stars, Ottawa Celtics (Alta Vista/Heron/Walkely), Lowertown Community Center, Kanata Youth Basketball, Gloucester Cumberland Basketball and the Quinte Mohawk School.
Games get under way at 9am.
Drop in and watch a game, say hello.
In the new year, we will help interested OSS teams to host or visit nearby First Nations communities to play basketball games. Contact Leo for more information.
Leo B. Doyle, Board Volunteer, Ottawa Shooting Stars Basketball Club
For – Justin Holness, TR1BE Music