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Hockey program for Indigenous girls in Cape Breton creating opportunities amid COVID-19 restrictions – TheChronicleHerald.ca

by ahnationtalk on February 16, 202172 Views

MEMBERTOU — Kyrah Haddad is all smiles as she leaves the ice in a group of red-cheeked girls, all laughing and yelling.

She’s finishing up her third practice as part of the Female Indigenous Hockey program at the Membertou Sport and Wellness Centre. It’s the second year of the two-year pilot program by Hockey Nova Scotia with funding from the provincial government in an effort to bring more diversity to the sport.

Kyrah’s mother, Jamie Best, is a proud hockey mom and, due to provincial COVID-19 regulations, hasn’t been able to watch her daughter on the ice until now.

“This is their third week and this time the parents and families were actually allowed to come see her, which was awesome,” she said.

Read More: https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/news/provincial/hockey-program-for-indigenous-girls-in-cape-breton-creating-opportunities-amid-covid-19-restrictions-552663/

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