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Cavalry FC announce matchday charity initiative for local Indigenous communities

Press Release

June 12, 2022

Throughout the month of June, Cavalry FC will be hosting community charity initiatives during home matches.

That kicks off today, as their meeting with HFX Wanderers is being dedicated to the local Calgary indigenous communities in recognition of National Indigenous History Month. Fans attending the match are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items, which will be donated to Iyahrhe-Nakoda-Food Bank Society.

The Stoney Nakoda Nation is facing a devastating opioid and food shortage crisis and donations will help to address food insecurity within the community.

“We know we are on indigenous land. Myself personally, I am still trying to learn as much as I can and am trying to live reconciliation and what that means to the indigenous people,” said Cavalry coach Tommy Wheeldon Jr. said of the importance of this initative. “As a foreigner myself, I’ve got to appreciate the culture and everything that is coming together. We look at trying to use this as an opportunity to welcome our game, their culture and moving the world together in a better place as much as we can.”

Fans can also purchase a limited edition patch as part of the club’s “Patches for a Purpose” campaign with proceeds also going to the  Iyahrhe-Nakoda Food Bank.

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