The Saskatchewan Roughriders are doing something special for National Truth and Reconciliation Day.
Wednesday the team announced during their game Friday against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in Winnipeg that both teams will be wearing orange jerseys while staff working on the sidelines will also be wearing orange. The team’s CEO Craig Reynolds explained they wanted to show their support for reconciliation.
“As we reflect on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, we hope that these jerseys will serve as a small symbol of our commitment to reconciliation and the work we’ve done and will continue to do moving forward as allies of the Indigenous community,” he said.
The team said their foundation has been actively focusing on Calls to Action #87-92 as outlined in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Report which focus on Sports and Reconciliation and Business and Reconciliation.
After the game the Roughriders Foundation will be raffling off the jerseys with the proceeds going to support Indigenous sports programming in Saskatchewan.