The Shamrocks Celebrate Indigenous People's Day with Indigenous Celebration Night on June 24th
Victoria, BC– The Victoria Shamrocks are excited to announce Indigenous Celebration Night held on the traditional territory of the Lək̓ʷəŋən Nations on Friday, June 24.
The evening promises to be a celebration of Indigenous culture and roots of lacrosse, paying tribute to those who brought the game to life. Lacrosse has been played by Indigenous peoples since the 1100s, and the Shamrocks will take this evening to pay tribute to the “Creators Game” and its founders through sharing the Indigenous origins of the game and how it was used as medicine and to bring healing.
The Shamrocks have teamed up with Brandigenous, a local Indigenous promotions company, to create a special edition logo and orange shirts to raise funds. T-shirt and ticket packages will be available for purchase: adults $40, and youth $30. T-shirts will also be available for purchase at the game. All proceeds from T-shirt sales will be donated between the Indian Residential School Survivor Society and a local Indigenous initiative.
Generously supported by Slegg Building Materials, CTV Vancouver Island, Virgin Radio Victoria and CFAX 1070, this is a night to amplify and honour Indigenous culture. The evening will include a special ceremonial face-off featuring Songhees’ Elder and Shamrocks lifelong season ticket holder, Dr. Skip Dick. Sc’ianew (Beecher Bay). Elder Brother Rick Peter will be performing and drumming the anthem, and vendors have been invited to set up and share their creations and services.
The Shamrocks are honoured to be celebrating such an important piece of their history as they take on the Nanaimo Timbermen on June 24th, at 7:00pm. Tickets and T-shirt packages can be found here.