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Indigenous Heritage NightNews

GAME DAY 411: Feb. 24 vs. Vancouver

Game Date: Saturday, February 24, 2024 

Location: FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton

Time: 7:00pm ET

Opponent: Vancouver Warriors

Theme: Indigenous Heritage Night

On the Concourse:

City of Hamilton Indigenous Relations @ Section 112: Information on the Hamilton Urban Indigenous Strategy

The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund @  Section 116: Banners and information cards outlining the foundation with merchandise for sale that goes back to The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund

Ontario Native Literacy Coalition @ Section 116: Promoting and selling Akhwatsirehko:wa – My Big Family, which explores the game of lacrosse from a Haudenosaunee perspective and searches how the game of lacrosse has spiritually, emotionally, and intellectually aided indigenous and non indigenous players from all around the world, through their differing experiences within the sport.

Pre-Game: Ninjiichaag The Spirit Within – Is a group of Men’s Traditional Singers from the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation that will be performing a drumming ceremony. A Smudging Ceremony will be performed by NisoMakwa

Halftime: Stick Ball Game between Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe Baagaadowewin, which will be narrated by Gary Parker, Seneca Nation.  Following the game, the Strong Water Singers will perform.  They are an Indigenous led women’s drum group that utilizes drumming as a means to achieve wellness and balance. One of the main focuses of the group is decolonizing and redefining Sisterhood, with the emphasis being placed on reclaiming traditional ideologies of our original teachings: love, truth, humility, respect, bravery, honesty, and wisdom.

Broadcast: Watch the game on TSN’s digital platforms through TSN+ via and the TSN App.  To stream the game, you need a subscription to TSN+.

Doors Open: 5:30pm ET – Fans have two points of entry to FirstOntario Centre, the Bay St. and York Blvd. entrances will both be open for Toronto Rock home games.

Item of the Game: Get the Item of the Game at the Toronto Rock Team Shop located at section 114!  Get an Indigenous Heritage Night replica jersey for $129.99!

Bag Policy:  For the safety of FirstOntario Centre guests, only small clutches, belt bags or fanny-pack type bags are permitted and will be subject to visual inspection.

The maximum allowable bag size is 8” x 6” x 8” (20cm x 15cm x 20cm), including purses.  NO BACKPACKS WILL BE PERMITTED. Exceptions can be made for medically necessary items and diaper bags after security screening. We strongly encourage fans to leave all types of bags at home.

Please respect everyone in Rock City! If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home.

Happy Hour: 6:00pm-7:00pm ET with $5 12oz. draft beer and mixed drinks at select locations on the concourse.

Additional Concession Stand is open in the event space accessible through the VOM at the bottom of section 118.

The Toronto Rock Team Store is located at section 114 on the concourse, and we will also have a Merchandise sales cart setup at section 106!  Plan your trip to the store or the sales cart as long lines for merchandise are expected!

You can also visit the Toronto Rock ticket team at section 112 to get more info about Toronto Rock tickets!

Scan the QR codes around the concourse to get your Game Day Lineup and check out the rosters for Saturday’s matchup!

Purchase a 50/50 ticket on the concourse or online at benefitting Smilezone Foundation!


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