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Written By Rob Smith - September 14 2022
We've teamed up with our friends at Hope and Health to offer their "Light the Path" Orange Shirt 2022 designed by Musqueam Artist Debra Sparrow, and grandsons Isaiah and Cyler (also Hope and Health coaches).
The Hope and Health movement utilizes the beautiful game of soccer and mentorship to inspire hope, as well as improve the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health and life conditions for Indigenous children and youth.Order today to ensure you're ready to show your support come September 30; The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation also known as Orange Shirt Day.
100% of the proceeds generated from the sale of the "Light the Path" Orange Shirt will go towards Hope and Health sport for development community based programming and support a Musqueam based H3 program start up as well as many others around the province in 2022.
Today, and everyday, Vancouver Running Co., our team, together with Hope and Health stand with and for Indigenous peoples in co-creating culturally safe and honouring spaces, places, systems and opportunities for Indigenous children and youth to live into their greatest potential and dreams.
About the “Light the Path” Orange Shirt
Thank you to Musqueam Artist Debra Sparrow, and grandson Isaiah and Cyler (also Hope and Health coaches), for creating the artwork for the 2022 orange shirt.
About Hope and Health
The Hope and Health movement utilizes the beautiful game of soccer and mentorship to inspire hope, as well as improve the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health and life conditions for Indigenous children and youth.
Our team is committed to come together as one heart, one mind to maximize sport as a tool for reconciliACTION in relation to the Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls To Action, specific to Sports and Reconciliation (87-91)
Our vision is for Indigenous children and youth to carry themselves with pride and confidence, achieve their highest potential and dream big.
The proceeds received through the “Light the Path” Orange Shirt initiative will go DIRECTLY towards the Be the Change Mini-Pitch Initiatives and wrap-around programming for 2022 across communities. Please help us to ENGAGE, INSPIRE and EMPOWER Indigenous children and youth through our specialized "Champions For Life" program, ensuring their RIGHT TO PLAY.
LEARN MORE ABOUT HOPE AND HEALTH