Today marks a national day of remembrance of the oppressive history of residential schools and RFC is pausing all programming Thursday to reflect on their ongoing legacy.

Education on this topic is important. If you are not sure where to begin, consider reading the history of residential schoolsSurvivors’ stories, and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)’s 94 Calls to Action.}

Soccer does not stand apart. This short documentary tells how the story of how the brilliance and bravery of BC’s first Indigenous soccer star went untold for a century as a result of separated families and generational trauma.

The story of Harry Manson, the first aboriginal person to be inducted into the Soccer Hall of Fame

RFC has made it one of our focuses to recognize that we all have more to do to towards reconciliation, and ran several weeks of soccer camps for the Tsleil-Waututh Nation in partnership with Hope and Health this summer to begin our work towards that process. Our switch to orange away jerseys and the addition of the Hope and Health logo on our sleeves extend that recognition year-round.

Please take a moment today to acknowledge, respect, and consider Canada’s history, our present, and what we can do in the future to be positively #changinglives.