Huge congrats to the Western Riptide Peewee Girls hockey team for being selected to represent Nova Scotia on Parliament Hill!
As part of the Canada 150 celebrations, the Government of Canada is hosting “Hockey on the Hill”, a recreational-level peewee hockey tournament at our nation’s capital. Teams across Canada were invited to apply by submitting a 30-second video and a 250-word essay describing why their team should be selected to represent their province at the 16-team tournament.
The Western Riptide Peewee Girls hockey team was selected and includes 18 girls from the South Shore region – 16 of whom are students of the SSRSB!!
To view the video the team submitted, go to https://youtu.be/TUeLFC35arQ
To see the teams’ reaction when they were told they won, go to https://youtu.be/GpojSSuXDvo
The team submitted the following poem:
Riptide on the Hill
The minute we heard about the prize,
It soon was the only thing in our eyes.
Our dream was to play Hockey on the Hill,
We hope and pray that soon we will.
We’d love to celebrate our Province and Nation,
And maybe squeeze in a little vacation.
The pride we have in our beautiful home,
We’ll take with us wherever we roam.
Our worthiness isn’t measured with stats,
Or even with our matching hats.
It’s measured by character and who we are,
This team most certainly raises the bar.
Our values are anchored in trust and support,
While trying to master the very best sport.
We’ve learned how to lose and win with class,
While practicing how to skate, shoot, and pass.
With every drill we all try our best,
So during the games we’re up to the test.
No matter the outcome we enjoy playing the game,
For that our opponents remember our name.
In Lunenburg we practice and carve the ice,
But doing that in Ottawa sure would be nice.
So until we hear who you finally choose,
We’ll sharpen our skates and ditch our shoes.
In short these girls model what hockey should be,
A team the Nation really should see.
They love each other and each team they play,
And love to play hockey the Canadian way.
The Western Riptide have come together from 14 different communities across our entire region and are in every way a Nova Scotian team!