When the Wisconsin soccer team faces UW-Milwaukee in its opening-round match of the NCAA men’s soccer tournament Thursday, it may be able to expect a much larger turnout from students than it has throughout the season.Head coach John Trask announced through uwbadgers.com Wednesday his intention to pay for the first 100 students to go pick up a student ticket to the game if they make the trip to the Wisconsin Athletic Ticket Office Thursday morning. Tickets are pegged to cost students $4 to see the game, which means the Wisconsin head coach will be paying $400 dollars out of pocket to see more student fans in attendance.In games at home since 2012, Wisconsin has posted an impressive undefeated record of 13 straight victories — the longest in the country — on its way to a 13-4-2 overall record this season and a second-place finish in the Big Ten conference season. No. 19 Wisconsin tied UWM 1-1 in an earlier matchup in Milwaukee this season that went to a second overtime.Wisconsin’s matchup against the Panthers is slated to kickoff at 7 p.m. Thursday.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – In honour of Aboriginal Awareness and Celebration Day, the Fort St. John Chamber of Commerce was host to an evening of ‘Creating Energy – an Indigenous Celebration’ on June 12 at the Lido Theatre.As part of the Indigenous celebrations, there was traditional drumming, a traditional meal, and a keynote speaker.The keynote speaker for the night was Chief Clarence Louie of the Osoyoos Band.- Advertisement -During his speech, Louie talked about the importance of unity in business between native and non-native communities.Louie is a strong believer that business is a two-way street and that neighbours need to support each other in order to be successful.“We’re only a band of 540 people. None of our businesses would survive without the non-native people, companies supporting our businesses. So I tell my people that I want you gassing up in town once in a while. I want you playing in the golf course in town once in a while. I want you to be seen leaving some of your money at non-native businesses because we expect them to come to our Res and be our customers, business is a two-way street. That’s how the regional treaty relationship was meant to be.”Advertisement As a supporter of the natural resource industry, Louie says anyone who is against it is a hypocrite as everything we use in our lives, from our homes to electronics, comes from the resource industry.Chief Louie also touched on how Indian Affairs is a failed formula and the importance of restoring native languages.For upcoming Chamber events, you can visit fsjchamber.com.