Trask to pay for first 100 students to attend NCAA tourney match

first_imgWhen 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 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.last_img read more

Chamber of Commerce hosts ‘Creating Energy – an Indigenous Celebration’

first_imgFORT 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 read more