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OFFICIAL: Carl “Poggy” Cochrane Sports & Recreation Grounds

todayJuly 25, 2022 81

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As our Annual Treaty Day’s kick off, Fisher River Cree Nation are proud to announce the renaming of the recreation grounds to – the Carl “Poggy” Cochrane Sports & Recreation Grounds.

The renaming was made official today with the family of Poggy on hand. A monument was built along with new signage for the grounds.

Before Carl began his journey, the leadership heard the people, and the decision was a simple one to make, the Chief & Council of Fisher River Cree Nation are honored to announce that the Fisher River Cree Nation Recreation Grounds to the Carl “Poggy” Cochrane Sports & Recreation Grounds. The leadership met with Carl and his family to deliver the news and Carl had sent his blessings to move forward with the renaming of the Recreation Grounds.

In addition, the two baseball diamonds were also renamed in Carl’s honour and the teachings he displayed and walked with – The Diamond of Hope and The Diamond of Courage.

We greatly thank the family and friend of Carl for their support in this initiative and to all the individuals that helped to make this a reality💛

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Fisher River Cree Nation is a community in which our history, language, traditions, and culture are paramount to who we are as a people. We will protect and maintain the spirit and intent of the treaties and our inherent rights. Fisher River will be a self-sustaining progressive community with a strong and accountable government. We will provide an environment where all people are healthy, safe, and respected.