From the small community of Mallard, Man., to representing her country and making history.
That’s what Brigette Lacquette is about to accomplish when she suits up for the Canadian women’s hockey team next month at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.
Once she steps on the ice she’ll be the first First Nations woman to play for Team Canada.
“It’s something very special and exciting for me. I’m humbled by it,” said Lacquette.
Besides being on the ice preparing for competition she’s also been helping those who will be cheering her on .
For months, she has been working with students from Eagle Lodge Family School.
“I’ve been doing video chats with them, sending them videos, sending them work to do. To finally get to see them and meet them and interact with them is pretty amazing,” she said earlier this week.
“To be that person for them and show them and encourage them. You can achieve anything you want. Just set your mind to it. It doesn’t matter where you come from.”