There will be a moment of silence before the Bow Valley Grizzlies game on Saturday at 4 p.m. to honour and remember those who answered the call of service on September 11, 2001, more commonly referred to as 9/11.
Canadian Armed Forces veteran Terran Kavanagh says there are many other veterans, police officers, firefighters, and paramedics on the team, and many of them specifically joined because of the tragic events of that day.
"We want to hold a moment of silence before the game to honour those who lost their lives and to remember the soldiers, police officers, and firefighters/ems who answered the call and maybe never made it home, unfortunately," says Kavanagh.
It will be followed by a lament by a bagpiper who is a member of the team and a veteran as well.
"It will be a special day for us, and hopefully the spectators that come out will appreciate it as well."
The team will also be saluting the town for the new storage facility it placed at Mitford Park for use by the rugby club. Now they can store gear onsite for all of their programs, rather than having to regularly haul it to the pitch.
"We really greatly appreciate the Town of Cochrane supporting us and bringing us one step closer to finding a permanent home at some point," says Kavanagh.
This is their final home game of the season. The Grizzlies will be striving to even the score with the Foothill Lions, who won the first match earlier this summer.
It will only be the second home game in the modified season. They beat the Red Deer Titans in the first one on Aug. 14, which was shortened due to heavy smoke from wildfires. Next weekend, the Grizzlies will travel to Red Deer for a rematch.