Hockey sticks are broken in every Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose game, but a handful of them were given new life yesterday.

Students at Red River College's Aerospace Manufacturing Program were given a number of hockey sticks that had been broken at Jets and Moose games throughout the year. As part of the curriculum, the students repaired them, giving new life to 18 sticks.

Yesterday, Red River College (RRC) presented these sticks to the Winnipeg Aboriginal Sport Achievement Centre (WASAC), which is an organization "dedicated to helping Indigenous and inner-city youth build leadership skills through sport and leisure programs," RRC said in a release.

"We want to reach out to all children, no matter who they are or where they come from, and tell them that post-secondary is for you," said Kevin Chief, the founder of WASAC.

One of the kids at the event said that he will remember this for a long time. He got to participate in the ball hockey game that was played after and he took home a stick.

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