We at Canadian Sport Institute Pacific are devasted by the news out of Kamloops this past week regarding the horrific discovery of the remains of 215 Indigenous children at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. There are no perfect words to express our sadness about this.

Our hearts go out to the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation and to Indigenous peoples across the country. We mourn with you. We stand with you. We commit to consulting with you, to learning from you, and to working together with you for reconciliation.

There is no room for racism in sport. There is no room for racism in Canada. We must all be better. We must all do better.