Youths from La Loche, Saskatchewan, in Toronto for a weekend-long trip, met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Friday afternoon — on the basketball court.
Ten students, who attend the Dene high school campus at the La Loche Community School, the site of last year’s school shooting, got a chance to work up a sweat in the Toronto Raptors training facility, the BioSteel Centre.
Last January, the small community in northern Saskatchewan was rocked by a shooting — at the high school and another location — that left four people dead. Jan. 22 marks the one-year anniversary of the shooting.
Raptors General Manager Masai Ujiri helped arrange the trip for the students, which also included a tour of Ryerson University, the meeting with Trudeau and a chance to watch the Raptors take on the Brooklyn Nets Friday night.
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