Max Aitken Academy Selected for Willie O'Ree Announcement

Posted: February 1, 2021

Max Aitken Academy in Miramichi is thrilled to have been selected to represent New Brusnwick in Classroom Champions and the NHL’s announcement of Lessons from Willie. The program is designed to bring the story of Willie O’Ree to light, and his experience as the first back player in the NHL. The program includes social justice and anti-racism resources to schools across North America and a series of inspirational videos that educators and families can use to start meaningful conversations with kids. Our students are honored to be selected to live stream on February 1st with a panel to launch the initiative. The panel features Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Willie O’Ree, Ron MacLean, and other special guests. We will be leveraging the free resources for teachers and students in the coming weeks and months to highlight the valuable and powerful conversations that our student body can have around social justice and racism. Take a look at the program:, and help us celebrate the ways in which our local community continue to move forward when it comes to the topic of race. Don’t forget to watch the documentary, Willie!