Third year Courtney Hufsmith dominated as the Huskies had a strong day supporting Orange Shirt Day 2018 at the Sled Dog Classic. (Photo: @HuskieAthletics)

U of S Huskies honour residential school survivors

University of Saskatchewan cross country runners found a unique way to honour residential school survivors.

The team hosted its annual Sled Dog Open in Saskatoon's Victoria Park on Saturday. The Huskies raced up and down the hills in specially-made orange racing tops. They were showing support for Orange Shirt Day, a day which honours residential school survivors.

One of them was 18-year-old Huskies rookie Dezaray Wapass, whose father and other relatives were sent to residential school.

"Wearing that singlet and having our Huskie logo on it too meant the whole world to me," Wapass said in a recent article in CBC Saskatoon.

Read more on CBC Saskatoon.

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