Zayde Wisdom, a young and inspiring man from Weston, has been drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers.
Wisdom grew up in poverty, sometimes having to visit the food bank. He told TSN, “It was definitely rough growing up. Money was always an issue, worried about your next meals, or worried about how you’re going to get to hockey practice where gas might have been an issue the next day.”
“We didn’t have the money to go to Food Basics or the Superstore. My mum was working multiple jobs at once doing everything she could to provide for me and my little brother, and she did, but sometimes obviously bills came first.”
Wisdom also won the E.J. McGuire Award of Excellence, given to the player “who best exemplifies the commitment to excellence through strength of character, competitiveness and athleticism.”
TSN’s video is well worth watching.