Chilliwack – Last week, the Canadian women’s soccer team, including Chilliwack’s own Jordyn Huitema, won their first ever gold medal at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. The public were invited to celebrate this historic win with Jordyn on Wednesday, August 11 at Exhibition Field. Close to 300 showed up to fill the stands.
Attendees were encouraged to wear red and white to celebrate Jordyn’s gold medal victory. The event will feature a procession and ceremony, followed by a meet and greet with Jordyn.
Jordyn thanked the City and of course coaches and family.
“Following the Canadian women’s soccer team’s journey was a thrill for many Canadians, and a little bit more so for us here in Chilliwack,” said Mayor Popove. “At 20 years old, Jordyn is already a highly decorated player, demonstrating her immense skill and talent. Chilliwack is looking forward to celebrating many more wins with her.”
Jordyn Huitema is from Chilliwack, and got her start in soccer at the age of 4. The forward and Chilliwack FC alum has played for Surrey United, and the Vancouver Whitecaps, before moving onto play for Paris Saint-Germain Football Club in France. Now an Olympic gold medalist, Jordyn has represented Canada numerous times in the past, and was the first player in Canadian soccer history to score for the U-17s, U-20s, and senior national team in one calendar year.
Jordyn Huitema donated one of her Olympic jerseys for a silent auction that was held during Wednesday’s event with proceeds to go to Chilliwack FC’s Soccer Fund. Over $8,000 was raised. To learn more about the fund, visit http://chilliwackfc.com/soccer-fund