Mayor and First Nations chiefs welcome Maori All Blacks

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Mayor Gregor Robertson participates in ceremonial welcome greeting with Maori All Blacks board member Bernard Te Paa at Britannia secondary school. Photo Dan Toulgoet

Mayor Gregor Robertson, councillor Chris Lewis of the Squamish Nation and Chief Maureen Thomas of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation welcomed members of New Zealand’s Maori All Blacks rugby team at a ceremony held at Britannia gym Thursday morning. The Maori All Blacks performed a Haka at the ceremony, ahead of their match against Team Canada Friday night at BC Place.

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