Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Saskatchewan Roughriders Obed Cetoute plans to visit Haiti after CFL season

Beyond what you see on television, most Canadians will never get a clear view of the devastation caused early this year by an earthquake in Haiti.

For Obed Cetoute, it hit much closer to home.

“My mom and dad moved (from Haiti to Montreal) in ’76; I was born here but a couple of my sisters were born over there and I have family there,” explained the newest member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, who was acquired Sunday in a trade with the Toronto Argonauts for offensive lineman Jonathan St-Pierre. “My first language was Creole (a Haitian dialect). It’s part of the culture so it’s definitely important. I have a strong connection (to the country).”

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