Lighting the Lamp. Lighting Imagination.

In 1995, TEPF identified a need and an opportunity to promote literacy, strengthen existing reading programs in schools, encourage parents to share in their children’s reading, and enhance community participation in the education of our children. Working together with its founding partner, the Calgary Flames, the Reading…Give It A Shot! initiative was created.

Literacy is viewed as the single best investment for enabling children to develop skills that will benefit them for a lifetime. In addition to foundational skills, this program also opens the minds of elementary school students to a world of knowledge and imagination. Reading is a gift, and Reading…Give It A Shot! helps students bring this gift to life.

Thanks to the Calgary Flames, the Calgary Flames Foundation, ConocoPhillips Canada, Checker Transportation Group, and DATA Communications Management, TEPF continues to encourage students to discover the joy and benefit of reading.

LETHBRIDGE: Registration is now open for Lethbridge schools! Sign up your class today and become a part of this wonderful program!  Cards will be distributed in June for the Lethbridge fall reading program.







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How Does It Work?

Students are given Calgary Flames hockey cards based on the amount of minutes they spend reading. Teachers have the flexibility to choose from a variety of literacy strategies most appropriate for their individual classrooms. The goal for students, no matter what the strategy, is to collect the entire set of trading cards.  The hockey cards are distributed to all schools in January of each year, and it is at the discretion of the teacher how long they would like the program to run.

Click here for the 2017-18 RGIS Student Tracking Sheet

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the program today.

Player Visits **

Schools that have 100% of students participating in Reading…Give It A Shot! are eligible to receive recognition, thanks to the generous support of the Calgary Flames Foundation.

Schools can receive a Calgary Flames player and Harvey the Hound visit to your school!

**not available outside of the Calgary area

If you have any questions, or require additional information regarding Reading…Give It A Shot!, please contact

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