At 1:30pm on November 1, The Educational Partnership Foundation (TEPF) and Calgary Flames visited a gymnasium packed full of excited students awaiting their hockey heroes at Ranchlands School to reward the school for their participation in Reading…Give it a Shot! Harvey the Hound was joined by the voice of the Calgary Flames, Beesley, as well as players Sam Bennett, Micheal Ferland, and Brett Kulak.
Reading…Give it a Shot! is a program that encourages students in Kindergarten through Grade 6 to develop a love of reading, improve their reading skills and have some fun. Flames players will answer questions from students followed by signing autographs. This initiative is an excellent opportunity to emphasize the importance of literacy, complement existing reading programs in schools, and encourage parents to share in their children’s reading. Last season, over 26,000 students participated in the Reading…Give It a Shot! program.
In attendance were TEPF representatives, and one of the main sponsors, Checker Courier, “Checker Courier, a division of The Checker Transportation Group, is pleased and honoured to be part of Reading…Give it a Shot since 2009. We are proud to encourage children to read, especially with the technological challenges in today’s world” Says Frank Formella of The Checker Transportation Group. Two other main sponsors: ConocoPhillips Canada and DATA Communications Management were unable to attend, but TEPF and the Calgary Flames would like to thank them for all for their contributions to Reading…Give it a Shot!