The RBC School Tour continued on Thursday, November 21 when centre Curtis Meighan and rearguard Frank Hora brought the Read With the Rangers program to Queen Elizabeth PS.
Four full classes of kindergarten and primary classes packed the school’s library to hear Curtis and Frank’s rendition of ‘The Hockey Sweater’, the classic tale of a young boy obsessed with Maurice Richard and the Canadiens who mistakenly receives a Toronto Maple Leafs jersey. The story is one of both humour and acceptance of others, as the other children in the village exclude the story’s protagonist Roch and his Toronto sweater.
Curtis and Frank discussed the message of inclusion with the students after the story, explaining how it makes people feel to be left out, and why it is important to accept people, even if they are different from you.
After the story was over, all of the students were invited to ask their questions and learn more about Curtis and Frank, one of the team’s newest players. The players even learned of a Rangers connection to the staff, as the principal explained his longtime friendship with trainer Dan Lebold.
And before they left, Frank and Curtis took time to pose for a group photo with each class, greeting every student individually as they signed autographs on the way out.
The RBC School Tour brings the excitement of Kitchener Rangers hockey to schools around the Waterloo Region. To learn more about the RBC School Tour, visit our website.