The RBC School Tour rolled into another Waterloo school on Wednesday, October 30 as Kitchener Rangers newcomers Jordan DeKort and Frank Hora brought the Read With the Rangers program to the students of St. Luke.
The players made their way to the gymnasium, where they played a quick pickup game of basketball with one lucky student before the remainder of the school’s Grade 3 classes joined them. The children sat excited as Jordan and Frank took turns reading ‘The Hockey Sweater’, a classic by Roch Carrier. The Rangers took extra time to turn the book around after each page, so they could share the illustrations with the children.
After the story was over, the Rangers questioned the students on lessons of the book, including the importance of including others. When the players and students had finished talking about the material, the children were invited to ask questions, which ranged from ‘what’s your favourite colour?’ to ‘how many goals have you scored this year?’.
At the end of the visit, Jordan and Frank signed autographs for each of the School Tour participants, and were treated to a surprise, as the students turned on the Rangers’ goal song to help celebrate the visit.
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.