The RBC School Tour continued on Tuesday, February 5 as Kitchener Rangers forward Curtis Meighan and Eric Ming visited W.T Townshend Public School in Kitchener.
The players arrived bright and early and were escorted to the library, where they were joined by a large group of the schools primary and intermediate students. The players just two of the guest readers who visited W.T Townshend this week, as part of their literacy appreciation celebration.
Eric and Curtis took turns reading from the book Brady Brady and the Singing Tree, by Mary Shaw and Chuck Temple, making sure to flip the book around to share the illustrations with the children. When the players and students had finished talking about the material, the children were invited to ask questions and happily obliged, asking about the best and worst things about being a hockey player, the challenges of balancing school and sport and what they would do if they couldn’t be a hockey player. One teacher raised her hands to implore the boys to win big in an upcoming contest.
“My mother is a season ticket holder and a huge Rangers fan, but her brothers are London fans,” she explained, adding “she’d love for you to beat the Knights!”
With time winding down, students presented Curtis and Eric with hand-drawn thank you cards and a small token of their appreciation. The boys then left to prepare for a long week of games, but not before promising to return next year.
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.