READ FOR FUN CONTEST
The Read for Fun activity is a project that aims to encourage reading among young elementary students in the Laval, Montreal and North Shore regions. Five elementary schools will benefit from the Club’s conferences. Schools (French or English) can register by clicking on the link below. The activities last 1h30 and take place in the afternoon. The days will be proposed by the Rocket and the activity will take place from October to December. Only elementary schools are eligible for the contest.
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RECAP OF THE SEASON 2022-2023
150,000$ redistributed in the Laval community this season
5 Read For Fun activities (over 1,000 students took part)
3 Rocket Tour activities
2 hospital visits and 1 visit to a rehabilitation center
1 food drive by players' wives
1 women's hockey panel during a game
THE READ FOR FUN WITH THE ROCKET PROGRAM IS BACK FOR A SIXTH EDITION
ROCKET PLAYERS WILL PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCES WITH KIDS FROM ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS OF THE REGION TO PROMOTE READING
The Read for Fun activity is finally back in person! The team is happy to be able to reconnect with its young supporters. Indeed, the Laval organization announced today the return of the community program Read for Fun with the Rocket, a project that aims to encourage reading among young elementary students in Laval, Montreal and North Shore regions. Five elementary schools will benefit from the Club’s conferences.
For the fourth year in a row, the Rocket is teaming up with Lis avec moi, a Laval non-profit organization whose mission is similar to that of the program, to promote the pleasure of reading and literature among young people by encouraging as privileged means of learning and sharing. In addition to contributing to the communication between the players and the students, the speakers of Lis avec moi ensure the animation of the sessions and share their expertise on the subject in a playful way.
“We are very happy to continue our involvement in the community with the Read for Fun program. Reading and physical activity are two activities that are highlighted during the Read for Fun activities. Reading provides many benefits in our daily lives and this activity will highlight its contribution. Our players have the opportunity to create a connection with the students and they are able to encourage young students in both their athletic and educational development. We are pleased to be able to organize this sixth edition of Read for Fun,” said Patrick Hum, sales and marketing director for the Rocket.
Since 2019, several Rocket players such as Brandon Gignac, William Trudeau, Xavier Simoneau, Tobie Paquette-Bisson and Lucas Condotta have had the chance to inspire around 4500 young students through 30 schools in Laval, Montreal and North Shore regions. Launched in 2018, this project has been one of the pillars of the Rocket’s community relations since its formation, that is to promote reading and the practice of sport for all, in a fun way.
The Laval Rocket is proud to partner with the city of Laval for its first ever blood drive at Place Bell. This will be the 50th edition of the Laval blood drive. The Rocket is proud to partner with the city of Laval and Héma-Québec for this event.
The Rocket Hockey Tour will consist of four arena visits during which Rocket assistant coach Martin Laperrière will lead on-ice practice in addition to discussing his philosophy as a coach. It will be a beneficial experience for both coaches and players. A fifth lucky team will have the chance to practice at Place Bell on Rocket ice. Teams can submit their application by completing a registration form which will be available in December 2023. The three teams, as well as the winning team will be chosen randomly. The Rocket Hockey Tour will take place from January to March.