Read for Fun

The program aims to encourage reading among children through the promotion of the benefits and joys of reading, while also promoting hockey in elementary schools in the region, specifically among first and second grade students.

“The Rocket has clearly established and continues to strengthen its roots in Laval over the past two years. Read for fun with the Rocket is a clear example of their dedication to the community and allows the team to have a positive impact on our youth by promoting healthy habits through reading and physical activity, values that lie at the heart of the organization’s mission,” said owner, president and CEO, Club de hockey Canadien, Bell Centre and evenko, Geoff Molson.

“I am proud to participate in this program for a second year in a row. I enjoyed speaking to the students last year and sharing my experiences in the classroom and sports and I am glad to be part of the program once again this year. I hope we can be a source of inspiration for these kids and help them understand the benefits of reading and physical activity,” said Rocket captain Xavier Ouellet.

Lis avec moi

This year, the Rocket have partnered with Lis avec moi, a non-profit organization that promotes the pleasure of reading and literature to kids between ages 0 and 12 by turning reading into an interactive experience as the optimal approach to learning and sharing. Lis avec moi will provide a host who will join members of the Rocket on stage during each school visit to lead the presentations and establish clear ties between sports and reading.

The Rocket is proud to collaborate with a local organization that shares similar goals and whose help during school visits will provide a richer experience for students and promote Quebec and Canadian literature.

Rocket players visited more than 1,000 students from eight elementary schools in the Laval region, the North Shore and the Montreal region during the 2019-20 season as part of the second edition of the program. The Rocket plans to continue its school tour in 2020-2021.

We wish all students a great summer and see you next year!