READ FOR FUN with the Rocket program becomes the most important community initiative for the Laval organization. The Rocket’s new program aims to encourage reading among children by promoting the benefits and joys of reading, while encouraging students in elementary schools of the region, – specifically those in grades 1 and 2 – to play hockey.

Rocket players will visit the schools to read to the students. During the visit, on top of reading a youth novel, The Hockey Sweater by Roch Carrier, to students, the three players on site will speak about their relationship with reading and will also discuss the important elements of their sport and academic backgrounds. A friendly ball hockey game with the students and teachers is also on the agenda.

The Rocket wishes to actively participate in the development of children by promoting reading and physical activity. The organization envisions visiting ten schools before the end of the school year.


November 25 – École Coursol – Commission scolaire de Laval (événement de lancement)

December 2 – École Jean XXIII – CSDL

December 11 – Saint Vincent Elementary – Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board (événement de lancement)

January 7 – Mountainview Elementary – SWLSB

January 8 – École Père-Vimont – CSDL

February 24 – Hillcrest Academy – SWLSB