The Calgary Flames players will be in the community Monday February 3rd, to support the Calgary Flames Foundation and local school programming.

The Educational Partnership Foundation’s Reading…. Give it a Shot! Program.

The Calgary will take part in a school visit, February 3rd, to promote literacy through The Educational Partnerships Foundation (TEPF). Select Flames players will visit St. Philip School, along with Harvey the Hound, Flames TV host, Brendan Parker and TEPF’s literacy program, Reading…Give It A Shot!

Who:               Michael Stone, Dillon Dube, and Andrew Mangiapane
Where:          St. Philip School – 13825 Parkside Drive SE
Time:              1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Flames players will answer questions from students followed by autographs and a photo with team members of The Calgary Flames, and Harvey the Hound. The Educational Partnership Foundation’s Reading…. Give it a Shot! Program is a program that encourages students in Kindergarten through Grade 6 to develop a love of reading, improve their reading skills and have some fun.  Students, depending on their age, work toward the goal of collecting all 24 Calgary Flames or Harvey the Hound trading cards.  This initiative is an excellent opportunity to emphasize the importance of literacy, complement existing reading programs in schools, and encourage parents to share in their children’s reading. Last season, over 28,000 students participated in the Educational Partnership Foundation’s Reading…. Give it a Shot! Program.

Foundedin 1991, the Calgary Educational Partnerships Foundation (TEPF) was established as a registered not-for-profit organization to provide support for the students and teachers in Calgary and the surrounding area. TEPF now delivers and enhances student’s education throughout Alberta by supporting student literacy, environmental citizenship and professional trade classes. TEPF’s programs are available to students – from Kindergarten to Grade 12 throughout Alberta. TEPF is dedicated to enhancing students’ education experience.

Sam Bennett and Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids

Sam Bennett, in partnership with Subway, will be serving lunches at Piitoayis Family School as part of a community program with Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids.

Where:           Piitoayis Family School – 1921 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0V5
Time:              1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids (BB4CK) is a charity that partners with Calgary schools to ensure that healthy lunches are provided to students who would otherwise go hungry. Nearly 4,000 lunches are made and delivered daily to Calgary schools by volunteers working from community groups or BB4CK’s downtown kitchen. Since September 2015, the number of kids who receive a lunch each day from BB4CK has grown by over 50%.

The Calgary Flames Foundation strives to improve the lives of southern Albertans through support of health and wellness, education and grassroots and amateur sports programming. When the ownership group brought the Flames to Calgary in 1980 their mandate, which is still prominent today, was to ensure that the Calgary Flames have a positive impact on the quality of life in southern Alberta. Since its inception the Foundation, with the support of partners and donors, has raised millions in these key areas. The Foundation is committed to supporting health and wellness, amateur and grassroots sports along with education programs.