The Camrose Kodiaks were recognized by the Battle River School Division with the “Friends of Battle River” award for their involvement in the schools this season with the Kodiaks Cubs Club. The “Friends of Battle River” award serves as a way of giving “thanks” and providing recognition for an individual or organization which provides support to the Battle River School Division.
This season the Camrose Kodiak players spent a minimum of one day per week visiting schools in the community. The Kodiaks Cubs Club was formed for players to encourage students to improve their literacy skills and to meet physical activity goals outside of school hours as well adding six new Little Free Libraries to the Community.
“It is an honor for us to receive this recognition for the time spent in the schools; it is one way we can give back to the community. Our players did a fantastic job engaging with students and I believe it was a win-win for everyone involved,” stated Associate Coach Nigel Dube.
In total over 2,900 combined hours of literacy and physical activity were achieved outside of the classroom, as well players were active role models participating in different classroom activities. “
The Kodiaks Cubs Club was an excellent experience for players, students, and teachers in its inaugural year. On a weekly basis we saw the hallways light up with smiles when the Kodiaks arrived to support a variety of learning experiences in the classrooms. Students were excited to achieve their goal of healthy physical activity and literacy. The players were positive, encouraging, and excellent role models. Battle River School Division is grateful for the partnership with the Kodiaks and support sponsors,” shared BRSD Programming Consultant Andrea Gutmann.
The Kodiaks are proud to be a part of the community of Camrose and look forward to continuing time spent in the schools having a positive impact!