Players with the NOJHL’s Abitibi Eskimos are proving themselves to be very community-minded. The entire team helped serve a delicious spaghetti supper prepared by the Ladies of the Legion for their September fundraiser. Several players also volunteered to help out at the Legion Fish Fry.
The players want to get to know the residents of Iroquois Falls, the community that supports them. And it is nice for the members of the community to get to know the players ‘off-ice’, when they are nicely groomed and fresh-smelling!
Some of the more extroverted players have put themselves up for “adoption” by the local elementary schools. Staff and students at Iroquois Falls Public School (IFPS) have adopted player #24, defenceman Kealey Cummings, and player #21, forward Andrew Green. Kealey, age 18, is a local man, born and raised here in Iroquois Falls, while Andrew, also age 18, hails from New York State.
As IFPS adoptees, Kealey and Andrew will help out with various activities during the school year. Under teacher supervision, they may help in academic areas such as reading and math, or in more physical activities such as Phys. Ed. and playground games.
The players participated in IFPS’ first Spirit Assembly held on October 17, 2013. Students watched a short video that thanked them for participating in the school’s Terry Fox Walk, surpassing their goal of $1,500, raising $1,632.90. Well done, IFPS!
Several certificates were handed out to students whose behaviour modeled a core value being emphasized throughout the school. This month’s value is Respect of Self and Others. Several students who participated in Cross-country runs also received certificates.
Students participated in some lively ‘minute-to-win-it’ activities, such as picking up a paper bag using only your teeth, and keeping a tissue in the air as long as possible by blowing on it.
Staff and students at IFPS will be coming up with a variety of activities during the school year to keep their adopted Abitibi Eskimos’ players busy and involved.
SKATE WITH THE ESKIS!
On Friday, November 8, from 7:00pm until 8:30pm, there will be a ‘Skate with the Eskis’ at the Jus Jordan arena in Iroquois Falls. The whole team will be there, so come out and skate with the players and the coaching staff. Get to know them a little better! Cost is $2 per person.
Admission is free for Eskis Kids’Club members.