It was all about enjoying a good book, meeting members of the Dryden GM Ice Dogs hockey team and supporting literacy in the community. In the latest installment of Teaming Up to Read, Domtar and the Ice Dogs hosted reading circles for kids at the Dryden Public Library.
“We are proud to partner with the Dryden GM Ice Dogs to promote reading in our community,” said Bonny Skene, regional public affairs manager at Domtar. “Reading is a basic building block to learning, reading is a fantastic hobby and the Ice Dogs are definitely helping us increase its cool factor.”
“This is where it starts,” said Brian Bates, Dryden GM Ice Dogs’ director of hockey operations. “The youngsters here tonight are the future, and the players recognize what impact they have as role models. We are so pleased to have the players engaged with the kids and with our partnership with Domtar.”
Teaming Up to Read was jointly developed to support the community and to raise awareness and get people reading. At the project kickoff in October, Domtar gave away hundreds of brand new books to hockey fans of all ages at an Ice Dogs’ home game.
The event at the Dryden Public Library had members of the Ice Dogs reading to children and giving away books in the Brady Brady book series, a series that features a young hockey player named Brady, who learns some important lessons through the game of hockey. A complete Brady Brady book collection was donated to the Dryden Public Library.
“We have a fantastic public library,” Skene added. “We encourage people to team up to read with us and come and see what the library has to offer.”