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Brantford Blast Supports Strong Start to Reading

"The Brantford Blast hockey organization supported Strong Start to Reading by inviting children enrolled in the Strong Start program and the volunteers who work with them to be their guests at their home opener on Friday, October 11th at the Brantford Civic Centre. Strong Start is a registered Canadian children’s charity that partners with schools and school boards to provide young children with a “literacy boost”. Pictured here during the puck drop ceremony from left to right are: Norm Tollhurst, Blast Announcer, Ruth Mills, Program Coordinator for Strong Start to Reading in Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk, David Dean, Vice Chair of the Grand Erie District School Board, Rick Petrella, Chair of the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board, Liz Whiton, Principal, Central Baptist Academy, representing individual schools, Sean Blanchard, Brantford Blast. Front Row: Brett McConnachie, Whitby Dunlops, George Madgwick, student from James Hillier Public School, Colton Brown, student from St. Leo Catholic School, William Jewell, student from Central Baptist Academy. Over 1,500 children benefited from the Strong Start Letters, Sounds and Words program in our local schools this past school year."

Article: Supplied by the Brantford Expositor

Photo credit: Figure Four Productions