Evan Poitras

Prince Albert SK – The Prince Albert Raiders are dedicated to giving back to the community and will have a very busy month in January with many events occurring in the Prince Albert area.

Their community schedule for January is as follows:

January 9th: Project Forward at Arthur Peachy School, 9:30 AM

January 9th: CIBC Read to Succeed at Shellbrook Elementary, 9:30 AM

January 12th: Frank Dunn Future Raiders Program at East End Rink with the Novice Rangers, 5:00 PM

January 16th: Frank Dunn Future Raiders Program at Buckland with the Novice White Stars, 6:00 PM

January 17th: Eagles Nest Youth Skate at the Art Hauser Centre, 3:30 PM

January 17th: BMO Ultimate Fan Contest at BMO, 5:30 PM

January 18th: Project Forward at St. Johns Community School, 9:30 AM

January 18th: CIBC Read to Succeed at Princess Margaret School. 9:30 AM

January 19th: Victoria Hospital Visit, 9:30 AM

January 31st: Read With the Raiders at John M. Cuelenaere Library, 5:30 PM

January 31st: Frank Dunn Future Raiders Program at West Hill Rink with the Novice Sharks, 5:30 PM

The Raiders have teamed up with the RCMP, Parkland Ambulance and the City Police in their Project Forward program, where four Raider players attend schools to speak in presentations about the dangers of drugs and alcohol, along with the importance of making healthy lifestyle choices.

The Raiders have also collaborated with CIBC in the Read to Succeed initiative. Raider players attend elementary schools to read stories to students from kindergarten to grade 3, talk about the importance of literacy, and donate 12 new Brady Brady Hockey storybooks to the participating schools.

In addition to Read to Succeed, the Raiders encourage kids to read with the Read With the Raiders program that takes place at the John M. Cuelenaere Library once a month. Children of all ages are welcome to listen to stories, make crafts and play games with their favourite Raider players.

Raider players attend minor hockey team practices to help run the practice and skate with the players through the Frank Dunn Future Raiders program. In addition, all the kids receive free mini-sticks and tickets for their team to attend a Raider game courtesy of Frank Dunn Toyota.

The green and gold host children from the Eagles Nest Youth Ranch in an opportunity to skate on the Art Hauser Centre Ice with many of the Raiders.

The Raiders also make special visits to the Victoria Hospital to visit with patients in the Herb Basset home and in the paediatric ward.

“We are extremely proud of the dedication the players make to be involved in the community,” said Carrie Georgeson, the Raiders Community Relations Representative. “We take a lot of pride in giving back to the community that supports us.”