Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018
BC Lions visit
By Voice Staff
Bernard Elementary hold Power Smart signs in 2012.
hen BC Lions football players come to Chilliwack, you know they always score big with the school kids. And just because it's the off-season the players aren't slacking off.
Members of the BC Lions Football Club including Solomon Elimimian, Jeremiah Johnson, Rolly Lumbala, Matt Bucknor, Tyler Davis and Jas Dhillon will be in Vancouver, Richmond, Abbotsford and Chilliwack this week in support of the Lions in the House, Lions Pride, and FortisBC Energy Champions programs.
Last year, the program visited 75 BC schools reaching over 22,000 kids about saving energy at home and school. It's all presented in a way that only kids can understand.
The Energy Champion Program, now in its fourth year, is designed for children from kindergarten to grade 7.
Energy Champions is part of the Be More Than A Bystander program, funded by the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development and the Status of Women Canada.
Jacqueline Blackwell, BC Lions Communications and Digital Media, told The Voice in an e-mail the games help make the point to the kids.
"Games between the students and Lions players reinforce the message of being a responsible, environmentally conscious citizen," she said. "For example, games include a focus on using cold water as an alternative to hot water (i.e. laundry) and turning off the lights."
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