BMO Read To Succeed






The Vancouver Giants Hockey Club, along with the generous support of education partners, BMO Bank of Montreal and Save On Foods, are pleased to present the BMO Read to Succeed Literacy Initiative, now in its 14th year. Last season, the Read to Succeed Literacy Initiative reached out to 60 schools and over 14,000 students from across the Lower Mainland. The program takes place during the school year, from September to February of each year.

Read to Succeed attracts students from Kindergarten to Grade 7, and encourages them to improve their reading skills and overall studies as they prepare for their intermediate school years. Giants players, most of whom are high school students themselves, visit participating schools and speak to students about the importance of education. They also present a reading and activity challenge with incentives for each student to track and achieve specific reading and physical activity goals.

Classes participate in a reading program based on books of interest and appropriate reading levels for each Grade, as well as a physical activity program, for a two-week period. Each student completes a passport log of minutes spent reading and being physically active outside of school hours. Parents assist and support each student in tracking their progess by intialling each student's entry in the passport log, in order to contribute to an overall class tally.

A successful class tally, based on each student achieving 15 minutes of reading and 30 minutes of physical activity per evening over a two-week period, will qualify the entire class to receive tickets to attend a Vancouver Giants home game.

Any schools interested in partcipating or obtaining more information on the BMO Read to Succeed Literacy Initiative are encouraged to download the application form or contact the Giants Office at 604-444-2687.