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Price: Keeping a special tradition going

Carey Price hosted three deserving kids on Wednesday as part of his involvement with the Breakfast Club of Canada

by Matt Cudzinowski @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL - The Canadiens enjoyed a well-deserved day off on Wednesday, but that couldn't keep Carey Price away from the Bell Sports Complex.

Price was at the Habs' practice facility skating with and taking shots from a trio of youngsters from Aboriginal communities who made the long trip from their native British Columbia to spend some quality time with their hockey idol, courtesy of the Breakfast Club of Canada, in partnership with the Air Canada Foundation.

Photo Credit: Breakfast Club of Canada

The fifth edition of the Shooting for the Stars event afforded Arianna (Westbank, BC), Lashawn (Anahim Lake, BC) and Sireasha (Williams Lake, BC) the opportunity to take their very first flights and enjoy everything Montreal has to offer, including a special visit with the seven-time NHL All-Star.

Winners are chosen on the basis of displaying a positive attitude, good behavior, and their overall involvement at school.

Price and his wife, Angela, have been ambassadors for First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) communities on behalf of the Breakfast Club of Canada since August 2014.

Photo Credit: Breakfast Club of Canada

The organization strives to ensure that as many children as possible have access to a healthy morning meal before school, and there are currently 226 clubs operating in Aboriginal communities across Canada feeding an estimated 24,244 kids on a daily basis. 

The goal of the Shooting for the Stars initiative is to inspire these youngsters to push beyond their limits, persevere and achieve their goals.

Price, who hails from Anahim Lake, is a perfect role model for Arianna, Lashawn and Sireasha to look up to.

"For these kids, we know to what extent a simple spark can change their lives and the lives of people in their communities," said the Prices in a joint statement. "That's why it's especially important for us to make them dream, and we're extremely touched to be able to play an inspirational role in their lives courtesy of the Shooting for the Stars event."

Photo Credit: Breakfast Club of Canada

Arianna, Lashawn and Sireasha will also be in attendance for Thursday night's game at the Bell Centre against the Winnipeg Jets. 

Tweet from @BreakfastCanada: This morning, our three youth winners of Shooting for the Stars laced up their skates for some ice time with @CP0031 and @ByAngelaPrice thanks to the Club and @AirCanada Foundation. More fun to come! #ShootingfortheStars #FortheKids

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