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Reading...Give it a Shot begins 12th year

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames
Reading…Give It A Shot!, a reading incentive program designed for grade four, five and six students, will officially launch its 12th year on Thursday, January 10, 2008 at W.O. Mitchell School. 


Flames personnel including Jarome Iginla, Robyn Regehr, David Moss, Ken King and mascot Harvey the Hound will all be present to kick off this annual initiative.

The Flames will be joined by the Calgary Educational Partnership Foundation’s President and CEO Doug Clovechok, and Chairman Wafa Kadri, as well as sponsor representatives.
 
A team of Calgary businesses, including the Office of the Mayor, unveiled the Reading…Give It A Shot! Program in 1997 to students in Calgary and area school districts. 
 
“The Reading…Give it a Shot! Program has always been one of our most successful education programs,” stated Clovechok. 

“The student participation has grown steadily each year, reaching almost 20,000 students last year.”
 
Reading…Give it a shot! runs from January 10th through March 7th, 2008.

Students will receive bookmarks featuring various Flames Players based upon minutes spent reading.

In increments of 100 minutes reading time, children will receive one of the 24 Flames commemorative bookmarks that include an action shot as well as stats about the player.
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