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Leaf Greats Wendel Clark and Rick Vaive visit school

by Staff Writer / Toronto Maple Leafs
Former Toronto Maple Leaf, Hockey Hall of Famer, and Leafs TV anchor Rick Vaive visited Sir Adam Beck Junior School with Leaf great Wendel Clark on Monday, October 28. The players were introduced by student Evan Stubbings.

Karen Fraser from Imperial Oil was on-hand to talk about the Esso Shooting for Gold educational program and introduce community Esso retailer Connie Dentamaro, manager of Connie's Esso in Etobicoke. Carlton the Bear personally distributed tickets to students for Air Canada Centre's November 3 Hockey Hall of Fame Legends Game.

Esso provided 500 tickets to seven schools to recognize participation in the Esso Shooting for Gold educational program. Sir Adam Beck Junior School was chosen at random to have tickets hand delivered.

Esso Shooting for Gold is a web-based hockey-themed educational program that assists educators in teaching the provincial curriculum for grades four through six in Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Quebec and Nova Scotia. The program helps students learn the curriculum by focusing on Team Canada's elite men's and women's hockey teams.

"The students of Sir Adam Beck Junior School are working hard to succeed academically," said Vaive. "Through the use of the Esso Shooting for Gold program, the teachers here are taking advantage of an excellent tool that will help make it easier for their students to achieve academic goals.

Clark added, "We're delighted to be here today to acknowledge the effort that everyone has made for education with the distribution of tickets to the upcoming Legends Game and look forward to seeing everyone at the game."

The six additional schools receiving tickets on behalf of Esso are: Lord Lansdowne Public School, Beau Valley Public School, Carleton Public School, Guy Brown School, Danforth Gardens and Wells Street Public School.

The Esso Shooting for Gold program covers the subjects of mathematics, science, social studies and language. The foundation of the program is a story about Team Canada's men's and women's hockey teams as they prepared for their gold medal wins in Salt Lake City. A selection of activities, suitable for each level of the curriculum, is based on this story. E

sso Shooting for Gold is available free on the Internet at For more information on the Hockey Hall of Fame Legends Game, log-on to or
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