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The excitement was palpable at Fort Rouge, King Edward and Lord Roberts Schools on Feb. 5 as members of the Winnipeg Jets came to help kick off I Love to Read Month.
The special visit was part of the Jets' annual Reading Takes Flight program, which encourages students to take part in the joy of reading.
Star winger Patrik Laine and defenseman Josh Morrissey visited Fort Rouge School, while defensemen Dmitry Kulikov and Ben Chairot went to King Edward School.
Patrik Laine and Josh Morrissey at Fort Rouge School. (Supplied photo)
Goaltender Steve Mason and defenseman Jacob Trouba visited Lord Roberts School for the afternoon.
Steve Mason and Jacob Trouba sign autographs at Lord Roberts School.
Players read Whiteout: A Winnipeg Jets Story by Holly Preston and James Hearne, as well as signing lots of autographs and answering some thoughtful student questions.
To qualify for a Jets player visit, students wrote letters listing the top five reasons the team should visit their classroom. Lucky entrants received word of the impending visits on Feb. 1.
Schools will be busy all through February, as guest readers from all walks of life visit to share the joy of reading with students.
Dmitry Kulikov and Ben Chairot at King Edward School (Supplied Photo).