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Athletics & Extra-Curricular
Jets Hockey Academy
For the last three years, 25 Strathcona students have benefitted in learning to play hockey through the Winnipeg Jets' True North Hockey Academy. The majority of the students started in the program, many got into a pair of skates for the very first time when they were in grade 4. Going into their third year, many have developed their skills such that they are skating circles around the teachers that accompany them.
Every Monday, the kids are picked up from Strathcona and brought to Gateway Recreation Centre, where they are fed and learn Canada's "national sport." The True North Hockey Academy has recruited volunteers to coach the kids and have made great steps in mentoring our students. The kids are fitted with all the equipment necessary with absolutely no cost. Most of our kids have only this program to participate in for hockey as the cost for participating is very high. We are very fortunate to be part of this program.
Our students also benefit from watching special events like Winnipeg Jets Hockey Skills Competition, a Winnipeg Jets practice and some gets the privilege of watching actual NHL games.