Olli's All-Stars program launches

Flames centre to help create a positive school environment

Tuesday, 26.10.2010 / 5:47 PM / Community
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OLLI'S ALL-STARS

WHO: Olli Jokinen and the Calgary Educational Partnership Foundation

WHAT: A program for Grades 7 through 12 that wants to hear about an act of kindness or heroism at your school

HOW: Send a letter to Olli's All-Stars with your act of kindness or heroism. Jokinen and his family will read every submission and select two student submissions per month to attend a Flames regular season home game.

The address is:
Scotiabank Saddledome
c/o Olli's All-Stars
555 Saddledome Rise SE
Calgary, Alberta, T2P 3B9

You can also drop off your submissions at the Scoitbank Saddledome during business hours
Calgary, ABOlli Jokinen, the Calgary Flames and the Calgary Educational Partnership Foundation (CEPF) announced a new school support program today focused on creating a positive school environment.

The program named Olli’s All Stars, for grades 7 through 12, would like to hear about an act of kindness or heroism at your school.

“I have a young family here in Calgary and know the importance of encouraging positive and healthy behaviors in educational settings,” says Flames centre Olli Jokinen. “I am looking forward to sitting down with my family and reading the letters submitted.”

Write a letter to Olli Jokinen explaining your act of kindness - what happened, how it made you feel and why it made a difference in another student’s life. Stories can be about stopping bullying, helping a fellow student or friend with something school related or an act of kindness that impacted someone.

Jokinen and his family will read the letters and select two students’ submissions per month to attend a Flames regular season home game and meet him after the game. Package includes two tickets per recipient and a post game meet and greet. All students who submit letters will receive an autographed photo of Jokinen.

“The Calgary Educational Partnership Foundation is thrilled to once again partner with our Calgary Flames and Olli Jokinen to promote positive school behavior,” says Kevin Reeves, President and CEO of the Calgary Educational Partnership Foundation.

“A program such as this provides an opportunity for all students to contribute something positive to their school communities, build a culture and climate of respect and appreciation. All great ideas start small and this program has the potential to create a wave of altruism in your school that will have long-lasting impact on students, staff and the community, truly changing how we make a difference in our lives.”

The Flames have partnered with CEPF for 15 years in the literacy program Reading…Give it a Shot! bringing Flames players to local schools to speak about the positive effects of education and reading while rewarding students for every 100 minutes of reading with a commemorative Flames bookmark.

Schools and teachers can find more information about both programs through the CEPF website; www.cepfoundation.com.

All letters can be mailed or dropped off to the Scotiabank Saddledome c/o Olli’s All-Stars. Mailed letters should be sent to:

The Scotiabank Saddledome c/o Olli's All-Stars
555 Saddledome Rise S.E.
Calgary, Alberta, T2P 3B9

The program launches November 1st, 2010.