Captain of the Montreal Canadiens visits Maple Grove
by Helena Tsitouras
On September 18, Maple Grove Elementary welcomed a special guest to their school… Nick Suzuki, captain of the Montreal Canadiens! Suzuki paid a visit to the school to spend quality time with cycle 3 students.
The captain was visiting with GoodFood as their ambassador, and Breakfast Club of Canada, whose mission is to ensure that students across the country start their days with full stomachs. The Breakfast Club of Canada services nearly 2 million students across Canada, including Maple Grove Elementary School.
As part of their visit to the school, GoodFood has pledged to donate 1 million meals to the Breakfast Club, and captain Nick Suzuki contributed a signed cheque for $10,000.
The day included a Q&A session, where students were welcomed to ask Suzuki various questions. They were especially curious about his childhood, his favourite foods, and of course, playing for the Montreal Canadiens. Upon answering the students’ questions, the captain posed for a photo with each classroom, ensuring they left with a memento to remember this day.
To conclude the event, Suzuki, GoodFoods, and the Breakfast Club of Canada distributed healthy snacks to the students including cheese, oranges, and apples. One student enthusiastically claimed it was the best apple he had ever tasted!
The entire event left a lasting impact on the students of Maple Grove Elementary, who not only had the privilege of meeting the Habs captain, but also gained valuable insights into the importance of nutrition and community.