Three players from the BC Lions team, Davon Coleman, Bo Lokombo, and Ebenezer Ogundeko, came out to Veritas Catholic School on Feb. 7 to speak to students and sign autographs. (Contributed Photo)

BC Lions visit Terrace schools

Three football stars came to give students advice

Three players from the BC Lions came for a visit in Terrace from Feb. 6-7 to give students advice on pursuing their dreams.

As part of the BC Lions in the Community tour, members from the football team toured through schools in B.C. in support of the Lions Prides and FortisBC Energy Championships programs. Players Ebenezer Ogundeko, Davon Coleman, Bo Lokombo made their star appearances at ‘Na Aksa Gyilak’yoo School, Veritas Catholic School and Centennial Christian School.

“Students were naturally excited, if not also a bit star struck at first,” writes Jeannette Hoornenborg, teacher at Veritas Catholic School.

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She says that all the students were enthusiastic about the visit and that many left with hope following the presentation.

“The team was superb with the students after the assembly, giving out many autographs [and] words of encouragement,” writes Hoornenborg.

“[They gave them] incentive to succeed and the importance of knowing one’s values in life.”

Other players from BC Lions also visited Delta, Maple Ridge, Surrey and Prince Rupert that week.


 


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