Monday, June 21, 2010

Tutelage On The Ice

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
Ward A, Edmonton Public School Trustee Candidate
#203, 8912-156 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2

June XXIst, MMX

Hon. David G. Hancock, QC, MLA
Minister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Whitemud

Dear David:

I must say its great to see Midget AAA coach Rick Swan get some recognition with his Knights of Columbus Award. As important as teaching is inside a classroom situation, I would argue coaching is just as important a concept. Coach Swan is teaching healthy bodies = healthy minds. He develops his young charges into potential National Hockey League stars and motivates them. This is definitely a form of positive teaching. Retired coach Billy Moores says that coach Swan is teaching "life skills." Things like perseverance and excellence. I couldn't agree more.

So David we must tell the kids to work hard, play hard and have fun and spirited competitions under the direction of coach Swan!

Stay In Shape,


Source: The Edmonton Examiner, Brian Swane

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