Chevron Canada and the Calgary Flames have teamed up to create a free educational tool that connects the National Hockey League team to eager young fans.
Club Flames, the team’s official kids club, was launched March 21 before Calgary took on the Columbus Blue Jackets at Calgary’s Saddledome.
Chevron’s Oke Shanomi (right) and her son Jaaziel enjoyed the kickoff of the Club Flames recently with friends, from left, Ifiok, Felicia, Jesse, and Nse Umoren.
“This is a wonderful partnership between two very strong corporate citizens,” said Chevron Canada’s Michael Barrett, manager of Policy, Government and Public Affairs. “We take great pride in helping develop children’s interest in science, technology, engineering and math at an early age so they can become contributors of the future.”
Science of Hockey
Club Flames features an app that allows kids to build a player avatar, choose a fantasy line, interact with their favourite players, test their knowledge about the team and earn badges by playing trivia. One trivia section, the Science of Hockey, is sponsored by Chevron and is designed to illuminate children’s interest in science, technology, engineering and math.
Teachers from the Calgary Catholic Board of Education developed the questions that form the basis of the Science of Hockey.
Fans of all ages can join Club Flames by downloading the free app from the Apple App Store.
In October the Flames and Chevron launched the Flames@School program to engage youth with fun and educational Flames-filled content, both at school and at home. Since then some 320 teachers and about 22,000 children have joined.
Both programs aim to emphasize the importance of health and wellness, use hockey content to develop and foster youth interest in education.
Parents and kids can visit clubflames.com
for more information.