Saint John, New Brunswick – The Saint John Sea Dogs and Canaport LNG launched the fourth season of their joint educational initiative, the ‘Get FANatical About Math’ Program today.
Sponsored by Canaport LNG, this comprehensive program is designed to foster the math skills of students from kindergarten to grade eight in School District 6, District 8 and Samuel-de-Champlain school. Over 14,000 students are expected to participate in the program, which applies math principles to Sea Dogs hockey. This year, all lessons and activities are accessible online using Smart Board technology making the program more engaging and interactive for students. Both students and teachers who participate in the program are eligible to win prizes from Canaport LNG and the Saint John Sea Dogs.
“Since the program began, participation has increased significantly and results have improved with each season, showing us that kids are responding to the material and are actively using the skills they learn” said Get FANatical About Math Program developers, Derek & Krista McCallum.
Adolfo Azcarraga, General Manager of Canaport LNG, said his company is very proud to support the ‘Get FANatical About Math’ program.
“This program is a great way to get students excited about math,” said Azcarraga. “Math is critical for any job choice and helping students further their math skills and become more comfortable using numbers in their everyday activities is very important to their success in both school and their future careers.”
About Canaport LNG
Canaport LNG Limited Partnership is a partnership between Fort Reliance and Repsol, S.A. subsidiaries. Canaport LNG is operating as a world-class liquefied natural gas receiving and regasification terminal. Situated in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, Canaport LNG has a maximum send-out capacity of 1.2 billion cubic feet of natural gas a day, destined for markets in Canada and northeastern US. The natural gas is delivered through the Brunswick Pipeline to Maritimes Northeast Pipeline in Baileyville, Maine. The construction of the terminal created 1,600 jobs (85% of workers came from Saint John and New Brunswick) and has created 70 permanent jobs for operations. To learn more, please visit www.canaportlng.com.
About the Sea Dogs
The Saint John Sea Dogs are a member of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and are one of 59 member clubs of the Canadian Hockey League. More information is available at www.saintjohnseadogs.com.
Rick Bowness, Jr.
Saint John Sea Dogs