Yesterday was Knee Hockey day in conjunction with National Non-Smoking Week at the Greentree School.
Not only were Greentree's Grade six students in attendance, St. Anthony's, Morrin, and Delia Students were there for the fun activity.
The Drumheller Dragons have been involved in the annual Knee Hockey Tournament since 2006. This is put on to promote physical activity and to bring awareness and the hazards of smoking to students.
The gymnasium was set up with three makeshift hockey rinks and the Dragons and students had tiny hockey sticks, a felt puck and tiny nets to score on. One of the rules was that you can not stand to play this game.
The excitement of these kids and the smiles on their faces equaled the smiles and excitement of the Dragons.
"Playing hockey with all the players and having different teams from other schools of people I don't know, to get to know them better," commented Lilly Robison, a grade six student from Morrin School.
Drumheller Dragon captain Markus Boguslavsky was among his team members tossing pucks around.
"I think it's a very important topic and I think when their starting to go up through school and starting to be aware of these things, especially with parents smoking, and I think its very important for them to be aware and get the knowledge. I think it's a great idea to partner it up with a Knee Hockey Tournament. It's a lot of fun, and we're really happy to be here. It's always good to give back to the community, it's going to be a fun day."
Corbin Moulton from Mrs. Mason's grade six class at Greentree School was very appreciative.
"It's just enjoyable having the Dragons here and all my friends from different schools. I would just like to say thank you to the Dragons for setting this up. Thank you."