Edmonton Eskimos' offensive lineman Justin Sorensen made a stop in the Fort.
On Tuesday (Jul.3), the 32-year-old former University of South Carolina Gamecock spoke to a large crowd at the Fort Saskatchewan Public Library.
"I encourage all you kids to go outside and play. And on the days that it's raining and not nice outside pick up a book, you don't need to be playing video games all day every day," said Sorensen.
"I say lets read all the time, it doesn't have to be raining," joked library director Michele Fedyk. "He's such an inspiration for the community and we were so fortunate to have him here."
The evening was finished with a question and answer session with the 2015 Grey Cup champion, but most questions had nothing to do with football or reading.
"I really liked how he talked about setting a goal and having a plan. Usually the talk is about all of the great achievements but I really like how Justin broke things down and it just really made sense. If you are passionate about something set a goal, make a plan and then go for it," added Fedyk.
Family Football Night at the library was a huge success with almost 150 people in attendance.

More Local News

Diesel spill leads to large cleanup off Highway 28A

Crews are busy cleaning up after an oil spill.

Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association aiming for $30 billion by 2030

The local economy is looking up, according to Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association (AIHA).

Police release name of man arrested north of Redwater

RCMP have more details surrounding a break and enter on Christmas Eve.

Convoy much smaller than expected

An area rally has hit the road.

$2-billion upgrading facility planned for the heartland

More jobs could soon be on the way.

EIPS gives advice for handling exam stress

During exam season, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) wants to alleviate as much stress as possible for students.

Jessica Littlewood staying put as NDP nominee

Current Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville MLA Jessica Littlewood is sticking around.

Girl Guides work to improve relevance in their program

There were a few recent changes to the Girl Guides of Canada program.

Camping reservations already up 31 per cent for summer 2019

Elk Island National Park (EINP) is experiencing an uptick in summer camping reservations this year.

DiscoverWestman.com is Westman's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide