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.