Everyone is getting ready for Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada, even the local schools.
There are two planned school visits with the Stanley Cup on the schedule. The first will take place on Thursday at Beaver Brae, with students from the KPDSB. Matt Lawrence talks about the preparations.
"We've asked the elementary students to help us decorate the gym for the arrival of the NHL alumni. We've asked them to do a couple different projects to create a bit of hype. Things like, create your own Don Cherry tie, and we'll hang it up in the gym so players can see it as they come by," he said.
The Stanley Cup will visit Pope John Paul on Friday. Megan Derouard says they're really getting into the spirit.
"We have a lot of stuff going on within the schools. Kids are doing classroom activities, building their favourite hockey stories, their posters. Getting hyped up about what jerseys they're going to wear. We're trying to keep it, almost like, a surprise for them. But they know something is happening, and they've been spending a lot of time in their classrooms creating that hype," she said.
Lord Stanley's cup will also pay a visit to seniors at Pinecrest on Friday.