338Last Thursday the winners of the Awareness Week raffle prize travelled to the TSN/CTV studios for a private tour of the facilities by TSN’s own Barry Riz. Dylan Grewal (5B), Sejal Jain (6G), Isabelle Piatek (7E) and Shaan Grewal (8D) were treated to a view of filming and editing rooms, the Sportscentre studios, CTV National News headquarters, and the famous ‘Niner Diner’ cafeteria. Although they weren’t allowed to go in, students were also able to see the room where the numbers are drawn for Lotto 6/49 (wonder if it will bring them any luck?).

Dylan, Sejal, Isabelle and Shaan were also were lucky enough to come upon former NFL/CFL player and TSN analyst Chris Schultz, former NHL Calgary Flames goaltender Jamie McLennan, and TSN host Gino Reda. Chris Schultz impressed upon the students the importance of working hard and pursuing their interest and passions in life.

Gino Reda offered up the importance of writing skills, no matter what field the students choose to get into. It was a memorable afternoon for all. The teachers and students would like to thank Mr. Barry Riz for taking the time out of his busy day to show the students around.