Hurray for Hockey’s Willie O’Ree

Hurray for Hockey’s Willie O’Ree craft

Willie O’Ree’s story is a heroic tale of courage, perseverance, and love of hockey. Find out why he’s a New Brunswick Sports Hall of Famer.

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    Willie O’Ree broke the hockey color barrier in 1958 when he began to play for the Boston Bruins. Find out more about this first black NHL player and the challenges he overcame to achieve success in his sports career. You’ll be inspired!

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    To show your admiration, design a poster or sports card about O’Ree. Use Crayola® Twistables™ Colored Pencils to sketch a vivid portrait on a piece of construction paper.

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    List and illustrate O’Ree’s many achievements. Outline your drawing in bright red maple leaves to symbolize his Canadian background.

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    Use a Crayola Glue Stick to attach your poster to larger paper as a frame. To make cards, glue your drawing to recycled cardboard from a cereal box. Trade them with friends.