B.C. Lions players bring ‘Energy Champions’ message to Surrey schools (video, photos)

Receiver Emmanuel Arceneaux and linebacker Adam Bighill were at Fraser Wood Elementary on Tuesday

BC Lions player Adam Bighill (left) with Jordan

SURREY — A pair of big-name B.C. Lions players encouraged students at a Surrey school to be more energy-conscious on Tuesday (Feb. 2).

Receiver Emmanuel Arceneaux and linebacker Adam Bighill were the stars of an assembly at Fraser Wood Elementary, located in the Fraser Heights area.

The “Energy Champions” event, presented by Fortis BC, involved kids in a few games that emphasized the importance of environmental responsibility.

(SCROLL DOWN TO SEE VIDEO OF ARCENEAUX AND A GRADE 7 STUDENT NAMED JORDAN IN A RACE TO PUT ON THE MOST CLOTHES IN A SET AMOUNT OF TIME.)

Displays at one end of the gym encouraged kids — and, by extension, their families — to switch off power bars, power off electronics, turn off the lights, wash clothes in cold water, fill the dishwasher before turning it on, take shorter showers, fix leaky taps, check for drafts, turn down the heat and put on a sweater.

At the start of the assembly, students entered the gym to “I Gotta Feeling,” the Black Eyed Peas hit, to make for a high-energy vibe.

This week, five B.C. Lions players will visit several communities in the province for “Energy Champion” assemblies. In Surrey, events were scheduled at Fraser Wood Elementary along with Ellendale Elementary, Harold Bishop Elementary and Clayton Elementary.

Also this week, players were at several schools to back the football team’s “Be More Than a Bystander” campaign, the goal of which is to end violence against women.

tom.zillich@thenownewspaper.com

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