On Tuesday, December 8th, 2009, Red River College teamed up with the Manitoba Moose to launch the 2009-10 Respond to Reading program.
Moose Captain Mike Keane and teammate Nolan Baumgartner visited a group of excited grade three classes at Whyte Ridge Elementary School to read The Moccasin Goalie
and answer any questions the 110 students had. Afterwards, Keane and Baumgartner signed autographs and handed out RRC and Moose memorabilia.
The Respond to Reading program is now in its tenth year and is designed to be fun, motivational and encourage children in kindergarten to grade five to read. Incentive prizes for students include having Moose players visit their class, a pizza party with Moose mascot Mick E. Moose, and two lucky classes will visit RRC to spend a morning in the broadcast studio or make pizzas with the Culinary Arts instructors.