While all having different colours that represent their schools, École Crescentview, Fort la Reine and La Verendrye, all turned Blue and Gold for the last day of 'I Love to Read Month.'

The schools were visited by defensive back Brandon Alexander, linebacker Tanner Cadwallader and one-half of the notorious mascot duo of Buzz & Boomer for a trip to Portage la Prairie on Tuesday.

File Photo.Brandon Alexander, Boomer & Tanner Cadwallader.

Both Players read a book and answered questions from students for over one hour at each school while Boomer excited the crowds with his theatrics.

Hali Butler, Librarian Assistant at École Crescentview, says it was a wonderful visit.

"It was interesting, they commented and said that Portage la Prairie was one of the communities they have visited that most students had been to a Bomber game and been to IG Field," she continues. "They said there have been schools in Winnipeg that they've visited that hardly any kids had been to any games. Yet, in Portage, the majority of kids had been to a game. So, they (the players) thought that was really cool."

Matt Harkness, Principal of Fort la Reine, says his students, and even staff were excited to see the two members of the team plus Boomer.

"They did a great job and had a great message with our students as to why reading was so important and how it benefited them as athletes."

Jennifer Ethans, a Grade 6 teacher at La Verendrye, notes that it was a special day for her school.

File Photo.Brandon Alexander, Jennifer Ethans & Cadwallader.

"It was really, really great for the kids to see them and to see that reading is even important to people that are professional athletes and role models for them."

All three schools were recipients of being chosen for a visit from the CFL team through a 'Winnipeg Blue Bombers hit the books appearance' contest.