The Vancouver Giants are our city’s major junior ice hockey team, and are part of the Western Hockey League (WHL). Inaugurated some fifteen years ago, the team has won both a President’s Cup, and a Memorial Cup as part of their thirteen season history. Their home rink is located at the Pacific Coliseum, where the team practices four to six times a week. Most of its players are still in school, and those who are not in school are often helping out with the Giant’s Read To Succeed community program. “Essentially we visit schools all over the lower mainland and encourage them to read and increase their physical activity,” says Vancouver Giants Operations and Marketing Coordinator, Lauren Foss. “It’s a two week program, and if they read and do physical activity every day for two weeks, they get a free ticket to a Giants game.” “Last year we spoke to over 15,000 enthusiastic students in over 60 schools across the lower mainland. The enthusiasm on the Read To Succeed game nights is second to none,” Lauren tells us. “These are the games that the players are especially excited to play in because they know that the students they met are all in the stands cheering for them.” When we ask what she loves most about her work with the Giants, Lauren says she enjoys coming up with new ideas to help make the in-game experience different and better each time. “I enjoy seeing ideas come to fruition and of course working with all the players and staff to make all efforts the best they can be.” Lauren says she loves working in the area, and enjoys the scenic amenities just outside her door. “In the summer, I love eating my lunch in the botanical garden at the PNE park and walking the grounds there as well,” she says. “I also love the unique restaurant offerings in the area. I will definitely never go hungry!” Visit The Vancouver Giants online for more info, and to buy tickets to an upcoming game. Remember to stay social on Twitter and Facebook for all the latest.