Marie-Anne Portelance got a shout-out Wednesday all the way from Nashville.
Former Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban shared Global News’ story on his Facebook page.
Portelance wanted her Grade 4 students to get exercise before class and thought giving them a goal would be good motivation.
Since the whole class knew Subban had been traded to Nashville, that’s the goal she chose: the class would run one kilometre a day until they “reached” Nashville.
The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary School teacher didn’t know what would come of it but on Wednesday she got a call from Subban’s public relations team. The player wanted an interview for his website.
“We were very excited,” Portelance said.
“The kids have just been flying since Wednesday.”
So far, Global News hasn’t heard back from Subban directly.
He is scheduled to play against the St. Louis Blues Thursday night.