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Events and Field Trips

Terry Fox Run (September/October)

Every school year in September the students at Elizabeth Ballantyne are invited to participate in this great cause which raises money for the Terry Fox Foundation. The children run or walk anywhere from 1 to 10 kilometers on a route in Montreal West. The event is followed by a corn roast that involves the whole school. Everybody at EBS has a wonderful time and this is all done for a great cause.

Classe Neige (January)

Every year, the Cycle 3 students go on a 3 day and 2 night winter trip to Village des Jeunes in St-Come. Animators keep them busy all day and evening with various activities such as tubing, skating, snowshoeing, survival in the woods, archery and so much more.  It is an enjoyable trip where students bond with each other and with their teachers – and they are encouraged to communicate in French.  What an amazing experience for all students at EBS!

Basketball Jamboree (January)

Every year in January, M. Fortin takes cycle 3 students to McGill University to participate in this great jamboree. The students are given the opportunity to work on different skills organized by McGill students. The day is complete with a tour of the McGill arena and its facilities. The children are also given the opportunity to skate on the rink where the McGill Redmen host their home games.

Science Fair (March/April)

The Annual EBS Science Fair usually takes place at the end of March or beginning of April. The students learn about the scientific method prior to planning their projects, and then work for many weeks (in groups of 3 or 4), to put their projects together. On the day of the Fair, the other students in the school are invited to the gym for a big exposition of all the projects. Parents and the public are invited in the evening. The projects are judged and prizes are awarded - there is also a “People’s Choice” , which allows the student population to vote for their favourite projects.

Halo Road Race (April/May)

Every year Elizabeth Ballantyne is well represented on Mont Royal for this annual running event, which is attended by many GMAA schools. Cycles 2 and 3 students are invited to participate to run a 1 km or 2 km race. The students are given the opportunity to compete against students from other schools. It is fun for all the students and a great experience.

Graduation Trip (June)

In June, the grade 6 graduating class takes part in this great trip. Since 2007, the children have been taking a 2 day trip to Tadoussac and Quebec City. They have had the opportunity to go whale watching and also discover the Charlevoix region. They also spend a day in Quebec City, where they can enjoy themselves and learn more about this historic city.

Field Day (June)

In June, Elizabeth Ballantyne holds its annual Field Day. The whole school participates in organized activities in the morning. In the afternoon, classes compete in a Tug of War contest, followed by a soccer baseball game. The day ends with a Popsicle for everyone.  It a fabulous and exciting day for the students and the staff  at Elizabeth Ballantyne.