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EMSB TO HOLD REMEMBRANCE DAY CEREMONIES OVER A TWO-WEEK PERIOD

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MONTREAL, NOVEMBER 7, 2012 – The English Montreal School Board will mark Remembrance Day across its youth sector.

The following EMSB schools will be holding Remembrance Day observances on Monday, November 5:

  • St. Dorothy Elementary School (8961 6th Avenue) in St. Michel will observe Remembrance Day with an assembly taking the format of the official ceremony in Ottawa  at 10:45 a.m. Featuring a guest speaker and/or piper, students will observe two minutes of silence, which will be followed presentations and reflections on the sacredness of life. For more information, please contact Frank Lofeodo at: 514-702-1718 or reach him via e-mail at: FLofeodo@emsb.qc.ca.

  • Edward Murphy School (6800 Pierre de Coubertin) in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve will observe Remembrance Day at 9:00 a.m. by focusing onthe 200 year anniversary of the Battle of 1812, the Dieppe Raids and the often overlooked women's controbutions to the Canadian Forces and various campaigns. Joining students and staff will be military veterans and current Canadian Forces members. For more information, please contact Rocco Speranza at: 514-374-1999 or RSperanza@emsb.qc.ca.

The following EMSB schools will be holding Remembrance Day observances on Tuesday, November 6:

  • Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary School (6855 Cartier) in Rosemount will observe Remembrance Day with three assemblies tailored to the different age groups. The assemblies will take the format of the official ceremony in Ottawa. Featuring a guest speaker and/or piper, students will observe two minutes of silence, which will be followed presentations and reflections on the sacredness of life. For more information, please contact Frank Lofeodo at: 514-702-1718 or reach him via e-mail at: FLofeodo@emsb.qc.ca. Times T.B.D.
  • LaurenHill Academy Junior campus (2355 Decelles) in St. Laurent will hold their commemoration at 10:00 a.m and 11:30 a.m. respectively. Students and staff will join together to remember those who were killed on the defending Canada and freedom. Two veterans, a father and son, the father having served in World War II and the son who recently returned from Afghanistan will speak to the students. Seven wreaths will be laid as well as slides of all the Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan will be presented. The ceremony will conclude with the pinning of poppies onto the staff by the administration. Following the assembly, the students will receive poppies from their teachers. Finally, the ceremony will conclude with a speech from Vice Principal Mike Brown, the reading of In Flanders Fields, a minute of silence, the last post and reveille. For more information and should you plan on attending, please call Mike Shaw at: 514-331-8781 ext. 1104 or reach him via e-mail at: dmpriestshaw@hotmail.com.
  • James Lyng High School in (5440 Notre Dame W) in St. Henri will welcome Mr. Playfair, a World War II veteran to speak to Grade 10 history students from 9:25 to 10:25 a.m. Students will be reading In Flanders Fields, singing O Canada and observing a moment of silence. For more information, please contact Aaron Durocher at: adurocher@emsb.qc.ca.

  • East Hill School (10350 Perras) in R.D.P. will observe Remembrance Day at 9:00 a.m. by focusing onthe 200 year anniversary of the Battle of 1812, the Dieppe Raids and the often overlooked women's controbutions to the Canadian Forces and various campaigns. Joining students and staff will be military veterans and current Canadian Forces members. For more information, please contact Rocco Speranza at: 514-374-1999 or RSperanza@emsb.qc.ca.

  • Elizabeth Ballantyne School (314 Northview) in Montreal West will welcome Petty Officer Karin-Ann Goral from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. to speak to the whole school. Petty Officer Goral is originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, however, her roots extend to both Poland and Finland. She has served in the Naval Reserves for 32 years as a Naval Combat Information Operator and received the Candadian Forces decoration for 22 years service. Petty Officer Goral followed her father's footsteps, who also served in the Navy. As a child, she spent most of her free time with the Air Cadets. She will speak to the students as well as bring handouts, such as postcards which can be sent to men and women in the Canadian Forces. For more information, please contact Gladys Batten at (514) 483-7200 ext 5955 or GBatten-Baldwin@emsb.qc.ca.

  • Elizabeth High School (1741 de Biencourt) will receive a woman corporal from the Canadian Forces to speak about her experiences in Afghanistan as well as her experiences being a woman in the military. For more information, pleaes contact Elizabeth Pellicone at (514) 328-4442 ext 4660 or at EPellicone@emsb.qc.ca

The following EMSB schools will be holding Remembrance Day observances on Wednesday, November 7:

  • Bancroft Elementary School (4563 Bancroft) in the Plateau will observe Remembrance Day with an assembly taking the format of the official ceremony in Ottawa. From 11:10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., students and staff will welcome World War II veteran Col. Bernard Finestone, who was once a student at Bancroft Elementary School. Col. Finestone will be making his first visit to Bancroft in over 85 years, having attend the school at the age of four. Following Col. Finestone’s remarks, students will observe a moment of silence. For more information, please call Puynung Choy at: 514-845-8031 ext. 1001 or you can reach her via e-mail at: cchoy@emsb.qc.ca.
  • LaurenHill Academy Senior campus (2505 Cote Vertu) in St. Laurent at 10:50 a.m., 12:50 p.m. and 2:00 p.m., will join together to remember those who were killed on the defending Canada and freedom. Two veterans, a father and son, the father having served in World War II and the son who recently returned from Afghanistan will speak to the students. Seven wreaths will be laid as well as slides of all the Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan will be presented. The ceremony will conclude with the pinning of poppies onto the staff by the administration. Following the assembly, the students will receive poppies from their teachers. Finally, the ceremony will conclude with a speech from Vice Principal Mike Brown, the reading of In Flanders Fields, a minute of silence, the last post and reveille. For more information and should you plan on attending, please call Mike Shaw at: 514-331-8781 ext. 1104 or reach him via e-mail at: dmpriestshaw@hotmail.com.
  • St. Gabriel Elementary School in (600 Dublin) in Point St. Charles will welcome Mr. Playfair, a World War II veteran to speak students from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Additionally, Mr. McCarthy, a member of the Black Watch Regiment will preform. Students will be reading In Flanders Fields, singing O Canada and observing a moment of silence. For more information, please contact Aaron Durocher at: adurocher@emsb.qc.ca.
     
  • Mountainview School (7450 Cote St. Luc Road) in Cote St. Luc will observe Remembrance Day at 9:30 a.m. by focusing onthe 200 year anniversary of the Battle of 1812, the Dieppe Raids and the often overlooked women's controbutions to the Canadian Forces and various campaigns. Joining students and staff will be military veterans and current Canadian Forces members. For more information, please contact Rocco Speranza at: 514-374-1999 or RSperanza@emsb.qc.ca.

  • Gardenview Elementary (700 Brunet) in St. Laurent will observe Remembrance Day at 10:30 a.m. for students in Grades 5 and 6. For more information, please contact Katie Leggitt at: 514-376-4720 or kleggitt@emsb.qc.ca.

  • Leonardo Da Vinci Academy (12025 Andre Dumas) in Rivere de Praries will be holding a Remembrance Day assembly for students in Grades 3 to 6. The assembly will feature a guestspeaker from the Canadian Forces. For more information, pleaes contact Elizabeth Pellicone at (514) 648-2764 or at EPellicone@emsb.qc.ca

The following EMSB schools will be holding Remembrance Day observances on Thursday, November 8:

  • John Caboto Elementary School (8955 Meunier) in Ahuntsic will observe Remembrance Day with an assembly taking the format of the official ceremony in Ottawa at 10:45 a.m. Featuring World War II Veteran Alan Canavan, students will observe two minutes of silence, which will be followed presentations and reflections on the sacredness of life. For more information, please contact Frank Lofeodo at: 514-702-1718 or reach him via e-mail at: FLofeodo@emsb.qc.ca.

  • Laurier Macdonald High School (7355 Viau) in St. Leonard will be holding a very special Citizenship and Remembrance Day ceremony called “Canadian and Proud”. Set to take place at 9:00 a.m. in the school auditorium, the purpose of the celebration is to welcome our newest Canadians to our country while having them embrace the achievements and sacrifices made by those who served Canada in times of war and peace. For more information, please contact Vince Lacroce at: 514-483-7200 ext. 5365 or reach him via email at vlacroce@emsb.qc.ca

  • Royal Vale School (5851 Somerled) in N.D.G. will observe Remembrance Day with an assembly taking the format of the official ceremony in Ottawa from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.. Featuring World War II veteran Col. Finestone as well as Mr. McCarthy, a member of the Black Watch Regimen, students will observe two minutes of silence, which will be followed presentations and reflections on the sacredness of life. Additionally, an RCMP officer will represent the brave men and women who protect Canadians at home. Students will be reading In Flanders Fields and they will be joined by students from the Mackay Center who will read it at the same time. Also, we are hoping to have students perform O Canada on piano with vocal accompaniment. For more information, please contact Aaron Durocher at: adurocher@emsb.qc.ca.

  • Vincent Massey Collegiate (5925 - 27th Avenue) in Rosemount will observe Remembrance Day at 9:30 a.m. by focusing onthe 200 year anniversary of the Battle of 1812, the Dieppe Raids and the often overlooked women's controbutions to the Canadian Forces and various campaigns. Joining students and staff will be military veterans and current Canadian Forces members. For more information, please contact Rocco Speranza at: 514-374-1999 or RSperanza@emsb.qc.ca.

  • Cedarcrest Elementary (1505 Muir) in St. Laurent will observe Remembrance Day at 10:00 a.m. for students in Grades 5 and 6. For more information, please contact Katie Leggitt at: 514-376-4720 or kleggitt@emsb.qc.ca.

  • Lester B. Pearson High School (11575 P.M. Favier) in Montreal North will be holding three seperate assemblies for Grades 9 through 11 featuring a speaker from the Canadian Forces. For more information, pleaes contact Elizabeth Pellicone at (514) 648-2764 or at EPellicone@emsb.qc.ca

  • Sinclair Laird Elementary School (8380 Wiseman) in Park Extension will be holding an assembly at 10:45 a.m. featuring Captain Latreille Sr. and a "bugler" from the Black Watch. For more information, please call Puynung Choy at: 514-845-8031 ext. 1001 or you can reach her via e-mail at: cchoy@emsb.qc.ca.

The following EMSB schools will be holding Remembrance Day observances on Friday, November 9:

  • John F. Kennedy High School (3737 Beaubien) in Rosemount will observe Remembrance Day with an assembly taking the format of the official ceremony in Ottawa. The ceremony will begin at 10:55 a.m, with the reading of In Flanders Fields and will be comprised of music, readings, reflections, poetry, O Canada and a moment of silence. This will provide students with the opportunity to reflect on the meaning of courage and sacrifice. For more information, please contact Frank Lofeodo at: 514-702-1718 or reach him via e-mail at: FLofeodo@emsb.qc.ca.

  • Royal West Academy (189 Easton) in Montreal West will have three ceremonies (9:30, 10:30 and 11:30) which will all include guest speakers from the military as well as honoured guests from the military, veterans, a flag party, and air cadet representatives.   The  50+ piece band from Royal West Academy will also be playing for the ceremony, as well as various students will be presenting various pieces. For more information, please contact Joseph Monachino at: jmonachino@emsb.qc.ca.

  • St. Monica Elementary School (6440 Terrebonne) in N.D.G will welcome Mr. Playfair, a World War II veteran to speak students from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Additionally, Mr. McCarthy, a member of the Black Watch Regiment will preform. Students will be reading In Flanders Fields, singing O Canada and observing a moment of silence. For more information, please contact Aaron Durocher at: adurocher@emsb.qc.ca.

  • St. Raphael (8735 Henri Julien) in Ahuntsic will observe Remembrance Day at 9:00 a.m. by focusing onthe 200 year anniversary of the Battle of 1812, the Dieppe Raids and the often overlooked women's controbutions to the Canadian Forces and various campaigns. Joining students and staff will be military veterans and current Canadian Forces members. For more information, please contact Rocco Speranza at: 514-374-1999 or RSperanza@emsb.qc.ca.

  • Westmount High School (4350 Ste Catherine) will hold a ceremony for Grade 11 students followed by an Alumni sponsored lunch. Lt. Robert Taylor who delivered an eloquent and powerful message last year will speak again this year. The entire school will observe a moment of silence at 11:00 am. For more information, please contact Gladys Batten at (514) 483-7200 ext 5955 or GBatten-Baldwin@emsb.qc.ca.

  • Roslyn Elementary School (4699 Westmount) in Westmount will hold an assembly at 10:20 a.m. where Karin-Ann Goral will speak to the whole school. Petty Officer Goral is originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, however, her roots extend to both Poland and Finland. She has served in the Naval Reserves for 32 years as a Naval Combat Information Operator and received the Candadian Forces decoration for 22 years service. Petty Officer Goral followed her father's footsteps, who also served in the Navy. As a child, she spent most of her free time with the Air Cadets. She will speak to the students as well as bring handouts, such as postcards which can be sent to men and women in the Canadian Forces. For more information, please contact Gladys Batten at (514) 483-7200 ext 5955 or GBatten-Baldwin@emsb.qc.ca.

  • Gerald McShane Elementary School (6111 Maurice Duplessis) in Montreal North will be having a Remembrance Day assembly for Grades 3 to 6 feautring a speaker from the Canadian Reserves. For more information, pleaes contact Elizabeth Pellicone at (514) 321-1100 or at EPellicone@emsb.qc.ca

The following EMSB schools will be holding Remembrance Day observances on Monday, November 12:

  • Westmount Park Elementary School (15 Park Place) in Westmount will hold school-wide assembly at 10:40 a.m., emphasizing peace where classes will present and will feature the release of “balloon doves”. The ceremony will include bagpipes.
  • For more information, please contact Gladys Batten at (514) 483-7200 ext 5955 or GBatten-Baldwin@emsb.qc.ca.

The following EMSB schools will be holding Remembrance Day observances on Wednesday, November 15:

  • Westmount Park Elementary School (15 Park Place) in Westmount will hold a Remembrance Day assembly specifically for their Grade 4 students at 8:40 where Karin-Ann Goral will speak. Petty Officer Goral is originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, however, her roots extend to both Poland and Finland. She has served in the Naval Reserves for 32 years as a Naval Combat Information Operator and received the Candadian Forces decoration for 22 years service. Petty Officer Goral followed her father's footsteps, who also served in the Navy. As a child, she spent most of her free time with the Air Cadets. She will speak to the students as well as bring handouts, such as postcards which can be sent to men and women in the Canadian Forces. For more information, please contact Gladys Batten at (514) 483-7200 ext 5955 or GBatten-Baldwin@emsb.qc.ca.

 

 

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Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213
E-mail: mcohen@emsb.qc.ca