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MONTREAL, DECEMBER 3, 2013 Continuing a holiday tradition which began seven years ago, John Caboto Academy (8955 Meunier) in Ahuntsic will once again open up their doors to the community at large on Saturday, December 7 from 10 am until 4 pm.

Truly a highlight of the calendar for families in and around John Caboto Academy, the school will once again host a bevy of activities for the children such as a magician, face-painting, decorating of ornaments, a reptile zoo as well as the opportunity to have lunch with Santa.

As always, a professional photographer will be on hand to give families the option of skipping the long line at the mall and have their holiday portrait taken with Santa.

We do not charge an entrance fee, but we ask people to bring a non-perishable good which will be donated to the Spirit of Giving campaign, said Rosie Sederico, Chair of the Governing Board at John Caboto Academy. Due to the generosity of the community, we also always have donated food and raffle prizes, which we sell, and the money collected from those is donated to the Telethon of Stars.

Its a wonderful event. One of things that weve noticed is that at the beginning of the school year, more people are asking for the date. Its become a real tradition in our school, said Lucy Buscemi, Principal of John Caboto Academy. It started in my first year as principal, where along with the PPO and Governing Board, we thought it would be nice to have an event to bring everyone together.

John Caboto Academy will also be featured live on CTV Montreal on Friday, December 6 at 12 pm as apart of the Spirit of Giving campaign.


Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213