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MONTREAL, NOVEMBER 12, 2014 – More than 800 students from the English Montreal School Board (EMSB) will be in attendance for a special day-time regular season Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Women’s Hockey game on Wednesday, November 19 (10:30 a.m.) when the Concordia Stingers host the Carleton Ravens at the Ed Meagher Arena (7200 Sherbrooke Street West).

Students from nine schools will take part in this pedagogically themed field trip:  Royal Vale, Willingdon and St.  Monica in NDG; Elizabeth Ballantyne and Edinburgh in Montreal West; Coronation in Côte des Neiges; Gardenview and Cedarcrest in St. Laurent; and Perspectives I High School in St. Michel.

Autobus Transco is serving as a sponsor of this event, which will kick off a new program aimed at creating a consistent link between the university athletes and local schools that extends beyond an annual hockey game. Student athletes from multiple Concordia teams will join EMSB students throughout the year at a variety of in-school and after-school activities and events.

“As academic and athletic mentors for the students, the athletes will promote the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle as well as provide examples of how both men and women can achieve success in both athletics and academics,” said EMSB Chairman Angela Mancini.

At a press conference  last month at Royal Vale, head coach Les Lawton, assistant coach Julie Chiu (a four-time Olympian with the United States National Team), captain Danielle Scarlett and assistant captains Alyssa Sherrard, Marie-Joelle Allard and Erica Porter shared the message with students that females too can become elite athletes and concentrate on their academics.


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