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MORE THAN 800 STUDENTS TO ATTEND CONCORDIA-CARLETON WOMEN’S HOCKEY GAME

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.

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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