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FIRST CANADIAN FINANCIAL SERVICES TO SPONSOR VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION NIGHT

MONTREAL, FEBRUARY 20, 2003- The English Montreal School Board (EMSB) will hold its second Parent Volunteer Appreciation Evening on Wednesday, April 23 at College NŰtre Dame in Westmount. This will precede National Volunteer Week, which takes place April 27 to May 3.

Time and space will not allow the EMSB to honour all of its nearly 1,300 parent volunteers in person. Therefore, only those individuals who have volunteered for more than five years will attend the reception, representing some 500 people.

All volunteers will be recognized with certificates. Their names will also be printed in a special section of the EMSB Express Newspaper, 32,000 copies of which will distributed in March. It is also expected that many schools will plan their own activities during National Volunteer Week.

First Canadian Financial Services (www.fcfs-inc.com) and the Global Education Marketing Corporation (www.globalresp.com), specialists in Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs), will be the official sponsors of Volunteer Recognition Night. First Canadianís Director of Operations Joseph Afshar will serve as the eveningís honourary chairman.

In conjunction with the EMSB Central Parentsí Committee (CPC), First Canadian hold information seminars on RESPs at Laurier Macdonald High School and Royal West Academy in May.



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