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MONTREAL, APRIL 8, 2016 – Rosemount High School inaugurated its new Spiritual and Community Centre by recently hosting its first every Spirit Retreat. In all, seven East End schools will be participating in Spirit Retreats throughout March and April.

The theme of the spirit retreat was B.A.L.A.N.C.E, whereas each letter represents a specific virtue (Bravery/Balance, Acceptance/Affirmation, Loyalty, Assertiveness, Non-violence/Noble Actions, Co-operation/Connection and Empathy).

Students from Dalkeith Elementary in Anjou; Nesbitt Elementary School in Rosemount; Edward Murphy School in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve; Pierre de Coubertin and Honore Mercier Elementary Schools in St. Leonard; East Hill School in Rivière des Prairies and Gerald McShane Elementary School in Montreal North participated in the retreat.     

A tremendous amount of work goes into preparing for the retreat, which was coordinated by Vince Lacroce, Rocco Speranza and Maria Kelly. The fun filled educational program was packed with presentations by the animators, games, exercises, activities and meditations, all revolving around balance.

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