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INTERGENERATIONAL PROGRAM IN MONTREAL WEST TO INTRODUCE “CANADA DAY IN OCTOBER” GAME

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MONTREAL, OCTOBER 14, 2008-  Students at Elizabeth Ballantyne Elementary School in Montreal West will play a new “Canada” game at an Intergenerational Day called “Canada Day in October”  on Monday, October 20 (9:30 a.m.) with the Friendly Visitor Seniors at Montreal West United Church (88 avenue Ballantyne North).

There will be three teams per table, with each comprised of a student and a senior. The game itself was established in a creative brainstorming by Spiritual Community Animator Catherine Cherry, teacher Angela Kaba  and the Friendly Visitors coordinator, Christine Laberge.  It involves moving little cars around large maps of Canada.  A team member throws their dice, and the number  determines the question in the realm of the geographical, historical, political, general interest, difficult, and even a section where the question must be acted out.  A correct answer warrants a move of one space, and the first team to progress  all around Canada and landsing in Ottawa will be declared the winner.  

“Everyone who plays this game will in fact be winners,” says Ms. Cherry, “not just for what they learn, but also for the intergenerational sharing that will take place.  It should be a very joy-filled morning.”

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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