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MONTREAL, JUNE  30,  2009- The  English Montreal School Board (EMSB)  held its  sixth  annual Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament  on   June 29 at the  Club de Golf St. Raphaël (111 de l’Église) in Île Bizard. Montreal businessman Phil Terriaca served as the honourary chairman.

Proceeds from the tournament will go towards the EMSB Scholarship Program, which benefits a number of current students and EMSB graduates, so that they can pursue their post secondary studies in vocational education, CEGEP studies or undergraduate studies.   

Besides 18 holes of golf, there was a brunch, cocktails,  dinner,  proficiency prizes and a raffle. A car from Civic Honda in Dollard des Ormeaux  was up for grabs for the first golfer to manage  a hole-in-one  at Hole Number 18.  Several individuals did come close, but no winner was declared.

A  number of profiency prizes were presented, including  the best foursome, best school foursome, most honest, the  longest drive (male and female) and closest to the pin (male and female).  The team of  Pierre de Coubertin Elementary School Principal Nick Katalifos,  Assistant Director of Adult Education and Vocational Services  Mario Argiropoulos, computer technician Kosta Papoulias and Shadd Business Centre Vocational Counsellor Chris Christodoulou won for the best foursome while principals Eileen Kelly (Laurier Macdonald), Tina Ottoni (St. Gabriel), Nancy Richer (Edward Murphy) and Chantal Martin (Royal Vale) got the nod for most honest.

Raffle items included Montreal Impact tickets, a signed jersey and a signed soccer ball; Montreal Alouettes tickets; a six month membership at the Leonardo Da Vinci Sports Centre in St. Léonard; an IMAC and Dell Mini Laptop; a weekend in Mont Tremblant; a golf bag from Golf Town St. Léonard;  a fur lined coat; and jewelry.

The organizing committee for the tournament was chaired by Mario Tirelli, the EMSB’s  Acting Director General. Joey Saputo, the president of the Montreal Impact soccer club and the tournament’s previous honourary chairman, returned to the event and golfed a solid 18 holes.

Mr.  Terriaca., the president of TLC Global Impression. He is no stranger to the EMSB, having graduated from the former St. Pius X High School in 1980. Mr. Terriaca attended Vanier  College and then Concordia University, where he studied Business from 1982 to 1984. An entrepreneur,  he  founded TLC Global Impression in 2000. Providing lettershop services such as the production and distribution of marketing materials, his client base includes Michelin Canada , Concordia University, The Gazette and Cirque du Soleil.  Mr. Terriaca also co-owns Mattpak, a print shop which specializes in commercial printing and reliable contract packaging. Both booming businesses, their combined sales revenues reached over $10 million last year. In addition, he owns Avalanche Bistro, a restaurant located in Mont Tremblant.

The father of Matthew, 21 and Francesco, 19, Mr. Terriaca has been active in his community for over 15 years, beginning with coaching his sons’ soccer teams.  He has easily found a way to merge his community and business lives.  Mr. Terriaca strongly believes that education is the key to the future. “All children deserve the best education possible, and this golf tournament will provide children with scholarships to do so,” he stated. “My parents came from the old country and it was always their wish for me to go to school and make something of myself.”

EMSB Chairman Angela Mancini  and EMSB Foundation Chairman. Dominic Spiridigliozzi were delighted with the successful day, which saw 160 golfers take part. The event began under steady rain, but within hours the precipitation had stopped and conditions improved.


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