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OUR LADY OF POMPEI SCHOOL TO BE HONORED BY CANADIAN OLYMPIC ASSOCIATION JUNE 12

MONTREAL, JUNE 5, 2001 The Canadian Olympic Association (COA) has announced that Our Lady of Pompei Elementary School has successfully completed the 2000 Canadian Olympic Challenge and will be honored at a special ceremony on Tuesday, June 12. This program involves the study of the seven Canadian Olympic Values: peace, respect, fairness, human development, fun, leadership and excellence.

By completing the activities and demonstrating its commitment to those values, Our Lady of Pompei has earned the title of Canadian Olympic School for a one-year period. A such, they are the only English school in Quebec to obtain this honor.

The English Montreal School Board (EMSB) primary institution will receive a "2000/2001 Canadian Olympic School" banner and a "gold medal" certificate. On Tuesday, June 12 (10 a.m.), the COA will hold a ceremony at the school (9944 St. Michel Street) to celebrate and recognize the outstanding achievement of the students and staff. The COA will be sending 100 metre sprinter Nicholas Macrozonaris and another representative to the event.

"I am truly impressed by the time, effort and creativity that the students and teachers of Our Lady of Pompei have put into becoming a Canadian Olympic School," said Patricia Murray, Chair, COA Education Committee. "These students are definitely living the values of the Canadian Olympic Association."



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