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MONTREAL, JUNE 21, 2001- The St. Pius X Vocational Centre in Ahuntsic (9955 Papineau), which last spring walked away with a handful of awards at the prestigious Cup of Nations Culinary Competition in Quebec City, is planning a Summer Cooking Camp for children aged nine to 14.

St. Pius X will have members of its regular teaching staff available to instruct the children in the art of making pizza, pasta, sauces, soups, cookies, ice cream and other recipes. Programming will run in the mornings, from 9 a.m. to noon. They are planned to take place June 26-29; July 3-6; and July 9-13. Because the first two sessions coincide with holiday Mondays, the cost will $80 a person while the final week will cost $100.

The St. Pius X Vocational Centre Culinary Institute is one of the many success stories emanating from the English Montreal School Board's (EMSB) Adult Education and Vocational Services program. The hands-on professional training is becoming increasingly popular in a job market which demands skilled workers. The Culinary Institute offers a specialized blend of training in contemporary, professional cooking and food service.

St. Pius X Academic Advisor Raz Crivello says this represents an excellent opportunity for youngsters. "Not only will they find the entire format of this camp fun," he says. "They will also gain a wonderful skill at such a young age."

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