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MONTREAL, OCTOBER 17, 2013-  The English Montreal School Board wishes to congratulate Nancy Leopardi, a student at the Galileo Adult Education Centre in Montreal North,   for her outstanding performance at a national competition.

Last summer the Abilympics Canada Association hosted the first-ever national skills competition,  in conjunction with Skills Canada’s National Competition,  in Vancouver, British Columbia. Ms. Leopardi took home the bronze medal for outdoor photography. Accompanying her to the competition were her coach,  Lu Termini,  Principal Martina Schiavone and the EMSB’s Abilympics coordinator, Mario Marrazza.

Ms. Leopardi’s project was to photograph the Skills Canada National Competition in such a way as to demonstrate each c participant’s talents in this Olympic-style event. Each photo had to showcase students from each province and territory competing in six skilled trade and technology categories: transportation, construction, manufacturing, information and technology. Being a true competitor herself, Ms. Leopardi demonstrated the excitement and energy of over 500 competitors in her pictures, each competing for a chance at a desirable gold medal.

The Abilympics Canada Association (ACA) celebrates and enhances the employability skills of persons with disabilities through inclusive skills competitions that foster independence, international exchange and friendship, and public awareness. The Skills Canada National Competition is the only national, Olympic-style, multi trade and technology competition for young students and apprentices in the country.

For the complete list of results and more information, visit the Skills Canada website at or



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