|EMSB AND CONCORDIA ATHLETICS TO UNVEIL PARTNERSHIP|
MONTREAL, OCTOBER 15, 2014 – The English Montreal School Board (EMSB) and the Concordia University Athletic Department will announce a new partnership on Friday, October 17 (10:30 a.m.) at Royal Vale School (5851 Somerled) in NDG.
More than 500 EMSB students from four West End primary schools - Royal Vale and Willingdon in N.D.G. and Edinburgh and Elizabeth Ballantyne in Montreal West- will fill Ed Meagher Arena on Wednesday, November 19 when the Concordia Women’s Stingers hockey team hosts the Carleton University Ravens for a 10:30 am. face off. Autobus Transco is serving as a main sponsor of this pedagogically themed field trip, which will kick off a new program aimed at creating a consistent link between the university athletes and local schools that extends beyond an annual hockey game. Student athletes from multiple Concordia teams will join EMSB students throughout the year at a variety of in-school and after-school activities and events.
“As academic and athletic mentors for the students, the athletes will promote the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle as well as provide examples of how both men and women can achieve success in both athletics and academics,” said EMSB Deputy Director General Paola Miniaci.
At the press conference four current Stingers - captain Danielle Scarlett and Assistant Captains Alyssa Sherrard, Marie-Joelle Allard and Erica Porter - as well as head coach Les Lawton and assistant coach Julie Chu, a four-time Olympian with the United States National Team, will share the message with students that females too can become elite athletes and concentrate on their academics.
Michael J. Cohen