|PLANS ANNOUNCED FOR 17TH ANNUAL ACRA GOLF TOURNAMENT|
MONTREAL, APRIL 27, 2015- ACRA, an association of retired school administrators, has announced that its annual Golf Tournament will take place on Thursday, July 2 at Club de Golf Belle Vue (www.golfbellevue.com) in Chateauguay. All proceeds will go towards the St. Gabriel’s Food Bank in Point St. Charles.
Co-Chairs Peter Yaworski and Kevin Marciniak note that registration will be capped at 144 golfers and forms are being accepted now. Golfers should arrive by 11:30 a.m. for a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m.
ACRA was established in 1998. Its objectives are to provide social/group activities, to promote member welfare and to support philanthropic and charitable endeavors. The members are former administrators from the EMSB and its predecessor boards. Mr. Yaworski worked mostly at Good Shepherd School in Brossard under the Commision Scolaire de Brossard, now the Riverside School Board. Mr. Marciniak was with the former Montreal Catholic School Commission, including 20 of those years at St. Pius X Comprehensive High School.
"In Montréal, one in five Secondary V students already uses tobacco products and this is a call to action to us all", underlines Dr. Richard Massé, director of public health. "This health forum is an excellent strategy not only to raise awareness among youth about the unsavoury marketing strategies used by the tobacco industry, but ultimately to empower these students to take a stand in favour of a healthier society and inspire their peers to act as well."
Mario Bujold, executive director of the Quebec Council on Tobacco and Health, notes that raising youth awareness through social action is a step towards creating the first tobacco-free generation.” The Quebec Council on Tobacco and Health strongly encourages the government of Quebec to table its new Tobacco Act in order to better protect teens,” he said. “The new Tobacco Act was scheduled to be tabled in the spring of 2015.”
Michael J. Cohen