|MISS EARTH CANADA TO MEET STUDENTS AT EDINBURGH AND GENERAL VANIER ON EARTH DAY|
MONTREAL, APRIL 20, 2005- The English Montreal School Board (EMSB) will mark Earth Day at many of its primary and secondary institutions on Friday, April 22 (1:15 p.m.), notably at Montreal West’s Edinburgh Elementary School (500 Hudson) at 9:30 a.m. and General Vanier Elementary School (4555 Buies) in St. Léonard at 1:15 p.m. where Miss Earth Canada, Tanya Beatriz Munizaga, will visit.
Ms. Munizaga, 23, speaks English, French, Spanish, Croatian and Italian. She represented Canada at the Miss Earth World Pageant in the Phillipines last fall. She won Miss Earth Talent. A graduate of the Montreal Radio and Television School, she is interested in the media as well. General Vanier Principal Nick Katalifos says his students are preparing for their biggest Earth Day yet.
The main focus of the Miss Earth competition is to promote awareness and involvement in youth and the preservation of the environment. Ms. Munizaga will talk to the students and then join them at the start of cleanup of their schoolyard at recess. In the event of rain, the cleanup will take place inside the school building.
Meanwhile, at Roslyn Elementary School in Westmount students will be planting new hedges and Toyota Canada will present an award to the school for its greening initiatives.
Michael J. Cohen