|ROYAL VALE TO INAUGURATE NEW CLIMBING WALL|
MONTREAL, NOVEMBER 18, 2015 – Students at Royal Vale School (5851 Somerled) in N.D.G. are rising to new heights courtesy of an indoor climbing wall that was donated by the Cote de Liesse Tennis Club. The state-of-the-art wall will be officially inaugurated on Wednesday, November 25 at 10:30 a.m.
The wall, which was built inside a renovated squash court, is set to complement a flourishing athletics program at the school. With the recent introduction of a hockey program, students have begun to flock to Royal Vale for its athletics, in addition to the school’s first-class reputation for science and mathematics.
“This project is two years in the making,” said Principal Nathalie Lacroix-Maillette. “I have to extend my sincere appreciation to Bill Palmer, who is a parent at our school, as well as a climber. Bill, along with the English Montreal School Board, were instrumental in making this happen for our students. We’re absolutely thrilled that the wall was donated to us and that it is now built and fully functional.”
“It feels really good to see the students taking advantage of the wall,” added Palmer. “Climbing is great for their confidence. Not every child is into the traditional team sports and this provides an alternative. It can really develop into a lifestyle, I really think climbing is a special activity and sport.”
Michael J. Cohen