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MONTREAL, MARCH 16, 2016  – Students from three English Montreal School Board (EMSB) schools: Rosemount High School and Nesbitt Elementary School in Rosemount and Gerald McShane Elementary School in Montreal North are joining forces in the second annual Cook for a Cure to raise money and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Society of Montreal.

Last year, Cook for a Cure raised $10,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society of Montreal.

As a result of the project’s incredible success, the initiative has grown into a two-part intergenerational project. Initially, students will be delving into their family’s history and contribute to a recipe book that will highlight their past through a signature family dish. The official launch of the book will take place on Wednesday, April 13 (7 pm) at the Leonardo Da Vinci Centre (8370 Boulevard Lacordaire) in St. Leonard.

Following the book launch, students will be recreating their family’s signature dish at the Cook for a Cure gala, set to take place on Wednesday, May 11 (6 pm) at Plaza Antique (6086 Sherbrooke East) in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.

In addition to tasting over 60 family recipes, guests in attendance at the gala will be treated to a sit-down meal. The highlight of the evening will be the presence of a number of celebrity chefs including Sergio Mattoscio, from Industria and Top Chef Canada; Joe Mercuri from Restaurant Mercuri and Michele Forgione, owner of Impasto and Gema, whom will judge the 60 dishes and name one as the evening’s best. 

The entire project was organized by Vince Lacroce, Spiritual and Community Animator, with the cooperation of Pat Buttino, Cultural Director of the Leonardo Da Vinci Centre, Giulio Di Minno and Fabio Ianero, Owners of Plaza Antique (Plaza PMG Group), Nick De Palma, Owner of Inferno, David Fuoco, Owner of Les Delices Rosa, Cristina Muccardi, Owner of Cook and Date, Sabrina Mazza, Representative Alzheimer's Society of Montreal, Marco Gagliardi, Principal of Rosemount High School, Christina Chilelli, Principal of Gerald McShane, and Scrocca, Interim Principal of Nesbitt School.

For more information on the project and the Cook for a Cure gala, please visit:

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