|EMSB’S INAUGURAL “BATTLE OF THE BOOKS” COMPETITION SET FOR APRIL 11|
MONTREAL, APRIL 11, 2016 – Students from LaurenHill Academy in St. Laurent and Vincent Massey Collegiate in Rosemount will face off in a head-to-head test of their literary knowledge, as the English Montreal School Board (EMSB) holds its first-ever “Battle of the Books” competition, which is set to take place on Monday, April 11 in the Laurence Patterson Room of the EMSB Administration Building, located at 6000 Fielding Avenue in NDG, starting at 7 p.m.
“Battle of the Books” is a fun and engaging way for students and their families to get excited about reading, while also building confidence and teamwork skills. Held at the LBPSB since 2013, the Battle has steadily grown each year to include an increasing number of schools from across the city. This will be the first year that the EMSB will hold its own elimination game at the Board level to determine a finalist for the Ultimate Battle.
The EMSB “Battle of the Books” on April 11 will also include appearances by a number of special guests such as Jason Grimmer, manager of Drawn & Quarterly; young adult author Eisha Marjara; Marc Tessier of Les Éditions TRIP; and Matthew Shapiro, EMSB teacher and guitarist in the popular band Young Galaxy.
ETS would like to thank CBC Canada Reads, Drawn & Quarterly, Livres Babar and Librairie Paragraphe for supporting this event. Admission is free to the competition, and is open to the public.
Michael J. Cohen