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MONTREAL, FEBRUARY 7, 2018 – Students from Edward Murphy School in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve will be recognized for their “Opening Doors to Our Community” program at the upcoming We Day in Montreal on February 21.

In addition to being recognized by the We Organization, the students were also honoured by Cineplex for their efforts and received free movie passes.

The goal of “Opening Doors to Our Community” was to encourage youth to learn about each other, their neighbours, their environment, and to bring a sense of community to the neighbourhood they call home.  As part of the project, students also marked Canada's 150th and Montreal's 375th anniversaries and worked on building a positive relationship with their established community partners.

Organized by Rocco Speranza, the Spiritual Community Animator at Edward Murphy School, students travelled through their community, interacting with local citizens, visiting local green spaces and parks and paid homage to fallen veterans. They also visited community groups and organizations that help those in need and gave back through community groups by volunteering their time. They cared for their environment by picking up trash and littler along the way and spread the message of connecting with and taking care of the earth. They delivered the message of the WE Movement to the neighbourhood.

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