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MONTREAL, FEBRUARY 7, 2018 – In conjunction with the school’s annual Pink Day celebration, social activist and double amputee Spencer West is set to visit Vincent Massey Collegiate (5925 27th Avenue) in Rosemount on February 19 (9 am and 10:45 am). 

West, who has shared the stage with luminaries such as former Vice President Al Gore, Dr. Jane Goodall, Rick Hansen, Mia Farrow, Martin Sheen and Martin Luther King III, will share his inspirational story and speak to the day’s theme of pink positive.

After losing both legs from the pelvis down at the age of five, Spencer West tackled challenge after challenge, learning to navigate in a world set against those with disabilities. As a global speaker, he has captivated hundreds of thousands, talking about redefining the possible.

West continues to spend his time speaking to young people around the world; inspiring them as to how to transform their lives where the need is greatest and help positive change happen in the world around them. He supports the students’ capacity to make positive change in their communities and have a positive impact on their school.

His message will resonate with all the students, various committees, staff and administration at Vincent Massey Collegiate who have worked diligently for the past six years to promote a safe school environment and positive school culture. VMC’s Pink Day 2018: Pink Positive celebration was organized through a collaboration between VMC’s SCA Be the Change and T.H.E. R.A.M.S. committees who believe that the promotion of perseverance, acceptance, understanding and empathy is essential to fostering a welcoming and safe school climate. This is an ongoing initiative that makes the school community at Vincent Massey Collegiate more inclusive and respectful for all.

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