|ROYAL WEST ACADEMY INAUGURATES NEW $2.5 MILLION GYMNASIUM|
MONTREAL, FEBRUARY 19, 2008- The official inauguration ceremony for the new Royal West Academy (189 Eaton) Gymnasium project in Montreal West was held on February 18 with a wine and cheese reception, followed by the ribbon cutting and ceremony. The Royal West Honour Band performed while the school’s female volleyball team put on an exhibition.
The actually cost of the gymnasium was $2.5 million, with the Royal West Academy Foundation contributing $300,000 and the EMSB $150,000. It is officially being named the Royal West Academy Foundation Gymnasium.
N.D.G. Liberal MNA Russell Copeman, who was instrumental in securing the provincial government funding, was among the special guests to speak at the ceremony. So was Montreal West Mayor Campbell Stuart, EMSB Director General Antonio Lacroce, Royal West Academy Foundation Past President Margaret Wada and School Principal Mary Reynolds.
Michael J. Cohen