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ST. JOHN BOSCO STUDENTS TO PRESENT 10 QUILTS TO CHILDREN WITH CANCER

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MONTREAL,  MAY 15,  2008-   –   The presentation of  10 quilts for   children with cancer at the Montreal Children’s Hospital will take place at St. John Bosco Elementary School (6255 Hamilton) in Ville Émard on Monday, June 9 (1 p.m.).

Anne Macaulay, the Chaplain in Pastoral Ministries for the Oncology Department, will be present along with another representative from the Montreal Children’s Hospital, as will English Montreal School Board Director General Antonio Lacroce.

“These quilts have not only spiritual, community, cross-curricular, skill-building and confidence-building dimensions, they also represent our gift to the community on this, the 10th year of the EMSB,” says Spiritual Community Animator Catherine Cherry, noting that material and supplies came from donations from the families at St. John Bosco as well as from an EMSB Multicultural grant.

Ms. Cherry says that the teachers were all involved during the classes, knotting, sewing, and ironing. “I could not have done this without the guidance and behind the scenes work of Roma Ali Bocas, a quilter, and lunch-time supervisor, and after school teacher,” Ms. Cherry insists”.

 “My long-time friend Carrie Marchand, who recently retired as head of the Computer Science Department at Dawson College, has added hours and hours of sewing and loving presence with the children.”

Principal Chantal Martin was integrally involved in the project.   “This was a major school and community project,” says Ms. Cherry. “And the quilts are beautiful!  The students did a great job!”

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Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213
E-mail: mcohen@emsb.qc.ca