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MONTREAL, JUNE 11, 2009- The English Montreal School Board (EMSB) will have a very strong and exciting presence at the Thursday, June 18 (8 p.m.)  Montreal Impact game at Saputo Stadium.

Some 2,000 tickets were sold to EMSB students and staff for the Impact game against Toronto FC, in the fourth and last game of the Nutrilite Canadian Championship. The EMSB enjoys an excellent partnership with the Impact. For four years now, the EMSB has teamed up with the professional soccer team for the Impact Stay In School Program, in which players visit the schools. Technical Director Nick DeSantis, captain Mauro Biello and a number of players graduated from EMSB schools.

During the game, the EMSB’s presence will be recognized and two students who have shown a love for soccer will be presented with $500 Tony Licursi Bursaries. Mr. Licursi was the team’s statistician and a devoted member of the James Lyng High School Alumni Association. He passed away three years ago.

This year’s recipients are Dean Jutras-Ouellette from St. Gabriel Elementary School in Point St. Charles and  Kayley Walsh from Royal West Academy in Montreal West.  Dean 12, is in Grade 6 an involved in extra-curricular sports in the school, both at lunchtime and after class. He has also taken part in Greater Montreal Athletic Association (GMAA) events this year.   Dean is the top student in his class, and does exceptionally well in math. Due to his family situation and financial constraints, he is not  able to play any organized sports in his community. He is also a responsible
big brother, walking his younger brothers home from school every day.
Kayley is an incredible student and athlete who has a tremendous passion for soccer.  She has been an honour student at Royal West for five years and is graduating with an 85 percent general average.  Her course load includes Physics and Chemistry and she hopes to continue in the field of health sciences.  “She is a leader in school and on the field and is a role model for all Royal West students and in her community,” says Vice Principal Tony Pita. “Her enthusiasm and work ethic is infectious. She is reliable and shows tremendous initiative and leadership.  It is an honour to have Kayley as a member of our soccer team, our athletic department, and our school community.”

The students will be presented with their bursaries during a  half time ceremony.


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