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JP I HIGH SCHOOL TO MARK REMEMBRANCE DAY NOV. 10 VIA THE 65TH ANNIVERSARY OF CANADA’S INVOLVEMENT IN ITALIAN WWII CAMPAIGN

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MONTREAL, NOVEMBER  5, 2009-     John Paul I Junior High School  in St. Léonard (8455 Pré-Laurin) will mark and honour the 65th anniversary of the Canadian Forces involvement in the Italian Campaign of World War II on Tuesday, November 10 (10:15 a.m.). 

This commemorative ceremony will  take place the day before Remembrance Day.
Students are playing an active role in  producing the trilingual (English, French and Italian). ceremony, preparing  decorations, speeches and poems. They are also working on an interior cenotaph. The school choir will perform as well.

Over 20 Canadian and Italian veterans and dignitaries, including Federal Minister of Veterans Affairs   Greg Thompson,  Consul General of Italy Giulio Picheca, St. Léonard-St. Michel Liberal MP Massimo Pacetti, MNA, Jeanne-Mance-Viger Liberal MNA. Filomena Rotiroti and St. Leonard Mayor Michel Bissonnet  have  been invited to attend the ceremony. School Spiritual Animator. This project will take place over the  course of the academic school year whose aim is to sensitize the youth of their duty to remember. The project is entitled The Spirit of Remembering; The 65 anniversary of The Italian
Campaign.
It will carry on the remainder of this year.

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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