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EDWARD MURPHY TO UNVEIL REVAMPED LIBRARY THANKS TO GENEROUS PRIVATE DONOR

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MONTREAL, JANUARY 27 , 2010-  Edward Murphy Elementary School in Hochelaga Maisonneuve (6800 Pierre de Coubertin) will formally unveil its revamped library on Wed.  Feb. 3 (9:30 a.m.). This was all made possible thanks to a $25,000 donation from Burovision, a Montreal-based company which combines its  industry expertise in creating dynamic work environments with quality, versatile products to deliver a stimulating arena for student learning.

Since  1991 Burovision has offered continued support to   community causes such as Centraide, The Old Brewery Mission, La Sociéte de Recherché sur le Cancer, Coalition Priorité Cancer au Québec, Sun Youth and FERDIE. This year their team dedicated its  efforts to improve education through an initiative that supports teachers, classrooms and early childhood reading.  

Last year Edward Murphy School  introduced a reading program designed to encourage literacy with young students. This program, along with a lunch time Italian PELO (Heritage Language)  program, after school daycare, teacher and  parent  meetings,  are all held in the school library. School officials felt the the library was in need of an upgrade and they were grateful for Burovision’s intervention.

Burovision worked with Principal Nancy Richer to solicit the involvement and ideas from her Grade 5 students. The result was a collaborative approach between Burovision and the students and faculty to create a beautifully enhanced library.

Burovision has donated and installed new calibre bookcases for reading materials, Maya Lin Stones for impromptu individual reading, and the design-award winning Spark chairs by Knoll for group study. Their partners at Interface flooring supplied the accent carpet tiles to create a warm and inviting environment that will encourage children, teachers and parents to enjoy the library.

 

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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