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ST. PIUS X CULINARY INSTITUTE MOURNS TRAGIC DEATH OF STUDENT AT ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

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MONTREAL,  MARCH 16, 2010   St. Pius X Culinary Institute in Ahuntsic and the English Montreal School Board (EMSB) are in mourning following the tragic death Sunday of Alexandre Hamelin. He was a student at the school, having just enrolled in January.

Alexandre became fatally trapped under a float during the parade. He attended the parade with a friend who is also part of the Culinary Institute.

“Our staff and students were all in shock,” stated  Principal Marysa Barassi. “We spent some time with them, and encouraged students to share their memories of Alexandre. Some were in tears. It was visibly painful for everyone. 

We will do our best to forge on. In the back of everyone’s mind  is the agonizing lesson that we are not invincible, even at 20 years of age.”

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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