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NESBITT ELEMENTARY STUDENTS PLAY FOR PASSION AND PEACE DURING WORLD CUP WEEK

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MONTREAL, May 26, 2010 – After winning the CBC School Needs Project, Nesbitt Elementary School in Rosemount is set to kick off World Cup Week, illustrating the power of soccer in promoting unity between cultures around the world.

The upcoming week-long tournament which was created to celebrate integration and diversity will begin on June 7  at 10:30 a.m, with the opening ceremonies. Marching into the school’s gym will be students representing five nations, followed by the singing of their respective national anthems as well as the proper player and coach oaths.
World Cup Week will wrap op on June 11 with a day of celebrations which include the championship game, closing ceremonies and trophy presentation. Throughout the day, booths representing each country will be open, giving students from other cycles the opportunity to learn about each nation, sample local delicacies and even bring home a souvenir.

All visitors will also have the chance to donate funds to the survivors of the Haitian earthquake who were brought to Montreal by La Maison D’Haiti. Each booth will have a collection can and all the proceeds will go directly to the organization.
World Cup Week was made possible by the $2,500 prize awarded to Nesbitt Elementary School in the CBC School Needs Project. The project was sponsored by CBC Television News Montreal and CBC Radio One's Homerun (88.5 FM), the Foundation of Greater Montreal (FGM) and the Alexander and Ruth Dworkin Foundation (ADF).

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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