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WESTMOUNT HIGH CELEBRATES LEGACY OF TERRY FOX

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MONTREAL, OCTOBER 20, 2010 Leadership students from Westmount High School recently joined physically disabled and visually impaired children from the Mackay Centre  and Philip E. Layton Schools in N.D.G., to take part in the ninth annual “Walk, Roll and Run” in honour of Terry Fox.

Since the inaugural event in 1992, the schools have raised over $38,000 for the Terry Fox Foundation. This year continued the long tradition of bringing children and representatives from the three schools together to participate in an inspirational and tear-jerking morning of joint fitness activities, which culminates in a 30 minute walk, roll and run around the Westmount High School track.

“It was a great event which raised lots of money for the Terry Fox Foundation,” said Jeff Kosow, co-organizer of the event and a physical education teacher at Westmount High School. “The leadership students have an amazing time and so do the kids from the Mackay Centre and Philip E. Layton.”

The event is one of many which involves Westmount’s Leadership and Community Action Program. This unique course gives students an opportunity to enrich their lives by not only becoming an instrumental part of their school community, but by reaching out and becoming an active member in the community at large.

“Students walk away from their Leadership course with endless new personal and life skills that they gain from activities like volunteering at food drives, community suppers, churches, youth programs, sporting events, hospitals and planting community gardens,” added Kosow. “The sky is the limit when it comes to expanding their personal horizons and becoming more active and aware citizens in their community.”

Watch the video of the event at http://vimeo.com/15963258.

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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