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MONTREAL, MARCH 22, 2011 – Responding to the overwhelming demand of parents, Pierre de Coubertin Elementary school (4700 Lavoisier) in St. Léonard will be introducing “Camp Fusion,” a nonprofit summer sports camp designed to promote athletics and physical activity.

Camp Fusion is the brainchild of Donato Nucciarone, a first year Health and Physical Education student at McGill University and Pierre de Coubertin alumnus. Donato, who aspires to become a physical education teacher himself, realized that their community lacked a sports-centric environment for local children. Using the expert guidance provided by his mother Felicia Ianiro Nucciarone, an EMSB volunteer of 17 years, Donato hammered out a proposal which was instantly accepted by principal Nick Katalifos last August.
“The goal of the camp is to be a service to the community and provide employment to young adults who are studying to be teachers,” said Felicia Ianiro Nucciarone, who will assist the camp by handling all administrative duties this summer. “This is going to be a community summer camp at the local school, in a familiar environment for the children and providing activities that will keep them moving and excited.”

Beginning on June 27 and running until August 26, the camp will operate daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. as well as offer a daycare for two hours before and after each day.  Children will enjoy a variety of games organized by their councilors in addition to daily activities organized by a sports coordinator. Due to the sports-centric theme of the camp, they will have supplemental activities such as Arts & Crafts and Mad Science only twice per week. The rest of the activities will encourage students to stay on their feet and remain active.

Campers will also be able to take advantage of the many facilities at Pierre de Coubertin which include the gymnasium, equipped with a rock climbing wall, a jungle gym, Tarzan rope as well as a complete assortment of sporting equipment. Outside the camp, students will use city parks, pools, and the library as well as also go on weekly fieldtrips to locations such as the Funtropolis, Biosphere, Putting Edge (Glow in the dark Miniature Golf), Escalade Action Directe amongst many others. Every activity will ensure that the children enjoy a summer filled with physical activity, learning and motor skills development.

Early registration will take place at Pierre de Coubertin School (4700 Lavoisier) on March 24 and March 26 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and cost $95 plus tax/week (excluding outing) and $120 plus tax/week (including outing). A non-refundable $10 registration fee applies.

Late registration will cost $105 plus tax/week (excluding outing) and $130 plus tax/week (including outing).

Parents are invited to contact either Felicia Ianiro Nucciarone or Donato Nucciarone via e-mail at or by phone at: 514-328-4620, 514- 242-7436 or 514-502-7961.
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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