Toy Tea Group

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Eighteen participating EMSB schools managed to collect over 3,000 new toys for the 14th annual Christmas and Chanukah Toy Tea, which was held on November 30 at Tudor Hall, which is located on the 5th floor of Ogilvy's department store. The 3,000 toys will benefit children of battered women, children with AIDS and other children's charities in Montreal during this holiday season. This is the third year of the EMSB's involvement in the Toy Tea Campaign, which is an initiative of Spiritual, Religious and Moral Education Consultant Irene Miller. The participating EMSB schools were: Honoré Mercier, Dante, General Vanier and Laurier MacDonald in St. Leonard; Dalkeith in Anjou; Michelangelo in RDP; Edinburgh and Elizabeth Ballantyne in Montreal West; Dunrae Gardens and Carlyle in TMR; Royal Vale Elementary and High School in NDG; St. Raphael Elementary and High School in Ahuntsic; Lester B. Pearson in Montreal North; John F. Kennedy High School in St. Michel; and Vincent Massey Collegiate and Nesbitt in Rosemount. Pictured are the student representatives from each school, along with their respective spiritual community animators, teachers and administrators, who attended the event to drop off their donated toys and receive special certificates of participation from Suzanne Tailleur-Tremblay, wife of Montreal mayor Gérald Tremblay. The Toy Tea, chaired by Montreal philanthropist Ginger Petty, collects and donates brand new toys to over 5,000 children in over 26 shelters of various ethnic and religious backgrounds in Montreal.