Love to Read Week

Honoré Mercier Elementary School in St. Leonard launched its celebrations for I Love to Read Week on Jan. 25 in recognition of Family Literacy Day. Activities were aimed at encouraging students to read, and to share the gift of reading with others. Special guests such as Frank Verillo (Ward 17 Commissioner), Massimo Pacetti (Liberal MP), Filomena Roti-Roti (Provincial MNA) and Linda Fraraccio, (The Q Promotions Manager)were invited to read stories in either English or French to students from Pre-K to Grade 6. Ms. Fraraccio, a former Honoré Mercier student herself, shared a short story she had originally written for her daughter, The Princess and the Pearls, to Grade 6 students. Students also got a chance to meet David Bouchard, a Métis-Canadian author from Victoria B.C.