18th annual Christmas and Chanukah Toy Tea

Fourteen participating EMSB schools managed to collect about 3,000 new toys for the 18th 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 toys will benefit children with AIDS and children who are being sheltered and protected from abuse, war, poverty and/or violence. The participating EMSB schools were: Honoré Mercier in St. Leonard; Dunrae Gardens and Carlyle in TMR; Lester B. Pearson High School in Montreal North; Roslyn in Westmount; LaurenHill Academy (Junior and Senior Campus), Parkdale and Gardenview schools in Ville St. Laurent; Vincent Massey Collegiate and Nesbitt in Rosemount; and Royal Vale School, Marymount Academy and Willingdon in N.D.G. Representatives from each school attended the event to drop off their donated toys and receive special certificates of participation. Attendees were also treated to performances by the Roslyn and Willingdon choirs. As well, Willingdon and Roslyn each gave a monetary donation towards the cause; the monies were collected from fundraisers that were held recently by both schools.