Roslyn Choir

The 2010-2011 edition of the EMSB Intergenerational Program was launched on December 8, when the grade 6 choir from Roslyn School in Westmount appeared at the Cote St. Luc Senior Social Club’s annual Christmas and Chanukah Luncheon. Under the direction of Roslyn music teacher Brigit Kuchma, the 19-member choir entertained and delighted the crowd of more than 70 seniors with a 20-minute performance that featured a selection of Christmas and Chanukah songs. Also in attendance that afternoon were Roslyn principal James McMorran and several Cote St. Luc city councillors and administrators.

After a successful inaugural year in 2009-2010, the EMSB Intergenerational Program – in which elementary and high school students plan and participate in programming with senior citizens in a social and recreational manner – is now in its second year of operations. Thanks to a generous grant from the Foundation for Vital Aging, the EMSB Intergenerational Program will be able to expand its base to a network of seniors’ residences and organizations within the city’s West End. Most of the programming will be planned in conjunction with the EMSB’s group of Spiritual Community Animators.