Media advisory - Launch of 2013 Hooked on School Days

Émilie Heymans, Richard Legendre and Catherine Girard-Audet invite Montrealers to encourage our young people

MONTREAL, Feb. 7, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - From February 11 to 15, 2013, Hooked on School Days will be taking place across Quebec. Thousands of activities will be presented to encourage young people to stay in school. Montreal Hooked on School cordially invites journalists to the launch of the 2013 edition in Montreal on February 11, at 10 a.m.

The launch will kick off the third Montreal edition of Hooked on School Days and will provide an opportunity to announce the program of activities that will take place in various neighbourhoods throughout the week.

Also, there will be testimonials by three well-known Montrealers:

  • Catherine Girard-Audet, children's book author
  • Émilie Heymans, quadruple Olympic medallist in diving, and fashion designer
  • Richard Legendre, executive vice-president, Montreal Impact and Saputo Stadium

Attending the launch will be Gilles Petitclerc, president of Montreal Hooked on School and executive director of the Commission scolaire de Montréal, Andrée Mayer-Périard, executive director of Montreal Hooked on School, and 150 stakeholders with an interest in school perseverance. Mr. Petitclerc and Mrs. Mayer-Périard will provide an update on graduation rate in Montreal.


What:  Launch of 2013 Hooked on School Days
When:   Monday, February 11, 2013, 10 a.m.
Where: Société des arts technologiques, 1201 Saint-Laurent Blvd., Montreal
  Testimonials by :
    Émilie Heymans
    Richard Legendre
    Catherine Girard-Audet
  Address by Gilles Petitclerc, president, Hooked on School Montreal, and executive director, Commission scolaire de Montréal
  Address by Andrée Mayer-Périard, executive director, Hooked on School Montreal
  150 stakeholders with an interest in school perseverance



For further information:

Interview requests:
Émilie Dutil-Bruneau
Office: 514-843-2370
Cell: 514-654-3180

For information about Hooked on School Montreal: 
Mireille Aubin, communications coordinator
Hooked on School Montreal
514-286-2346, ext. 201

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