On Saturday, February 18, a fundraising activity organized for l’École élémentaire catholique Curé-Labrosse took place at Parc Samuel Reilley in St-Eugène. People from the community were invited to skate and have fun to the sound of music.

The activity – which was a great success, with approximately 350 participants – was carried out thanks to numerous partners and sponsors, but largely thanks to a collaboration between the Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l’Est ontarien (CSDCEO) and the Township of East Hawkesbury. In addition to raising just over $1,000 with the activity, the Optimist Club of St-Eugène/Ste-Anne presented a check for $1,000 to the CSDCEO, as well as a check for $500 to the municipal recreation committee.

The CSDCEO would like to thank the many volunteers as well as the following partners and sponsors: Georden Farms, Ferme Reilly, Custom Business Solutions, Hydro-Ensemencement Phaneuf, Indépendant Asselin, Stéphane Seguin Dairy Farm Equipment, the Township Recreation Committee, the Township of East Hawkesbury and the Optimist Club of St-Eugène/Ste-Anne.

Curé-Labrosse Catholic Elementary School in Saint-Eugène, originally created under the name Notre-Dame-de-Fatima, has a rich tradition of teaching excellence and offers innovative programs to nearly 100 young people from kindergarten to Grade 6. In June 2022, the school received provincial EcoSchools certification for its environmental commitment.

Left to right: Lucie Charlebois, president of the Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l’Est ontarien (CSDCEO); Gilles Bélanger, president of the Club optimiste St-Eugène/Ste-Anne; Jessica Lanthier and Maxime Phaneuf, parents and organizers of the fundraising event at l’École élémentaire catholique Curé-Labrosse. Submitted Photo