Tuesday 31 October 2023

"My Montreal" Conference to feature media personalities, singer Brittany Kennell, educators and more on Nov. 27

Perspectives I & II  Alternative High Schools ( 7770 20th Avenue)  in St. Michel will host a special inspiring event called  “My Montreal” conference on Monday, November 27. 

Christina Capobianco

This motivational summit, organized by Spiritual Community Animator Vince Lacroce, Perspectives staff members Stefano Castricato and Diana Borges, along with Creations Marketing PR Owner Christina Capobianco and Joseph Ruvo of Les Delices Lafrenaie, is a collaborative effort involving local community leaders, professionals, and influencers who are passionate about uplifting the youth in the community. The intent of this event will provide outreach high school students with valuable guidance and inspiration to unlock their full potential as they navigate through the challenges of life and education.  

Vince Lacroce

The program will unfold via  sessions  at  9:30 am , 10:30 am, 11:15 am and 12:40 pm.  AIM students  (a program designed to encourage success for small groups of students between the ages of 12 and 15 by teaching the curriculum to their current levels of achievement and understanding) from Laurier Macdonald High School in St. Léonard and  Perspectives I will have an opportunity to participate in four simultaneous conferences and conversations around the school.

“We are truly honoured to have so many community members from various walks of life support this initiative,"  said Mr. Lacroce. "They will share their personal journeys, emphasizing the importance of resilience, determination, and perseverance in achieving their goals. They will lead discussions on topics such as leadership, community involvement, and the importance of education, and encouraging students to become active participants in their own development.”

The presenters will be paired up to provide their perspectives on life and providing support and a voice for others in need.

Cousin Vinny

Session 1: Laura Casella (Morning Anchor at Global Television and radio host on The Beat 92.5), Cousin Vinny (Morning Host on Virgin Radio), Alexandru Sorin (Canadian Olympic Athlete), and Brittany Kennell (Canadian Country Music Singer). 

Brittany Kennell

Session 2: André Durocher (Retired Head of Communications Department of Montreal Police Force), Sandro Piscitelli ( Montreal Firefighter from Caserne 50  | Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie), and Pamela Pagano-City News Reporter and EMSB East End Schools Media Advisor.

Session 3: Johnathan Sbrollini (Founder of Camp Lift), Sgt. Eric Washburn (Member of the Canadian Grenadier Guards), and Dwight Walton former Canadian Olympic Basketball Player and newly appointed General Manager of the Los Angeles Ignite Basketball Team and Sabrina Marandola (Award-winning Journalist and host of CBC’s Let’s Go! with Sabrina Marandola).

Session 4: Anthony Pecoraro (Artist (Teetz) Perspectives High School Alumni), Lee Terki Artist (Jazz musician and Perspectives High School Alumni), Lina Heid, 27, Program Coordinator, Youth Mentor, and Founder of "A Mindful You" 

For more information, please contact Spiritual and Community Animator Vince Lacroce at vlacroce@emsb.qc.ca .

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