December 12, 2013

Students from Espanola’s École secondaire catholique Franco-Ouest will offer a friendly Christmas gift-wrapping service at Giant Tiger (270 Center St., Espanola) on Tuesday, December 17, from 4 to 6 p.m. Donations received will go towards the students’ fundraising campaign in support of the international charity Free the Children. Community members are invited to have their presents wrapped in exchange for a donation that will go towards this fundraising initiative.


É.s.c. Franco-Ouest and École Saint-Joseph students hope that the citizens of Espanola will support their effort to improve the quality of life in a developing world community through the installation of a well, thus providing villagers with access to clean drinking water.

The Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario offers a French Catholic Educational Program that is widely recognized for its excellence. The CSCNO provides a quality academic program that runs from early childhood to adult education, with some 7,000 students in 27 elementary and 10 secondary schools.

For more information, please call Mrs. Natalie Shlemkevich,teacher at École secondaire catholique Franco-Ouest, at 705-862-7437


Paul de la Riva
Communications and Community Development Coordinator
Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario
(705) 673-5626, ext. 294
(705) 677-8195 – cell phone