news release

Franco-Espo - Francophone Catholic pride event in Espanola

June 3, 2013

Members of the media are cordially invited to attend the fourth Franco-Espo, a Francophone Catholic Pride rally in Espanola, on Friday, June 7. This event provides an opportunity for École Saint-Joseph and École secondaire catholique Franco-Ouest students from kindergarten to grade 12 to celebrate the vitality of their faith, language and culture. This year, students and staff from École Georges Vanier (Elliot Lake), École Sainte-Anne (Spanish) and École secondaire catholique Jeunesse-Nord (Blind River) will also be taking part in the activity, the only Francophone community activity in Espanola.

Damien Robitaille to present St-Jean Baptiste concert

Greater Sudbury, May 29, 2013)

On Thursday, June 6, at 10:30 a.m., some 1,900 grade 6, 7 and 8 francophone students from some 20 Greater Sudbury, Sudbury East, North Shore and other Northern Ontario schools will gather at Bell Park’s Grace Hartman Amphitheatre for the St-Jean Baptiste performance featuring the Franco-Ontarian artist Damien Robitaille. The concert is presented jointly by Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (CSCNO), Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l’Ontario (CSPGNO) and La Slague, with support from Laurentian University, the University of Sudbury, Collège Boréal, the Centre de santé communautaire du Grand Sudbury, and the Association canadienne-française de l’Ontario du grand Sudbury.

ESC Trillium unites to host the Run for the Fight against Cancer in Chapleau

May 21, 2013

On Saturday, May 25, at 11 a.m., some 50 Chapleau residents will take part in the 3nd annual Run for the Fight against Cancer organized by École secondaire catholique Trillium. Participants in this event may choose to walk or run a distance of 2, 5 or 10 kilometres. The registration fee for this fundraising event is $25 for people 12 years of age and over and $15 for participants 12 and under. Organized by school students and staff, this activity is an annual fundraising event in the fight against cancer. Proceeds from the race will be presented to the local Relay for Life organizing committee.

CSCNO schools to offer warm welcome to incoming junior kindergarten students

May 17, 2013

Since the start of May, Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (CSCNO) elementary schools have been offering a warm welcome to children who are starting junior kindergarten in September 2013 as well as their parents/guardians. All families having registered their children in a French language Catholic school are invited to the “Bienvenue à la maternelle” (Welcome to Kindergarten) event. Parents who have not registered their children in a CSCNO school still have time to register for this event by calling their neighbourhood school.