news release

Celebrating 50 Years of success at École St-Étienne!

May 2, 2018

École St-Étienne (Dowling) will be celebrating its 50th anniversary this Saturday, May 5. Over 180 former students, families and staff members will gather at the Dowling Leisure Centre (70 Main St. West) at 5 p.m. for the homecoming evening. Guests are also invited to tour the school (located at 70 Houle Ave.) at 4 p.m. before making their way to the Leisure Centre. Members of the media are invited to attend these events highlighting an important moment in the history of the school and the community of Dowling.

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Some 500 students from across Ontario to gather in Greater Sudbury for the Franco Basketball tournament

April 27, 2018

From May 1 to 3, some 500 young athletes from 38 boys’ and girls’ teams will gather in Greater Sudbury to take part in the 40th Franco Basketball Tournament. Organized by the Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (CSCNO) with the support of the Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l’Ontario, this tournament will bring together grade 7 and 8 students from several Ontario Francophone Catholic and public school boards to allow them to compete in a friendly basketball tournament, while also building friendships with Franco-Ontarian students from all over the province.

New student trustees elected to the CSCNO board for the 2018-2019 school year

April 25, 2018

The Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (CSCNO) is proud to announce the election of two new student trustees for the 2018-2019 school year.

For the Algoma and Manitoulin Districts, Cloey Odenback, a grade 10 student at École secondaire catholique Franco-Ouest (Espanola), will succeed Emily Fox. As for the Sudbury District, Vanessa Morris, a grade 10 student at École secondaire catholique Champlain (Chelmsford), will follow in Simon Paquette’s footsteps. Cloey and Vanessa will begin their new one-year mandate on August 1, 2018.

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An evening of music with Collège Notre-Dame’s Le Bistro

April 23, 2018

On Thursday, April 26, Collège Notre-Dame’s Le Bistro singing café will present its new repertoire to the public. Doors open at 6:30 pm at the school located at 100 Lévis Street in Sudbury. Snacks will be available for purchase during the intermission. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at the Collège Notre-Dame main office or at the door prior to show time. All profits will go towards the school’s We Committee as well as the Health campaign in India.

Le Bistro will present hits by Francophone artists, a few English hits translated into French as well as four original songs composed by the students. The production, guided by Ms. Renée Dupuis, will please music enthusiasts of all ages. Launched in 2006, Le Bistro finds its musical inspiration in blues, rock, country, folk music, and, of course, in French song. Additionally, Collège Notre-Dame’s art students will produce “Live Art” during the show, using what they hear and see as inspiration. The works of art will be sold during the silent auction that will be taking place that evening.