April 8, 2019

Over 150 young chess masters will meet in Wawa on Thursday, April 11, for the sixth Franco-Nord-Ouest Chess Tournament. The competition, hosted by Wawa’s École Saint-Joseph, will attract francophone students from the following Northwestern Ontario French language Catholic and Public schools: Saint-Joseph (Wawa), St-Joseph (Dubreuilville), Notre-Dame-du-Sault (Sault. Ste. Marie), Trillium (Chapleau), Sacré-Cœur (Chapleau), Escalade (Wawa), Orée des Bois (Dubreuilville), and Cité-Supérieure (Marathon).

The Tournament will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at École Saint-Joseph (101 Churchill Ave, Wawa). All participants will be entitled to five games. Competing players will be divided in four categories: grades 3 and 4, grades 5 and 6, grades 7 and 8, and grades 9 to 12. Prizes will be awarded to winning teams and top students in each category.

Students from Wawa’s École Saint-Joseph have acquired a reputation for their passion for chess, a discipline that requires considerable strategizing in addition to memory and problem-solving skills. By hosting this friendly francophone tournament, the school is seeking to promote the game and help Northwestern Ontario youth to discover both this discipline and develop their chess skills.

 For more information, please contact École Saint-Joseph (Wawa) teacher René-Guy Nobert at 705-856-2003 or reneguy.nobert@nouvelon.ca .

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 learning environment and academic program that runs from early childhood to adult education, with some 7,000 students enrolled in 27 elementary and 10 secondary schools.

Brigitte Morin
External Relations Coordinator
Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario
705-673-5626, ext. 389
705-690-9740 (cell)