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Next chapter: Lasalle students present memoirs to seniors Dec. 8th

The next chapter in the Intergenerational Memoir Project will be written on Wednesday, December 8th, 2010 when students from Lasalle Secondary School present memoirs to 14 seniors at Extendicare Falconbridge in Sudbury.

Family, friends, Extendicare personnel and volunteers are being invited to participate in the celebration along with the students and their senior partners. The project has given students a dynamic and meaningful way of building upon and further developing their communications skills.

“Students will present their senior partners with a scrapbook/album that captures the story of their lives,” said teacher Kathy LeBreton. “It will certainly be an extremely touching celebration, the culmination of a wonderful project that has helped to bridge a generation gap and formed new friendships.”

The memoirs will provide a tribute that will be treasured for generations to come. The specially-bound albums of memories and photographs will focus on a number of themes – early childhood and early school days; young adult years, high school, dating, courtship, war experiences, and the depression; raising a family, marriage, babies, parenting, and community involvement; earning a living, volunteering and retirement; hobbies and celebrations; and relationships, including important people, pets and places.

In Rainbow Schools, the Intergenerational Memoir Project is providing a rich history lesson while promoting literacy and life skills. Students are not only gaining an appreciation for the many contributions our seniors have made, they are also putting their creative abilities to the test as they capture these vibrant pasts on paper – for today and, more importantly, for tomorrow.


Media Contact:

Jeff McKibbon, Principal, Lasalle Secondary School,

Rainbow District School Board, 566-2280.