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April 10, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Students from Bishop Allen Academy will participate in an Exchange Program with students from Maani Ulujuk Ilinnarvik High School in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut.
Bishop Allen students will travel to Rankin Inlet April 19 to 26 and the Rankin Inlet students will visit Toronto May 10 to May 17. The exchange involves 14 students from each school plus teachers.
The itinerary for the Rankin Inlet students includes a visit to Bishop Allen Academy on May 14th for a breakfast with student council and a day of classes and environmental work in a local ravine. The school is located at 721 Royal York Road, Etobicoke. Other highlights of their stay in Toronto include Toronto tourist attractions, a picnic and a trip to Niagara Falls. During their visit, students will be billeted in family homes.Toronto students will also attend classes with their counterparts in Rankin Inlet as well as learn square dancing, go fishing and igloo building, listen to stories told by Elders, go dog sledding, enjoy traditional Inuit meals and games.
Bishop Allen Academy established a relationship with the Rankin school last year. Bishop Allen students were selected for the trip based on a paper they submitted, outlining why they want to go and included references from teachers.
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The Toronto Catholic District School Board educates close to 90,000 students from diverse cultures and language backgrounds in its 201 Catholic elementary and secondary schools and serves 470,375 Catholic school supporters across the City of Toronto.
Mary Jo Deighan
Communications, Public and
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