The many smiles of the 25th anniversary



submitted by CECCE

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, L’École catholique organized the Smiles Challenge: a highly original contest that brought out over 3,600 creative smiles in its schools over the past few weeks! This great participation testifies to the joy, excitement and sense of well-being in more than 300 schools in Ontario’s eight French-language Catholic school boards.

“The Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est (CECCE), along with the seven other French-language Catholic school boards in Ontario, is delighted with the great participation of its school community. Our students have once again demonstrated their boundless creativity, an essential skill for success,” said CECCE Chair Johanne Lacombe .

“L’École catholique celebrates its 25th anniversary. What better way to bring joy to our faces and create a festive atmosphere in our communities than with positive, caring initiatives like this contest. I urge community members to vote for their favourite smiles amongst the finalists’ creations,” adds Marc Bertrand, CECCE Director of Education.

It’s time to vote!

Students, staff and the general public are now invited to visit the L’École catholique website to vote for their favourite “smile” among the 12 finalists from their school board. It will be possible to vote once a day for one “smile” per school board until May 7.

Thanks to your votes, three classes from each school board will win a prize of up to $300 towards a health and wellness activity or a field trip. Spread the word to your friends, family and social networks!

For more information on L’École catholique’s Smiles Challenge or to vote, please visit


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