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Toronto Catholic District School Board

Skate to Great and Chevrolet Canada Donate Helmets


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Skate To Great and Chevrolet Canada have donated 7 skids of skating helmets that will be distributed to schools throughout the TCDSB.
In meeting with several school principals in Areas 3 and 4 the need for skates and helmets was brought to the attention of the Community Relations Department during the 2015-2016 school year. David Letra, Community Relations Officer, connected with Laurel Etkin (General Manager of Skate To Great) and she was instrumental in donating hundreds of pairs of skates that were distributed to both elementary and secondary schools throughout the TCDSB during last year’s school calendar.
As a follow-up, the Community Relations Department reconnected with Ms. Etkin for the 2016-2017 school year and received two hundred pairs of additional skates that were distributed to: St. Robert CS, St. Marcellus CS, St. Wilfrid CS, St. Francis Xavier CS, St. Augustine CS, Our Lady of Guadalupe CS, St. Antoine Daniel CS, St. Jerome CS, St. Kateri Tekakwitha CS, St. Cosmas and Damien CS and Madonna CSS.
There are ongoing requests for helmets from schools this year. In a meeting with Skate To Great, the organization collaborated with Chevrolet Canada to secure another large donation of skating helmets, which will be distributed to TCDSB schools by the Community Relations Department.
Skate To Great and Chevrolet Canada will host a skate date with TCDSB schools St. Jerome CS and St. Thomas Aquinas CS at the Mattamy Athletic Centre be on February 13 from 11am to 1 pm.