MEDIA ADVISORY: École secondaire publique Le Sommet in Hawkesbury welcomes, for the very first time, France’s Ambassador to Canada

OTTAWA, November 19, 2013  – The Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario (CEPEO) and école secondaire publique Le Sommet are happy to welcome France’s Ambassador to Canada, His excellency Philippe Zeller, November 22, 2013, in Hawkesbury.


The French Ambassador will make a presentation on the economy, geography, and history of the European Union to Le Sommet’s students and to a group of students for école élémentaire publique Nouvel-Horizon, also in Hawkesbury.  The presentation will be followed by a question period.


The ambassador’s visit is part of a joint project between the Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario (CEPEO) and delegations from European Union countries to improve student’s knowledge of EU countries.  The project aims to develop, in the students, a greater intellectual curiosity, and international sensibility, as well as heightened respect for all cultures.  Since the project’s inception, la year, French, Belgian, and European Union ambassadors to Canada have visited many CEPEO schools.


WHAT : Presentation by His Excellency Philippe Zeller, France’s Ambassador to Canada, at école secondaire publique Le Sommet


WHEN : Friday, November 22, 2013,  9:30 to 11:00 am


WHERE : École secondaire publique Le Sommet Hall – 894, Cécile Boulevard, Hawkesbury K6A 3R5


Media who wish to attend may do so by confirming their presence at:


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Écoles de choix, Conseil de choix. A leader in education and environmental management, the Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario (CEPEO) is the only school board in North America to offer the ISO 14000 program for students, a program recognized worldwide by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The CEPEO is also currently integrating the ISO 14001 standard into its practices; this standard sets out requirements for an environmental management system. The CEPEO serves close to 13,800 students and includes 38 French-language elementary and secondary schools across Eastern Ontario.




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