Fred Chyrstal, Superintendent of Planning and Facilities, welcomed attendees to the event. Greetings were given by Janet MacLaren on behalf of MPP Jack MacClaren, Chairperson Elaine McMahon and Sandra Moore, Trustee for Zone 2.
The assembled crowd then watched as students from St. Gabriel Elementary School gripped shovels and participated in the sod turning for their new school. A special blessing was performed by Fr. Virgil Amirthakumar, Parish Priest, St. Isidore. Director of Education Denise Andre gave her closing remarks and thanked all in attendance, including staff, students and parents from St. Gabriel and architects and contractors who were present. After the ceremony, attendees were invited back to St. Gabriel Elementary for a tour and reception.
Sandra Falcomer works in the OCSB Communications Department, and also provides support to the Directorate Department. Sandra facilitates the Board’s presence at outreach events and trade fairs for the public and manages various internal communications tools and products.