EMSB Annual Retirees' Dinner - 2019
One hundred and thirty-seven people attended the annual retirees' dinner, which took place on October 29th at Le Challenger Reception Hall in Ville St. Laurent. The evening honoured 98 retiring employees of the EMSB who worked as educators, administrators, professionals and support staff, and whose combined years of service to the Board added up to 2,220 years.
EMSB Chair Angela Mancini, along with Vice-Chair Joe Ortona, Deputy Director General (Administration Division) Benoit Duheme, Deputy Director General (Education Division) Evelyne Alfonsi, Regional Director for the West Sector Pela Nickoletopoulos, Regional Director of the East Sector John Pevec, Regional Director for AEVS Angela Spagnolo, several EMSB Commissioners, and senior administrators from Human Resources, Financial Services and the Regional Office, East Sector, presented each retiree with a special thank-you gift of a crystal decanter with four stemmed glasses.
Some of the longest serving employees honoured that evening were James Lyng High School Documentation Technician Kamlesh Jain-Jain, who retired after 45 years of service; AEVS Regional Cosmo Della Rocca, who retired after 43 years of service; Elizabeth Ballantyne School teacher Sharon Friedmann, who retired after 42 years of service; and St. Pius X Craeer Centre teacher Steve Verbich, who retired after 24 years of service.