BY MARGARET CALDBICK
Staff Last Friday, Alexandria hosted a huge “mega-rally” with over 1,000 students, teachers and alumni, and zanily-dressed mascots, from each of the 32 schools from the Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l’Est ontarien (CSDCEO) marking a double celebration.
La Journée UNIS...CSDCEO underlined achievements, under the “Change le monde” theme, and the 20th anniversary of the founding of French-language Catholic school boards in Ontario.
The big gathering on the arena surface of the Glengarry Sports Palace had all the trappings of a concert, with the arena’s big stage set up, a professional lighting and sound system, and an exciting entertainment lineup of professional musicians and former students that included Mattawa's awardwinning singer/songwriter and producer Akeem Ouellet who is now based in Ottawa. Ouellet’s brand of Franco-Ontario rock pop had hundreds of students singing
STARS: Several well-known performers, such as Manon Séguin, Brian St-PIerre, Mélissa Ouimet, Matthieu Leroux, Gabrielle Goulet, Martin Massé, Geneviève Éthier and Nicolas Doyon entertained. along and dancing to his new album project Dreams & Schemes...