Grade 3 & 4 Students From
Ecole Notre Dame de L'Esperance Introduced To Golf
Whissell, owner of the Valley Family Golf Centre on
Regional Road 15 in Blezard Valley, takes a moment out to show Veronique
Beaudry some of the finer points of how to hit a golf ball. Veronique is a
student in Ms. Celine Hogue's class at Ecole Notre Dame de
L'Esperance. Ms. Hogue is watching with two more students, Sylvie Pilon
and Steven Beaupre.
Each June, the Grade 3 & 4 classes have been coming
out for a two-hour lesson from Vic to introduce the young boys and girls
to the game of golf as part of the Physical Education curriculum.
Vic Whissell has the children take all of the golf balls
they need during the session and he personally goes around providing
Easter Seal Ambassador Doesnít Let Her Physical Disability Affect
year old Jeanie Rochon-Poirier never lets her physical disability get in
the way of trying out new experiences.
Here she is getting some
golf tips from Vic Whissell, owner of the Valley Family Golf Centre on
Regional Road 15 in
Jeanie, who is a former
Easter Seal Ambassador, was on a field trip with her Grade 4 class from
Ecole Notre Dame de líEsperance.
Every June the school sends
their Grade 3 and 4 classes for a two-hour outing on the driving
Jeanie is a victim of
Spina-Bifida, but according to her Teacherís Aid, she is a model student
who accepts all challenges and loves being with people.
Jeanie was a great
Ambassador for Easter Seals during her two-year term and continues to
provide motivation and inspiration to everyone she meets.
Vic Whissell has a soft
spot in his heart for all children who attempt to learn the game of golf.
It is, according to Vic, one of the best sports in the world, and
something that you can enjoy playing your entire life.
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League Team was in the mall selling raffle tickets on a Flite Pink Hockey
Stick valued at around $250. Proceeds from the sale of tickets are to be
used to help defray the cost of tournaments for the team, but the club is
also devoting half of the money to Breast Cancer Research.
Shown above, helping her mother, Nicole, with the ticket sales, is ten
year old, Veronique Beaudry. Veronique is in her 2nd year playing hockey,
having spent three years in figure skating. She is definitely finding her
figure skating training a big help in her transition to the game of hockey.
"My brother plays hockey, so I wanted to try it out too," explained
Veronique who likes all of the usual things about hockey, such as making new
friends, going to tournaments, and the competition. But her favourite thing
about the sport is, "scoring goals!"
Veronique attends Grade 5 at Ecole Jean-Paul II in Val Caron.
The draw for the hockey stick will be made on December 16, 2006 at 6:30
p.m. In order to accommodate whoever wins the stick, it is also available
blue, Junior or Senior, and for a left or right hand player.