St. Jean de Brebeuf Catholic High School in Woodbridge held a Blessing and Official Opening for its new Peace Garden and Outdoor Classroom on October 7, 2016.
The outdoor space was blessed by Father John Borean. School Trustee, Maria Marchese; School Principal, Rocchina Antunes; and St. Jean de Brebeuf Alumni, Adriano Volpentesta gave brief speeches and thanked the many people and organizations that contributed to the peace garden and outdoor classroom. Director of Education, Patricia Preston; Associate Director, Frances Bagley; Controller of Environmental and Office Services, Larry Tadman also attended the event on behalf of the Board.
The beautiful space was made possible by generous sponsorship and donations from many community partners. In addition, some of the funds raised from last spring's St. Jean de Brebeuf Fashion Show have also contributed to the new outdoor space. The garden was coordinated under the leadership, vision and hard work of Ms. Marianna Riossi and the school's Eco Club.