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Two UCDSB Schools Receive Posthumous Donation Totaling $100K
Two UCDSB Schools Receive Posthumous Donation Totaling $100K
Posted on 10/07/2022

October 7, 2022Two Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) schools are the gracious recipients of a posthumous donation from well-known Rideau community volunteer, Norman G. Lapointe.

Lapointe, who passed away in 2021 and was known for his tireless community service and volunteerism, left South Crosby Public School and Rideau Vista Public School each $50,000 to be used for students. The two schools were not selected at random. Lapointe was instrumental in the breakfast programs at both schools for decades.  

“This extremely generous donation is very much appreciated,” says Rideau Vista Principal Chris Boston. “It speaks volumes about how much this school means to the community and it will go a long way to enhance the learning and learning environment for our students.”

Executor to Lapointe’s estate, Dave Moore, recently presented both schools with a cheque and engaged in conversation with staff and students. Both schools will be utilizing the funds for their breakfast programs, field trips, and investing in additional tools and supports for students. 
Students accept a cheque from Dave Moore, Norman G. Lapointe’s estate executor, who left $50,000 to the school.
 

“We would like to thank Mr. Moore for the work he has done and of course to the estate of Mr. Lapointe for this huge gift to these community schools,” says South Crosby Public School Principal David Balfour. “Mr. Lapointe felt strongly about improving the lives of the children in the community he loved, and we will ensure the donation will be used in that spirit.”   

Superintendent Marsha McNair expressed her appreciation to the late Norman G. Lapointe and his generous donation. "Our schools are more than a place for education – they’re a community fixture and our success in educating students couldn’t be done without the kindness and support of those who live in those communities and support our schools. We are forever grateful for our many partnerships." 

 

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April Scott-Clarke   Manager of Communications   Upper Canada District School Board   [email protected] 

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