Ecole Jean-Paul II

  1795 Main Street
Val Caron, Ontario P3N 1R8
Phone : (705) 897-4434
Fax: (705) 897-3741


Grade 3 & 4 Students From Ecole Notre Dame de L'Esperance Introduced To Golf

Vic 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 individual instruction.  

Former Easter Seal Ambassador Doesnít Let Her Physical Disability Affect Her Attitude

Eleven 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 Blezard Valley

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 range. 

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.

Minor Hockey Team Raises Money For Breast Cancer Research As Well As For Own Expenses
The Northern Sports Photo Crush Atom House 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.


Student Page Is A Free Public Education Service Provided To
The Schools of Valley East by
Robert Kirwan, B.A. (Math), M.A. (Education)
Independent Education & Career Planning Advisor
Member of the Ontario College of Teachers
His office is located at the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre, Hanmer, Ontario
Office Phone: (705) 524-7006       Home Phone: (705) 969-7215