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Generations Foundation: Peace and art are the fruits of summer camp

Children line up to board the bus to summer camp in the Laurentians last month. (Photo courtesy of Generations Foundation)

Children line up to board the bus to summer camp in the Laurentians last month. (Photo courtesy of Generations Foundation)

Everyone looks forward to the last week of school, especially those who are graduating.

Adrian Bercovici and I presented the Generations Foundation Citizenship and Community Awards of commemorative plaques and laptop computers to six students at six schools. We also participated in graduation ceremonies at St. Raphael, St. Gabriel and Elizabeth High School. Each school proudly recounted stories of hard work and caring. Since 2000, Generations Foundation has been part of the equation by presenting food programs to 96 schools and learning centres.

With another successful school year ended, on the St. Jean Baptiste long weekend we met buses waiting for campers to board for a special destination: summer camp in the Laurentians. For 14 summers, thousands of children have gone to sleep-away camp, a trip made possible by the sponsorship of Generations Foundation and their generous donors.

We joined the hustle and bustle and felt the buzz of excitement and anticipation. Before long, the parents happily waved goodbye and the campers were off to make new friends, to swim, rock climb and more. Thankfully, these children would not be playing outside on the hot city streets.

The words written and sung by Allan Sherman: A Letter From Camp Granada came to mind.

514-933-8585, generationsfoundation.com

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