EF Tours to Holds Special Information Seminar Prior to Volunteer Night
EF (Education First) Tours, a company that offers and organizes educational-based tours for students to destinations across Canada and around the world, will be part of the 2018 English Montreal School Board Parent Volunteer Appreciation Night on Tuesday, April 17 at La Renaissance reception hall (7550 Henri-Bourassa East) in Anjou.
EF Tours joins La Capitale Financial Services, Steve’s Music Store, Green Apple Studios, Loft Uniforms, Fana Sports, Hannah Promotions and Building Blocks Tutorials as sponsors of this event.
During Volunteer Night, between 5 and 6 p.m., EF Tours will conduct a seminar, in which attendees will learn all about its tours and its mission, in particular how it fosters global awareness and empathy. As well, they will find out about EF’s experiential learning model, and how it goes well beyond just sightseeing, so that participating students can discover more about the world around them and take home a great deal of broader perspectives, whether it be through participating in cultural activities, tasting local dishes, learning to speak a different language or meeting locals.
Since 1987, EF Tours have organized 50 tours for 12 EMSB schools. Royal West Academy in Montreal West was the first EMSB school to partner with them. Others have included: LaurenHill Academy in St. Laurent, Royal Vale School in NDG, Laurier Macdonald High School in St. Leonard, Westmount High School, Rosemount High School, Lester B. Pearson High School and Gerald McShane School in Montreal North. John F. Kennedy High School in St. Michel and Vincent Massey Collegiate in Rosemount. Over the past 31 years, a total of about 1,722 EMSB students have participated in trips that were put together by EF Tours.
Founded in 1965, EF Tours has become the world leader in international education by focusing on opening the world through education through cultural experiences, language and academics. They have conducted educational tours in Japan, Italy, Greece, Costa Rica, France, Spain, the U.K., Germany, the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Ecuador, Canada, and the U.S. As well, there will be new tours to Scotland, Panama, Australia, New Zealand, plus Normandy to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion.
For more information, consult EF Tours’ website at www.eftours.ca.