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HCDSB News Release
Tuesday, October 09, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Official Unveiling of The Friendship Bench at Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School
 

WHAT:

On Tuesday, October 16, 2018, Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School will participate in a special ceremony to bless and unveil the yellow Lucas Fiorella Friendship Bench.
 

WHEN:

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 8:45 AM
 
 

WHERE:

Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School
2333 Headon Forest Drive, Burlington, ON L7M 3X6
 

WHY:

The bench is part of the #YellowIsForHello initiative created by The Lucas Fiorella Friendship Bench campaign, a national not-for-profit based in Oakville.​

The bright yellow Friendship Bench serves as a safe space for students to connect with their peers and a visual reminder of the importance of speaking openly about mental health issues.

Friendship Bench Co-Founder and Oakville resident, Sam Fiorella and his friends launched #YellowIsForHello in April, 2015, in memory of Sam's son, Lucas, who suffered in silence for a number of years and lost his battle with depression in October 2014.

*PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES ~ Members of the media interested in attending the unveiling of the Friendship Bench at Notre Dame are asked to make prior arrangements through the Board's media contacts.​​​ ​​​​​​​​​​ ​​​​


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Media Contact:
Amanda Bartucci
Strategic Communications
Halton Catholic District School Board
905-632-6314, ext. 246
bartuccia@hcdsb.org
Alternate Media Contact:
Juliana Gligoric
Strategic Communications
Halton Catholic District School Board
905-632-6314, ext. 230
gligoricj@hcdsb.org

 

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