Marc Garneau Collegiate alumni offer gift of education

At their high school’s 20th anniversary reunion in 1992, the alumni of Toronto’s Overlea Secondary — now Marc Garneau Collegiate — decided to use the leftover cash from the party on a scholarship for promising new grads.

Since then, the Overlea Garneau Alumni Association has raised more than $200,000 and given out more than $140,000 in scholarships to students of the school that serves the struggling communities of Flemingdon and Thorncliffe Park.
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A Book About A 37 Year Teaching Experience at Overlea/Garneau

In comparison to any other teachers, I was lucky to have the longest teaching career at this school.  I thought it was incumbent me to record my experiences and perhaps in doing so provide some insights into the profession of teaching for those who are considering a teaching career or those who are already involved. I did carefully outline the highlights of the day to day activities of the staff and students in a humorous manner and try to share aspects of the special school environment that existed inside these four walls. Read More