News release

Major Renovations Begin at École Rose-des-Vents

Students, teachers and parents are celebrating the start of a major renovation project at École Rose-des-Vents in Greenwood today, Nov. 26.

The $6.5-million project will see the construction of a new gymnasium and information technology lab.

"These renovations will make an excellent school even better," said Premier John Hamm. "And the benefits go far beyond the students and staff at École Rose-des-Vents. Any time we improve one of the province's francophone schools, we're supporting Nova Scotia's Acadian community and heritage, of which we're very proud."

The four-year project will also include the construction of a new furnace room and electrical room, as well as the conversion of the existing gym to a cafeteria.

"The new facilities will be a great addition to both the francophone and anglophone communities of the Annapolis Valley," said Louis Cormier, principal at École Rose-des-Vents. "The school will more than ever become a real focal point for local people and community groups."

École Rose-des-Vents has 183 students in Grades primary to 12.

The renovations will be completed in 2007.

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They're celebrating at École Rose-des-Vents in Greenwood.

Premier John Hamm and Education Minister Jamie Muir were on hand today (November 26th) to help kick off a four-year, six- point-five-million dollar renovation project that will see the construction of a new gym and computer lab.

The premier says the renovations will make an excellent school even better.

The renovations will also include a new furnace and electrical room.

École Rose-des-Vents has 183 students in grades primary to twelve.

The renovations will be completed by 2007.

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Contact:

Andy Paterson
Department of Education 902-424-3150 E-mail: