EMSB Retirees' Dinner
One hundred and twenty-three people attended the annual retirees' dinner, which took place on October 24th at Le Crystal Reception Hall in Ville St. Laurent. The evening honoured 93 retiring employees of the EMSB who worked as educators, administrators, professionals and support staff, and whose combined years of service to the Board added up to 2,242 years.
A video message of well wishes from EMSB Chair Joe Ortona was played to the guests present. Where he wished he stated “As you embark on this new chapter of your life, remember that retirement is not the end but a new beginning. It’s time for you to explore your passions, travel, take up new hobbies, or simply savor the joy of doing nothing at all. The choice is yours, and that’s the beauty of retirement – you get to write your own story from here on out.”
Present was the Director General, Nick Katalifos, who wished everyone; “As you retire, remember that you have left behind a legacy of encouragement, achievement and work ethic that will always be part of your coworkers. Congratulations and thank you for all that you have given and accomplished for the EMSB”
Also, present were Deputy Director General (Administration) Jack Chadirdjian, Deputy Director General (Education) Pela Nickoletopoulos, Regional Director (West) Jimmy Giannacopoulos, Regional Director (AEVS) Angela Spagnolo, several EMSB Commissioners, and Senior Administrators who presented each retiree with a special thank-you gift of a crystal decanter.