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5th July 2011

Bell Aliant Pioneers Award Twelve SMART Boards To Provincial Schools

Bell AliantThe Bell Aliant Pioneers are marking 100 years of volunteering and community support by the TelecomPioneers and awarding twelve SMART Boards to schools in Newfoundland and Labrador.

“Across North America the TelecomPioneers are celebrating 100 years of community volunteering and fundraising,” said Joan Neil, President of the local Pioneers Chapter. “In Newfoundland and Labrador the Bell Aliant Pioneers have been active since 1972 and to celebrate we are awarding twelve SMART Boards to schools in the province.”Smart Technologies

Over the past two months students around the province have been participating in a contest and have submitted presentations that highlight their schools’ volunteer efforts, the history on the Bell Aliant Pioneers and what a SMART Board would mean to the school. In addition to the SMART Boards the Bell Aliant Pioneers will donate $500 to each of the schools who submitted a presentation. The total value of the donation by the Pioneers is $55,000.

“This donation reflects our commitment to funding programs that support literacy and education,” said Neil. “Last year alone we recorded over 33,000 volunteer hours and donated over $73,000 across the province.  In addition, among other projects, we delivered over 1,100 books for literacy and distributed 450 backpacks filled with school supplies donated by Bell Aliant employees and retirees to a variety of local community groups.”

The winning schools were notified in time for their year-end assemblies and the SMART Boards will be delivered in time for the new school year. SMART Boards are being awarded to:

  • Queen of Peace Middle School, Happy Valley-Goose Bay
  • Green Bay South Academy, Robert’s Arm
  • E.A. Butler All Grade,  Mckay’s
  • Xavier Junior High, Deer Lake
  • Canon Richards Memorial Academy, Flower’s Cove
  • Coley’s Point  Elementary, Coley’s Point
  • Catalina Elementary, Catalina
  • Random Island Academy, Random Island
  • Ackerman Elementary, Green’s Harbour
  • Newtown Elementary, Mount Pearl
  • Morris Academy, Mount Pearl
  • Roncalli Elementary, St. John’s
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