Montréal, May 23, 1997 - Marylin Jacques, 10, of the Marie-Reine des Coeurs elementary school and Étienne Rochette-Salmont, 11, of the Sainte-Claire elementary school lived a unique experience on May 21 by becoming security agents for a day. Indeed, wearing an official uniform and accompanied by an agent, they patrolled the métro network from 8 in the morning until 4 in the afternoon.
Marylin and Étienne were the lucky winners of a draw made following information sessions held by STCUM prevention agents during the Semaine du respect de la loi organised by the Club Optimiste - Montréal Olympiques last April. They took part in this activity to raise the awareness of elementary school students regarding the regulations and behaviour relating to their safety within the public transit system .
This experience was very much appreciated by both Marylin and Étienne. They were touched by the warm reception the personnel of the surveillance department gave them and impressed by the meeting we had scheduled for them with the press. They commented that it had been an unforgettable day.
(bas de vignette) Left to right: Étienne Rochette-Salmont, Sainte-Claire elementary school and Marylin Jacques, Marie-Reine des Coeurs elementary school accompanied by STCUM prevention agents Serge Fréchette and Michel Fugère (in the background, at the left).
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