Cornucopia Association of Canada and Best Bites Catering extend a hand to students
Chastitie Greaves told her story of coming to Montreal from St. Vincent and the Grenadines and trying to acclimatize to her new environment, mostly the snow, cold temperatures and studying in a new language, French.
It wasn’t much fun. But it was long before she hunkered down and learned to live with the climate and to master her schoolwork. It wasn’t long before she was at the head of her class. This past June she graduated from the three-year Nursing Program at John Abbott College and is now on her way to a Bachelor of Integrated Nursing degree at McGill University.
Chastitie, whose goal is to pursue a career as a cardiac nurse and who also volunteers at Beaconsfield Manoir, told her story at the Legacy Continues event staged at the Roosevelt Hall in Town of Mount Royal on Saturday, August 29, by Cornucopia Association of Canada and Best Bites Catering.
She was speaking on behalf of four other high achieving students – Davonna Lawson, Omar Remus, Akeen Kidder Alexander and Tafari Codington Thompson – who are returning to school this semester boosted and encouraged by a little financial support from Cornucopia and Best Bites.
The four university students and another who is in his first year in college moved guests at the event with their poise and impressive academic records.
Davonna, an accomplished athlete who recently graduated from Vanier College, is making her way to John Molson School of Business in the Bachelor of Commerce program, heading toward a career as an accountant.
Omar is also heading to John Molson School of Business where he is enrolled in the Human Resources program. Ultimately his goal is to go into Law and a career as a corporate lawyer.
Akeen, a second year Building Engineering student at Concordia University, hopes to one day get involved in a structural project that will be of significance for our community.
And young Tafari, who is in his first year at Dawson College in the Law, Society and Justice program, is unwavering in his determination to become a lawyer, a passion stoked as he volunteered at the Mile End Legal clinic.
The Legacy Continues event featured a rousing motivational speech by Brian Smith, founder of the Monnie Monnaie project, which promotes financial literacy and community building among youth.