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MVPS students, staff and seniors tour the DCMA as part of the GrandPals project

November 10, 2017

ORANGEVILLE, Ontario – Groups of Orangeville students, teachers and seniors are exploring local history together.

On November 9 and 10, participants in Montgomery Village PS’s GrandPals project visited the Dufferin County Museum & Archives (DCMA).

Together, they explored the museum, listened to historical stories and learned about the museum’s many artifacts.

On Nov. 9 and 10, 2017, students and staff from Montgomery Village PS, along with local seniors, visited the DCMA.

The trip to the DCMA is just one of the activities that GrandPals students and seniors are doing together this fall. Also this year, GrandPal Groups will meet regularly to read together, discuss their family history, and participate in activities that focus on themes such as family, traditions and work.

The GrandPals project was originally developed at MVPS and has evolved from year to year. GrandPals brings together students and seniors, bridging generations and offering rich intergenerational programming.

Students and seniors meet regularly, asking questions, sharing stories and developing genuine friendships. The project encourages seniors to remain deeply connected with the community and students benefit from the wisdom of their elders.

Recently, MVPS teachers Marc Mailhot and Lynda Brown were named the recipients of the 2017 Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Teaching for their work with the GrandPals program. 

You can learn more about the GrandPals project at

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