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Friday, 13 August 2010 16:14

Moncton here we come!

Written by  Anne-Marie Collette

The Maritimes are calling me home...  is it for real?  Could it be?

I was vacationing in the Moncton area since July 16th, relaxing on the beaches, visiting my family and eating poutines râpées (an Acadian delicacy) at Chez Léa, in a magical and mystical place called Bouctouche to help me slow down and reconnect with Mother Nature.

In this state of euphoria, I set up an appointment with Maurice LeBlanc, director of FSM who is a member of the committee spearheading the Community Peace Center (Check it out: www.communitypeacecentre.ca/index.php). I thought it would be just a simple informal conversation to get information on their vision and goals.  To my surprise this first meeting led to a second one with 2 more members wishing to connect with me.   An offer was put on the table... as of last week, we at CCTP will have an active presence in the creation of the Peace Center that will open its doors in June 2011.  Wow!!!

Now, to top this all off, a gem of a place is waiting for me...  I found a home/ a piece of heaven on earth, on the oceanfront in Shediac in order to be a part of this dream. This will be the perfect place to add the final touches on the School Peace Education Framework Manuscript.

 

 

Last modified on Friday, 13 August 2010 17:24
Anne-Marie Collette

Anne-Marie Collette

Anne-Marie Collette has devoted her life to inspiring others. As a public school teacher, facilitator and educational leader for over 25 years, her innovative programs and unique teaching methods have attracted local, provincial and national recognition. In the spring of 2004 parents of her Grade 2 students coupled with school administrators applauded Anne-Marie’s exceptional holistic and heart-centered programs by nominating her for the Lieutenant Governor’s Excellence in Education Award for elementary grades in Manitoba.

Anne-Marie has been called a soulful teacher and is gifted with the ability to see and nourish the inner spark that she believes fuels the passion and wisdom in all of us.  She believes that each person is a wholesome being having a spiritual experience. Through love and inspiration she encourages others to find and follow the path of their own inner-wisdom. An enlightened speaker, she touches the hearts of children and adults alike with insightful messages and stories.

Anne-Marie is currently co-developing a Framework for the CCTP School Peace Program.  Her summer assistant, Erin Hulme and CCTP director, Robert Stewart along with parents, educators, notable university professors, authors and many more have offered her valuable feedback and research based literature during this SPP gestation period.  On Friday of the conference, the Framework will be shared with all.  In small group settings, some aspects of the SPP will be developed on sight by all participants.  The National School Peace Education Program Action Plan that will emerge from the conference will be presented to Ministries of Education in 2001 and will be posted on the SPP website.  The completed version of the SPP Framework will also be available on the SPP website.

She is currently writing her first book which will serve as an essential reference for educators of the 21st century. In her spare time, she enjoys walking in nature, reading, dancing, traveling, cooking, meditating and learning Spanish.

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