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If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. - African Proverb
3 PPCLI PARTNERSHIP
3rd Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry
In 2008, we planted a tree in front of Laval Senior Academy (Laval Liberty High school at the time) in memory of one our alumni, Sgt. Chris Karigiannis, who was killed while serving with 3PPCLI in Afghanistan on June 20, 2007.
When we planted our maple tree on November 11, 2008, our students asked an important question.
"Why do we wait until people die in order to recognize important contributions to our community?"
We stopped to listen to our students to consider what they were saying. Through the discourse that followed, we found a way to recognize people in our society who are making meaningful contributions today.
We realized that we missed the opportunity to care for Sgt. Karigiannis, but we can care for his friends and family.
In 2009, we adopted 3PPCLI and since then we have been working together to remember those who we have lost in war. In their memory, we work to become leaders seeking peace in our hallways, community, nation and world.
Through our partnership with 3PPCLI, our soldiers help us to work and understand how to build teams and how to develop healthy and cooperative dynamics within the team as we set out to achieve our objectives. Our soldiers help us to contemplate our world and our roles in it. Our soldiers work with our leadership teams at camps and play hockey with us.
Since 2009, our students have recorded over 150 000 hours of active citizenship and volunteer work in Laval, Quebec, Canada, and around the world. We have developed relationships with some of Canada's top leaders who invest in our youth as they learn to use their voices, move in positive directions and establish a better world around them.
ASL has been given special permission to wear the colours of 3PPCLI as we work to be people of action that pursue excellence in a better world.