Graduation Day 2021 at Portage Lac Echo

On Tuesday, June 22nd 2021, Portage Lac Echo held an intimate graduation ceremony for three of Portage's anglophone program residents. This graduating class is part of the Mountainview High School Portage Campus at Lac Echo. The commencement, which was held on the grounds of Portage’s Lac Echo property, celebrated the graduates and students for their success during the school year. To many, the Graduation Ceremony is like the icing on the cake; a reward for all the efforts made, a window on the future. This crucial moment in the life of our youth represents another step towards adult life for them.


The graduates, each wearing the traditional graduation gown and the legendary squared cap, were honoured for the completion of their secondary education. The class’ two valedictorians delivered touching speeches after receiving their diplomas and a graduation gift. Guests included fellow residents from both the anglophone and francophone youth programs, staff, and the parents of these three graduates.


A special thanks to the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board teachers, Portage Anglophone Youth Program management and staff, Portage Lac Echo management and staff, to the students, their parents, and their families. Congratulations!



Sir Wilfried Laurier Schoolboard Teachers:

Maura Smith, Staff Assistant

Mylene Di Marzio

Francesco Pagnotta

Lauren Posner

Penny Crawley


Portage Anglophone Youth Program Management and Staff:

Melissa Parczewski, Manager

Stacylee Jourdain

George Stavropoulos


Portage Lac Echo Management and Staff:

Guillaume Potvin, Manager

Benoit Lauzon


Portage is proud of its residents’ academic success. Each year, the Montreal English-speaking adolescents program helps hundreds of teenagers overcome addiction. These young graduates are an endless source of inspiration to many of them.


On-site schooling is an integral part of the youth program at Portage’s rehabilitation centres across Canada. Since the pandemic, Portage has made every effort to ensure its young residents can pursue their studies despite the closures. For more information, visit our Portage Academy webpage.

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