For broadcast on February 15, 2019
Le Collège Reine-Marie embarks on esports !
Electronic sport to teach healthy lifesyle, academic success, counter isolationism, cyber addiction and prevent school dropout !
A first private high school on the Island of Montreal will offer an esports concentration program this fall !
Montreal February 15, 2019, the Montreal Esports Academy (MEA) together with le Collège Reine-Marie announces with an immense enthusiasm their partnership in order to offer an Esports-Studies Competitive Program all about esports to the students of the institution as early as fall 2019.
Our program promotes a healthy and structured video game practice. Coaching and education are great ways to prevent cyber addiction and cyber bullying.
Such a program has the same benefits for participants as traditional sports programs. Improvement of physical and psychological health, socialization, reinforcement of the sense of belonging (team spirit), increase of self-motivation and reduction of school dropping, to name only these.
Our program is built on the acquisition of sustainable skills and applicable to other areas.
Students will go to the MEA for esports training on the morning and they will travel to in their regular school in the afternoons.
36 weeks – 5 days a week – 3 hours a day
1 flexible day per week for study or play
Distribution of daily time (approximate)
- 30 minutes of physical activity
- 60 minutes of theory
- 90 minutes of play
About le Collège Reine-Marie
Le collège Reine-Marie was founded in 1956 by les Sœurs de la Présentation de Marie as the Queen Mary Family Institute. The principal of the school has been secular since 1994. In 2006, l’Institut Reine-Marie opted for the denomination of Collège Reine-Marie.
In the fall of 2009, la communauté des Sœurs de la Présentation de Marie announced the departure of the nuns from their Montreal home to their mother house in Saint-Hyacinthe. The collège Reine-Marie chose to take advantage of this important space left open by the nuns by opening her educational project for boys in September 2012, by building a new pavilion..
In the fall of 2010, an institutional succession process was put in place and ended on September 1, 2011 with a transfer of responsibilities to the new Board of Directors. It is composed of members delegated by the communauté des Sœurs de la Présentation de Marie and lay people.
In September 2012, the first cohort of boys made its entrance. Composed of three classes, this male cohort has a program focused on sports and technology..
The college inaugurated a new triple gymnasium in December 2012. In addition to the gym already available, the college now has four trays to meet the needs of students.
In the fall of 2016, the college celebrates 60 years of existence at Saint Joseph’s Oratory.
Today, several hundred students attend our institution.
9300 Saint-Michel Boul.
Montreal, Quebec H1Z 3H1
Tel. 514 382-0484
Fax. 514 858-1401
About the Montreal Esports Academy
The Academy’s Mission is to develop programs and offer services in order to supervise the practice of esports while focusing on prevention and healthy lifestyle habits in order to create the best e-athletes at home from Coast to Coast.
Launched in April 2018, the Academy is a company founded by Montreal Esports and Patrick Pigeon (co-founder and president of la Fédération québécoise des sports électroniques), with Georges Saint-Pierre as co-owner. Like its owner and other top athletes, the Academy promotes healthy lifestyle, prevention and balance between sport and other aspects of everyday life.
MONTREAL ESPORTS ACADEMY
3715 Saint-Laurent Boul.
Montreal, Quebec H2X 2V7
TElephone : 514-545-9100
Some reminder points, facts and a scoop:
Electronic sport to teach healthy lifesyle, academic success, counter isolationism, cyberaddiction and prevent school dropout !
Such a program has the same benefits for participants as traditional sports programs. Improvement of physical and psychological health, socialization, reinforcement of the sense of belonging (team spirit), increase of self-motivation and reduction of school dropping, to name only these. Coaching and education are great ways to prevent cyberaddiction and cyberbullying. Our program promotes a healthy and structured practice of video games, which did not exist at the time.
You can read a preview of the Program Structure offered at École Edouard-Montpetit and this structure will be similar to our other partner institutions such as Collège du Mont-Sainte-Anne. Students will go to their regular school in the morning (or afternoon) and travel to the Academy for their esports training in the second half of their school day.
On September 14th, 2018, the Montreal Esports Academy (MEA) has announced with an immense enthusiasm the launch of the very first 100% Esports-Studies Program in Canada. This program, launched in collaboration with the Édouard-Montpetit High School of la Commissions scolaire de Montréal, is a major step forward for the growth of esports in Quebec and Canada. The famous Hashtag <# Esportsétudes> spread like wildfire in social networks during the first hours in from the United States of America to the shores of France (French only). The Edouard Montpetit high school received a correspondence from le Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur, in October 2018, to follow up proper appellation and, hopefully, the ministry will be listening to our young people through us for their development on this global phenomenon in which Quebec could be a potential leader!
On October 30th, 2018, the Montreal Esports Academy (MEA) has announced that his first group of 12 students in competitive concentration in electronic sport was filled and that a second group would be created for Fall of 2019. Some inscriptions remain open for the Open Doors of April 2019.
On February 4, 2019, the Montreal Esports Academy (MEA) has announced its partnership with le Collège du Mont-Sainte-Anne for a an Esports Competitive Concentration (ECC) for its students in the city of Sherbrooke.
On February 15, 2019, the Montreal Esports Academy (MEA) announce its partnership with le Collège Reine-Marie or a an Esports Competitive Concentration (ECC) for its students in the municipal borough of Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension in Montreal. This is a third school to commit to offering its students such concentration for the next school year and a second school on the island of Montreal.
On February 23, 2019, the Montreal Esports Academy (MEA) will announce its next big news during the First Esports Initiative of the Montreal Canadiens : the NHL19 tournament presented by Bell to be held at the 1909 Taverne Moderne, rebroadcast live on Twitch.tv/mtlesports and at the Marché Bonsecours Square at the launch of the Montréal Joue activities.
Concentration in electronic sport (esports) and other similar programs in Quebec not affiliated with the MEA or the Academies Esports of Canada
Our program is the first in Canada to offer instruction focused on the healthy practice of video games and to do so in a formula equivalent to the various traditional Sport-études programs in Quebec (French only). It is therefore through our unique approach that we can differentiate ourselves from electronic sport concentration programs or other similar programs. In addition, our program is 100% esports and does not include computer programming, arts or other non-related to the pure development of an e-athlete who wishes to win the first place on the podium at eSports tournaments in Canada and around the world.
It is important to note that our program is not a Sport-études program. This nuance is very important because, unfortunately, the fact that esports are not recognized as a sport in our province is blocking access to all government programs such as Sport-études. La Fédération québécoise des sports électroniques is actively working to make e-sports a reality, as it is already the case in no less than 22 countries, and another 24 countries will soon follow.