|RTC CHRISTMAS TRADITION CONTINUES WITH ROCKING HORSES GIVE-AWAY 2013|
MONTREAL, NOVEMBER 20, 2013– In 1999 a teacher from Rosemount Technology Centre (RTC), made a rocking horse to give to his daughter for Christmas. It generated so many comments and ideas that in 2000 the Cabinetmaking Department built 20 more to give away to needy children at Christmas.
This spirit of giving has become part of the fabric of RTC.
For the past 14 years, during the months of November and early December, volunteer students and teachers have been busy at work in Santa’s wood shop building these rocking horses. Once completed, some are distributed to sick kids at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, the Shriners Hospital and Saint Justine Hospital while others are donated to charitable organizations and needy families with small children.
To date, the cabinetmaking department has built and donated over 250 rocking horses.
Michael J. Cohen