RBC/Rotary Club of Moncton West & Riverview Partnership Supports Edith Cavell School




As a new member of the Rotary Club of Moncton West & Riverview (RCMWR), Richard Tower was personally moved and proud of all the great work his Club does to support Edith Cavell School. Hearing the Principal’s heart-warming stories about how the Club has made a positive impact on these children is truly inspiring. Richard and his colleages at RBC shared this information with the RBC Donations Committee and qualified for a $1,000 donation: the Rotarians’ work and special projects are aligned with RBC’s "Believe in Kids Pledge". Thanks again for allowing RBC to be involved.


The RBC "Believe in Kids Pledge" is a five-year, $100 million commitment to improve the well-being of at least 1 million kids and youth. They believe kids are our future: for our economic prosperity, the health of the planet and the hope of humanity. They believe kids need and deserve their complete commitment so they can be healthy in mind, body and spirit. That’s why they support a wide range of charitable and community health, education, arts and sports programs for children and youth.




Two years ago the Rotary Club approached Edith Cavell Principal, Donna Arsenault, to ask what they could do to make a significant difference to learning in the school. Her immediate response was that they needed class sets of iPads, one for the elementary and one for the middle school level. These would be used under the supervision of the classroom teacher, programmed to meet each student’s individual learning needs and shared among the classes at each level. Edith Cavell is a small school, and thus receives a very small equipment allocation, and the demographic of many of the parents means there is often no computer in the home.


A class set is 20 iPads; each set also requires a console with laptop (for the teacher’s control) and charging station. Total cost for two class sets: $20,000+. Over the past two years the school, with the support of RCMWR and fellow RBC staffer Mark Beverley, has been able to purchase one console and 13 iPads. The $1,000 donation from the RBC Foundation will bring that number to 16.


RCMWR’s FOCUS - is on youth. They have been leveraging their resources through a number of local organizations and institutions, of which Edith Cavell school is one.


In the past 12 years the Rotary Club of Moncton West & Riverview has provided more than $1.2 million in support to local and international projects – they do not have any administrative overhead. To raise funds they have 3 major fundraisers – Investors Group Charity Golf Classic in August, Ticket Draw in November and for the first time in July 2014 Rotary Ribfest Moncton.


Thank you for your support.