This is What We Can Do When We all Work Together
Over the past few weeks, Rowntree Montessori Schools students have been running, walking, biking and working together for an important cause, the Terry Fox Foundation. Did you know that Terry Fox ran for 143 days in a row and ran a total of 5,373 kilometres before stopping just outside of Thunder Bay, Ontario? Terry was forced to stop because cancer had spread to his lungs. Before returning to BC for treatment, Terry said “I’m gonna do my best. I’ll fight. I promise I won’t give up”.
Every year, thousands of Canadians participate in Terry Fox Runs and Terry Fox Fundraising events. To-date, over $800 million dollars has been raised for cancer research in Terry’s name.
RMS Raises $5,675 for the Terry Fox Foundation
RMS is incredibly proud to report that our teachers, students and their families raised over $5,675 in Terry’s name. Our students, teachers and staff ran/walked/biked a total of 3,100 kms collectively. These totals will go down in the RMS record books.
We’d like to thank our generous supporters for their ongoing support. Over the past few weeks our students have been learning about Terry Fox, a Canadian legend and hero, and have been busy walking, running and getting active, all while generating awareness about this important cause.
To learn more about the Terry Fox Foundation and how you can contribute, please click here.
Developing Well-Rounded Students
RMS supports the development of well-rounded individuals, by teaching them character development and values, and helping our students build the confidence to share his or her talents and skills, as well as to have empathy and compassion for those in need. RMS students learn about giving back to the communities that they live in, as well as participating in important causes, such as the Terry Fox Fun. The Terry Fox Run is an annual Rowntree Montessori Schools’ tradition.
To learn more about Rowntree Montessori Schools’ Award-Winning Academic programmes, please contact our Admissions Office at: 905-790-3838.