RCI Featured at WE Day on CTV Morning Live

Posted on Wednesday November 18, 2015

On November 10th forty-four members of the RCI and RCIS Interact Club attended WE Day at the Canadian Tire Center in Ottawa with 16 000 other students from the Ottawa area.  WE Day is an annual celebration to promote and celebrate youth making a difference in their local and global communities.  Students that attend this celebration earn their ticket through volunteerism by participating in a variety of different initiatives - both global as well as local.

RCI Interact members Elizabeth Scott (Grade 10), Nickie Nagy (Grade 12) and Mrs. Connie Matthews were interviewed by RCI alumnus Sarah Freemark for CTV Ottawa Morning Live to share what initiatives RCI students organized and participated in to earn their tickets to WE Day.  

The RCI Interact Club is involved in raising awareness and funds for five pillars of Free The Children, as well as local initiatives such as the Salvation Army’s “Christmas Angel Tree”, 24 Hour Famine, Children’s Poverty Action Network’s (CPAN) “Snow Suit Drive” and also supporting the Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation.

2015 WE Day participants had the pleasure of witnessing Prime Minister Trudeau’s first major public address.  “Prime Minister Trudeau’s speech was very inspiring and it gave me an idea on how I can have an impact on the world,” commented Olivia Boot (grade 9).

Students wishing to be a member of the RCI Interact Club should speak to Mrs. Matthews.