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Community Project 2018

Loonies for Learning – A Week Dedicated to Giving Back

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We, at the Garnet Key, believe that each child deserves to have access to educational technology. Loonies for Learning is a week-long campaign dedicated to filling up the cupboards at Riverview Elementary's new S.T.E.A.M room – a space dedicated to project-based learning through Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.

As university students at Concordia, technology plays a huge role in how we learn. The Garnet Key Society wants to provide such learning opportunities to children. The majority of young students at Riverview Elementary don't have easy access to technology – and we're excited to help to change that.

Riverview Elementary School is an early French Immersion School located in the Western part of Verdun, with approximately 215 registered students. Students primarily come from the Verdun/Nun’s Island area, but there are also students that come from Ville-Émard, Pointe St. Charles, St. Henri, Lachine and LaSalle.

In the spring of 2016, the Governing Board approved for Riverview to become a S.T.E.A.M school. They see it as preparing students for life in the 21st century, while teaching them to think critically, problem solve, be creative and ask questions. 


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Our goal

Our goal is to raise $5000, through the collection loonies across campus. Through funds raised, the Garnet Key hopes to provide Riverview Elementary with robotic kits, tablets, Chromebooks and more.

How you can help

From March 26th to March 29th, the Garnet Key will be setting up across campus to collect loonies.

Come see us and spin our “wheel of hope” for a chance to win great prizes – including a pair of Habs tickets.

When will we be near you? Take a look at our schedule:

·         March 26th – Vanier Library from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

·         March 27th – MB building from 8:00 11:00 a.m.

·         March 28th – Hall building from 9:00 3:00 p.m.

·         March 29th –  EV building from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Can’t make it in person? No problem – we are also collecting donations online

Follow us on Facebook to keep up with the campaign!


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