Keeping tabs on Massey-Vanier keeping tabs

By Taylor McClure, Special to The Record

Massey-Vanier High School (MVHS) is kicking their tab collecting campaign into high gear. This is the school’s fifth year collecting tabs from the tops of cans, all in the name of a good cause. The campaign involves collecting tabs to recycle for the aluminum. Any money the high school earns from the campaign is donated to the Shriners Hospital for children in Montreal. The Shriners Hospital specializes in muscular and neuromuscular care and orthopedic care. Understanding the importance of the institution, MVHS is making an effort to expand the campaign. The Shriners Hospital is one of the only places of its kind in Canada. “It’s a private hospital but it is connected to the government health care system,” said MVHS teacher Gail Klinck. She explained that while the government covers certain aspects of a patient’s care, families still struggle to pay for things such as travel. “Whatever services that aren’t covered by the government, Shriners pays for.” With this in mind, Massey started the tab collecting campaign to support this one-of-a-kind institution and they’ve continued ever since. “It doesn’t cost anything to take a tab. It’s a phenomenal place for kids.” See full story in the Wednesday, Feb. 5 edition of The Record.

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