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RTO/ERO 50th Anniversary Events
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With more than 81,000 members and 51 districts from coast to coast, RTOERO is a national organization serving teachers and other retirees from the field of education. With more than 4,000 strong, RTOERO District 27 Ottawa-Carleton has the second-largest membership of the organization with individuals ranging in age from their pre-fifties to early hundreds!  Like the national office, District 27 is one of the few districts to offer truly bilingual services, including the Horizons 27 magazine and this website. Founded in 1971, Harry Redfern chaired the first meeting of the Ottawa-Carleton unit. The district is, therefore, celebrating its fiftieth anniversary in 2021.

Strawberry Social and dedications cap off District 27’s
celebration of RTO/ERO’s 50th anniversary

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June 20, 2018 — On Wednesday, June 20, sixty people gathered to celebrate the 50th anniversary of ERO/RTO at a strawberry social party at the McNabb Community Center.

To mark the occasion, RTO/ERO's Entre-Nous Choir presented a mini-concert and guests enjoyed a wide variety of fresh strawberry dessert.

Mayor Jim Watson and Somerset Ward Councilor Catherine McKenney joined the group to unveil the installation of a park bench and the planting of a tree in McNabb Park courtesy of RTO/ERO.

Another bench and a tree were also installed at Andrew Haydon Park. The benches display a plaque with the following inscription: “The Retired Teachers in Ontario – ENJOY AND RELAX “

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>Read about 50th Anniversary awards


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District 27 unveils the installation of a park bench and the planting of a tree in McNabb Park

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