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Wednesday July 25, 2012

A FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONAre tuition payments to Robert Land Academy tax deductible?

Find out the answer to this question when Robert Land Academy hosts a free online information webinar August 2nd at 10:30 am (EST) with financial planner and author Peter Merrick.    [ REGISTER NOW FOR WEBINAR ]

If your son is under the age of 16 and/or is diagnosed with a disability (ADD, ADHD, ODD, Learning Disabled, or some other disability), you may qualify for tax relief for tuition payments paid to Robert Land Academy under Canada’s:

  • Medical Expense Tax Credit
  • Disability Tax Credit
  • Child Care Expense Deduction, or
  • Through the creation of a Health & Welfare Trust (for business owners)

Attend this one hour webinar to find out more.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Peter Merrick is a Certified Financial Planner and financial author who has authored two business textbooks and has over 400 published articles to his credit.  His articles, writings and interviews have appeared in such magazines and periodicals as The Wall Street Journal, McLeans, The Globe and Mail, and Profit Magazine to name a few.  He is also a regular business and financial television commentator on the CTV Network, CBC’s The National, CBC’s News World and BNN.  Peter is a graduate of Robert Land Academy (1984) and the President of Merrick Wealth Management [ www.merrickwealth.com ].  He has helped a number of families from Robert Land Academy save thousands of dollars through tuition costs paid.

HOW TO ATTEND:  Attend this webinar from anywhere in the world.  All you require is a computer with internet access and a speaker.  You may also choose to access audio using your telephone once you are logged on to the webinar through the internet. 

Once you complete the online registration process you will receive an email with a link and login instructions.

SEPTEMBER 2012 ENROLMENT:  Robert Land Academy is presently accepting applications for the 2012 fall enrolment.  For further information, call 905-386-6203 or Contact RLA


Friday July 6, 2012

Robert Land Academy Alumn Spencer Lofranco is appearing in “Jamesy Boy”, a film to be released in 2013. Spencer plays the role of Jamesy Boy, a young gang member who, after being released from prison,  turns his life around with the help of an unlikely mentor. The film is directed by Trevor White and also stars Mary-Louise Parker, James Woods and Ving Rhames.

Spencer attended Robert Land Academy from grade 9 until his graduation in 2010.  Following graduation, he attended the New York Film Academy's Film Acting Program.

We look forward to seeing Spencer in his upcoming role and wish him a bright future in his acting career.  You can read more about Spencer in VIVO Magazine

Friday July 6, 2012

Robert Land Academy alumn Aaron Cohen continues with his distinguished career by lending his expertise to the Hollywood film industry.  In his latest endeavour, Aaron served as a special operations technical advisor for the movie “Haywire”.  The film is directed by Steven Soderbergh and stars Michael Douglas, Ewan McGregor, Channing Tatum and Gina Carano.

Aaron attended Robert Land Academy from 1991-1993.  Following graduation Aaron moved to Israel and joined the Israeli Defence Force (IDF). He served with the IDF's special operations counter-terrorist unit “Duvdevan”.

Aaron later returned to the United States where he formed IMS Security, a consulting firm specializing in providing tactical counter-terrorist training to the US military and state police forces.  He also offers protective services to politicians, business executives, Hollywood actors, and rock stars.  Aaron is a published author of the bestselling book "Brotherhood of Warriors: Behind Enemy Lines with a Commando in one of the World's Most Elite Counter-Terrorist Units", published by Ecco/Harper Collins (2008).  He is a regular pundit specializing in on-air expertise including: CNN’s Larry King Live, The Joy Behar Show, The Today Show, FOX News Channel, MSNBC, Access Hollywood, and many others.  Aaron lives in Los Angeles, California.


Thursday July 5, 2012

On Saturday, June 23rd 2012 Robert Land Academy hosted its 33rd annual All-Academy Closing Ceremony and Graduation Parade.  Nine Cadets graduated from grade 8, and 20 grade 12 seniors received their Ontario Secondary School Graduation Diploma, with every one of the Academy’s senior graduates continuing their education at university or college in the fall.

Head Boy and Valedictorian, Warrant Officer Paul Burrill, addressed the faculty, parents and guests in attendance.  He spoke of the challenges he faced both prior to attending and while at RLA, and he thanked the faculty for their dedication and persistence, and his parents for giving him a “second chance” by sending him to Robert Land Academy.  In his final words he urged,  Cadets of Robert Land,  continue to work hard, and display the values that have been taught to us.   They will serve you well.”

To read the full Valedictorian Address, click on the following link:  2012 Valedictory Address