Rotary Grant for Blacksmith Class

Limit Date : April 17, 2020

The Rotary Grant Program is designed to encourage young people under the age of 25 to discover the world of blacksmithing and to persevere in the field of traditional forging and metalworking.

What the Rotary Fellowship includes :

– 2 days of introductory training in traditional blacksmithing (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
– 1 Forges de Montréal T-shirt
– A lunch for the 2 days
– Forging equipment included

Rotary Grant winners will have the chance to experiment with traditional blacksmithing and make 6 items in 2 days, which they will take home: a fire pick, 2 cutting tools, 1 S-hook, 1 coat hook, and 1 nail.

The objectives of the training are as follows:

1. Become familiar with a forge workshop and learn about work and safety rules;
2. Learn how to maintain a forge fire, how to handle tools, and to acquire the right travel reflexes;
3. Experiment with traditional iron and steel forging techniques (upsetting, pointing, perforating, twisting, fire welding, hardening, finishing treatment, etc.).

At the end of this training, you will have acquired the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for an autonomous and safe practice of forging.

Eligibility requirements

To qualify, you must :
– Be a resident of Quebec;
– Be between 16 and 25 years of age;

How to Apply

Are you interested in the Rotary Fellowship at Les Forges de Montréal? You will need only one document :

1- Application form to fill out. Download the form here >

The student must send the documents no later than midnight on 17 April 2020 to the attention of Catherine Charron at

Applications will be analyzed by a jury composed of a representative of Les Forges de Montréal, the Rotary Club and the candidate’s educational institution.

Presentation of the scholarship

The Rotary Grant winners will be invited to a presentation of their awards at the Atelier des Forges de Montréal on Tuesday, May 12, 2020.