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Recipe for success: After-school culinary training gives teens a head start in the kitchen

March 1, 2017

When Jevon Thompson first moved to Winnipeg from Jamaica in the middle of winter, there were some big adjustments for him to make. One of those was the cuisine.

Thompson didn’t have much of an appetite for Canadian dishes and even the Caribbean ingredients available at local markets didn’t taste quite the same.

Already self-reliant in the kitchen, he began experimenting with creative takes on that staple of the Canadian teenage diet – mac and cheese.

So it was a natural fit when – while exploring various extra-curricular options presented to him by his English teacher – he decided to apply for Red River College’s After School Leaders Culinary Training Program.

“It was something I enjoyed, something I wanted to reach further into,” says Thompson, 18. “I met this chef once on a plane and he was talking to me about it and it sounded really exciting. So learning to further my skills caught my attention.” Read More →

Summer Camps for Kids

February 24, 2017

Tired of the same old summer camps?

This year, you can give your child a unique summer camp experience at the Exchange District Campus.

Kids Cook@RRC

Register them into one of the highly sought after spots in the Kids Cook @ RRC camps this summer. Your child will learn how to prepare simple meals and tasty treats under the direction of RRC’s Chefs.

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Design Camp

Your child will have the opportunity to design their own product or living space under the guidance of two professional designers.

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Both camps are for children 10 to 14 years old.

Camps run from 9:00am to 4:00pm, with drop-offs at 8:30am and pick-ups by 4:30pm.

The Spring/Summer Term is open for registration

February 23, 2017

Ready to start or advance your career? Maybe finish your certificate or diploma a little faster? Or learn something new for fun?

Our Spring/Summer course schedule is now online. With several new courses and programs available, you can make difference in your career and community.

Review the 2017 Spring/Summer Program Guide to see what courses are required in each program and the fall course schedule. Always review the online schedule as the print schedule is subject change.

The difference is here: http://blogs.rrc.ca/coned/explore/

Iconic Manitoba Digital Photo Contest

February 18, 2017

Calling all Photography students and grads!

We’re looking for inspirational photographs which feature iconic Manitoba images, to be displayed throughout our buildings across our many campus locations.

If you’re current student or alumni of our Photography courses, you’re eligible to enter this contest. We’d like to see your iconic Manitoba images and provide you with the opportunity to have your images displayed at any one of our campuses. Selected images will include a photo credit and bio. Full contest details are in the Official Contest Rules.

You have until 11:59pm CST on April 1, 2017 to submit your photos.

Enter now →

T2202A tax receipts: Arriving late February

February 13, 2017

For income tax purposes, T2202A tax receipts will be available through your HUB account at the end of February 2017 for the 2016 calendar year.

T2202As are only available online through your HUB account, they are not mailed out by the College.

If you have any questions about your T2202A please contact us at 204-694-1789.

CE student teams with local chefs (and RRC grads) in support of Winnipeg Harvest

January 30, 2017

Leane Funk is using her good taste to fight hunger.

Funk, a professional server and Red River College Continuing Education student, is one of the foodies behind the Winnipeg Supper Club, a regularly occurring secret dinner event.

On Sat., Feb. 25, the Winnipeg Supper Club is teaming up with Winnipeg Harvest to present Harvest Homegrown, a not-so secret, collaborative dinner event. Harvest Homegrown will take place at Winnipeg Harvest (1085 Winnipeg Ave.) and will feature local food prepared by Deseo chef Jordan Carlson and MasterChef Canada runner-up Jeremy Senaris, both of whom are Red River College graduates.

Harvest Homegrown will raise money for Winnipeg Harvest and its hunger-fighting initiatives.

“It just so happened that six months ago, David Northcott (Winnipeg Harvest executive director) ended up at a table I was serving and we just started chatting,” says Funk. “I mentioned who I was and he had heard of (Winnipeg Supper Club). One thing led to another and we discussed starting something together. Then I went and met with Colleen McVarish (Harvest development manager) and now we’re doing a dinner.”

Funk is excited for dinner guests to see Carlson and Senaris in action.

“I thought with their contrasting cooking styles they would be a good collaboration,” she says. “It’s a pretty open kitchen and we have a chef’s table that is available for purchase for a group of 10. It’s available at a bit of a premium but they’ll be front row, watching the chefs and being served by Jeremy and Jordan.” Read More →

Back to school: Former teacher skips retirement in favour of new career

January 25, 2017

Teacher_AdminAssistAfter a successful career as a teacher, Willa Klyne decided it was time to go back to school.

Last June, Klyne, 55, wrapped up 29 years of teaching in Frontier School Division. Not really the retiring type, she enrolled in Red River College’s Administrative Assistant program, completing the 17-week certificate program in December.

“I want to work for a very long time. My mom worked part-time until she was 75 years old and I see myself doing the same thing,” Klyne says.

“I’d like to have two or three careers in my lifetime. My plan is to work full-time until I’m 65 and then I’ll decide if I want to continue … or go down to part-time. But I don’t want my working career to be one thing. I can’t imagine sticking with one type of job for my entire lifetime. There are new things to learn and new experiences to have.”

Klyne admits she was a bit nervous about attending college at 55, but she’s not the first in her family to go back to school later in life. In the 1970s, Klyne’s grandmother, Violet McKillop, took a commercial cake decorating course at RRC while in her 70s.

“I would never let it stop me (being an older student), but I wondered how it would be. It turned out to be great. There were way more older students there than I thought there would be,” Klyne says. Read More →

Continuing Ed hits the Small Screen

January 16, 2017

Red River College is making its small screen debut on January 2, 2017 with an updated version of the cinema pre-roll commercial. Produced entirely in-house, this 30-second spot – featuring an original score – is sure to get audiences talking. Here’s a sneak preview:

Continuing Education from Red River College on Vimeo.

Winter Convocation 2017

January 16, 2017

Convocation
Convocation ceremonies will be held at the Centennial Concert Hall, 555 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba

February 8, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
• School of Continuing Education

Live Stream of Ceremony:
Family and friends who are unable to attend the ceremony can view the live webcast of the ceremony. A link to the live webcast will be made available at www.rrc.ca/convocation on the day of convocation.

For more information, visit: http://www.rrc.ca/convocation

Congratulations Grads!

Railway Conductor Program – Information Sessions

January 9, 2017

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Learn more about the Railway Conductor program and career in the rail industry. RRC is hosting an Information Session taking place at our Railway Training Centre.

Meet instructors, get your questions answered, and learn about entrance requirements.

Dates:

  • January 18, 2017
  • February 1 and 15, 2017
  • March 1, 15 and 29, 2017

Time

  • 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Location

  • 9 – 1500 Regent Ave. W.

Next Intakes: May and September

Read more about the Railway Conductor Program.

Watch the Global’s Manitoba Focus’s feature on our Railway Conductor Program.