RRC’s Professional Photography student brings home gold in Skills Manitoba Competition

April 18, 2017

Rodney Braun (Professional Photography Lead Instructor), Nichole Valgardson, Joe Kerr (Professional Photography Instructor)

After an intense day of shooting, editing and judging, a Red River College Professional Photography student brought home a gold medal from last week’s Skills Manitoba Competition.

Congratulations to Nichole Valgardson on her Gold medal finish. This is the second year that a RRC Professional Photography student won gold in this category.

More that 500 students show off their trades- and technology-related talents, as they compete in hands-on, Olympic-style contests. Many of the individual competition winners will advance to Skills Canada National Competition, being hosting this year in Winnipeg from May 31 to June 3.

Read more about Skills Manitoba and 2016 photography medal winners.

2017 Spring Convocation

April 10, 2017

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

Tuesday June 6, 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 on the day of convocation.

For more information, visit:

Congratulations Grads!

Railway Conductor Program – Information Sessions

April 10, 2017


Learn more about the only Canadian accredited 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.

The railways are growing again and are hiring conductors. With the pending retirement of baby boomers, the time is now to get into this fast-paced career. The average railway conductor in 2012 at CN earned $85,000 (


  • April 19 and 26
  • May 3, 10 and 17


  • 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


  • 9 – 1500 Regent Ave. W.

Next Intakes: May 29, 2017 and September.

Read more about the Railway Conductor program.

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

All sewn up: Apparel instructor takes fashion-forward approach

April 3, 2017

Talk about a stitch in time. Jan Bones has been teaching clothing design for nearly 40 years.

An instructor teaching Apparel Design courses at Red River College, Bones began her teaching career in 1978 at the University of Manitoba.

In 2008, after courses at the U of M were discontinued, Bones seamlessly transitioned to RRC, albeit with the help of a human ecology lab at the university for the first two years. Now, the Apparel Design courses are housed in the Heritage Room at RRC’s Princess Street Campus.

Bones says teaching students about pattern design and garment construction is still spools of fun, even four decades in.

“For me, it’s the giving of information and watching people take that information in a way they can fit it into their choice of design work,” Bones says. “It’s watching the lightbulbs go on in class.”

“I enjoy the students immensely. I enjoy the classroom setting, I enjoy their questions, and watching them shine, watching them learn something new and shine.”

“Everybody has a creative spirt. They might be a fabulous bread maker or great mechanic or a great house painter — everyone has something in them that is creative. I have the joy of helping students figure out if designing patterns is their creative spirit.” Read More →

The Spring/Summer Term is open for registration

March 26, 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:

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.

Learn more →



Design Camp

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

Learn more →


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.

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 →