August 17, 2017 • Written by Nora Sobel
Some of our team members have moved office over the summer. Please see below current location and contact information for our team:
Notre Dame Campus: Rooms D206 and D208 – 2055 Notre Dame Avenue
Nora Sobel, A/Manager
Norlan Page, Student Integration Coordinator
Bradley West, Diversity Initiatives Coordinator
Margarita Natcheva, Immigrant Student Advisor
Elgin Building: Offices 223 and 224 – 319 Elgin Avenue
Lauren Konrad, Student Integration Coordinator
Gabriela Ludusan, Mentorship Program Coordinator
Language Training Centre: Office 419 – 123 Main Street
Jillian Hoogland, Student Integration Coordinator
204.945.6151 ext. 6318 firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a great academic year!!
August 17, 2017 • Written by Norlan Page
Red River ReliefLine is a free emotional support service available to all students. Students can chat with trained listeners via text online, using their tablet, smartphone or computer when they’re feeling overwhelmed, stressed or just need someone to talk to. Listeners are from all around the world and speak many different languages. You can also go through an online training module to become a listener and offer fellow students emotional support. To set up a user account you only need to give your email address and date of birth. All of your conversations are confidential and anonymous.
Visit rrc.ca/mindit and click on the link to Red River ReliefLine to set up your user account.
This service is offered as part of Red River College’s Healthy Minds, Healthy College Initiative.
For two weeks in August, Winnipeg is home to Folklorama, the largest and longest-running multicultural festival of its kind in the world! However, this festival wouldn’t happen without the support of thousands of volunteers.
If you would like to get involved, the Pavilion of Scotland is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help with food service at their upcoming pavilion.
For more information or to register, click here.
To celebrate the 2017 Canada Summer Games, Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries will host a huge festival at The Forks. Each day, a different region of Canada will be showcased with musical performances and cultural activities. There will be activities for people of all ages and all events are free!
For more information, click here.
For two weeks in August, Winnipeg is home to Folklorama, the largest and longest-running multicultural festival of its kind in the world!
On Saturday, July 29th, join Folklorama in kicking off the 2017 Folklorama Festival at Memorial Park (across from the Manitoba Legislative Building), from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
The Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Folklorama Kick-Off is a free event that offers fun for the whole family. Activities include:
- interactive children’s activities
- cultural demonstrations and workshops
- a live show featuring cultural performing groups
For more information on the kick-off event, click here.
If you would like learn more about Folklorama, please click here or visit the website at www.folklorama.ca .
Put on your dancing shoes every Friday and Saturday evening from 7:00pm to 10:00pm on Corydon Avenue and dance under the stars!
For a schedule of the performances, click here.
This weekend is a great time to get out and enjoy live musical performances at Assiniboine Park. Performances will be held on Sunday, July 9th at the Lyric Theatre and in the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden.
- 3:00PM – 4:00PM: Take in some jazz with Lianne Fournier in the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden.
- 7:00PM-8:30PM: Experience the rhythms of Swing Soniq featuring Greg Leskiw with guest Mark Reeves at the Lyric Theatre.
For more information, click here.
Head outside for your lunch hour and enjoy free concerts featuring Manitoban musicians.
Tuesdays (noon – 1:00pm): Cityplace terrace
Thursdays (noon – 1:00pm): Edmonton Street between Graham and Portage avenue.
For a complete list of performers, click here.
Join the party this weekend as thousands of Winnipeggers celebrate the 30th annual Pride Festival! The festival is the celebration of the LGBTTQ* community and is open to everyone.
Saturday, June 3th and Sunday, June 4th: Pride Festival at The Forks
- Enjoy amazing performances on the Festival Stage from 1:30pm to 8:00pm on Saturday and from noon to 8:00pm on Sunday.
Sunday, June 4th: Pride Day Rally and Parade
- Take part in the Pride Day kick-off event at the Manitoba Legislature (Broadway and Memorial Blvd.). Live music and speeches will begin at 10:00am.
- Enjoy the Pride Parade (begins at 11:00am at the Manitoba Legislative Building).
For more information on the Pride Festival, click here.
Happy May Long! This is a friendly reminder that there will be no classes on Monday, May 22nd as it’s the Victoria Day National holiday.
Victoria Day is a Canadian statutory holiday celebrated on the Monday preceding May 25th. It honours Queen Victoria’s birthday.
To celebrate the long weekend, some Winnipeggers go out of town to go camping. Others spend time in the city, enjoying some fresh air at one of Winnipeg’s many parks.
Enjoy your long weekend!