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Downtown Concert Series

June 13, 2017 • Written by

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.

 

 

 

Celebrate 30 Years of Pride Winnipeg!

May 30, 2017 • Written by

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.

Events:  

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.

Victoria Day in Canada: The May Long Weekend

May 17, 2017 • Written by

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!

Attention LTC Students: Volunteer Opportunity

May 10, 2017 • Written by

LTC Group Volunteer Opportunity

Special Olympics Manitoba (Track & Field Meet)

Where: University of Manitoba (Chancellor Matheson Road)

When: Sunday, June 25th, 8:00am-5:00pm

Volunteer duties include: set-up, registration, hospitality, marshal athletes, score and time keep, field event helpers, sell merchandise, security, take-down.

For more information or to register, please attend one of the following information sessions:

Tuesday, May 16th

  • 11:00
  • 12:00
  • 1:00

Basement Lunchroom D

Giveaway Weekend: May 13 – 14

May 8, 2017 • Written by

If you walk or drive around town this Saturday and Sunday, you might notice that there are many items on the curb in front of people’s houses and apartments. That’s because this weekend is a Giveaway Weekend in Winnipeg. It’s a great time to get rid of some household items that you no longer use or to browse the curbs for some gently used finds.

Tips if you are giving away items:

  • Place unwanted household items at the curb on your front street.
  • Label each item with a FREE sticker or sign.
  • Store items out of sight that you don’t want to give away.
  • Remove leftover items from the curb by dusk on Sunday.
  • Do not put out any items that may be infected with bedbugs.

Tips if you are looking for items:

  • Take only the items at the curb marked “FREE.”
  • Check all items closely to ensure they are safe and in good condition before you put them in your vehicle or bring them into your home.
  • Don’t walk or drive on private lawns or gardens.

For more information, please visit the city of Winnipeg’s Water and Waste Department’s website.

International Day Against Homophobia – May 17

May 4, 2017 • Written by

Be part of an international movement & moment that everyone can take advantage of to take action. Many people wear purple on the day as a way of participating.

The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, is a celebration of gender and sexual diversities.

It represents an annual day, to draw the attention of decision makers, the media, the public, opinion leaders and local authorities to the alarming situation faced by lesbian, gay, bisexuals, transgender and intersex people and all  who do not conform to majority sexual and gender roles, expectations or behaviour.

May 17 is celebrated in more than 130 countries, including many where gender & sexual diversity is illegal. These mobilisations & discussions, unite millions of people in support of the recognition of human rights for all of us, not just some of us.

Check out the website: http://dayagainsthomophobia.org to find out what is happening around the globe.

For more information on this topic, please contact, Bradley West, Diversity Initiatives Coordinator, at bcwest@rrc.ca. Phone: 204.632.2016

 

Congratulations on Finishing the Winter Term!

May 4, 2017 • Written by

Congratulations to all students who have finished their courses this term! For those of you who are graduating, we wish you success in your next steps.

If you are looking for employment after College, don’t forget to check out the services offered by Student Employment Services. They can help you to find employment opportunities through JobCentral, and you can meet with an advisor to help you hone your job search skills and strategy. Check out the Student Employment Services Blog Site for more information.

For those of you taking a break over the summer months, we hope you have a safe and pleasant summer, and we look forward to reconnecting with you in the Fall.

We are still here throughout the summer, so if you have any questions or situations that you would like to discuss, or if you would like to review your personal plan for next year, please contact your Student Integration Coordinator.

Finished your program? Don’t forget to apply to graduate!

May 4, 2017 • Written by

If you have completed all of your program requirements, you need to advise the College that you are ready to graduate.

If you haven’t done so already, complete the Application to Graduate and submit it before the deadline. The deadline to apply for the Spring 2017 Convocation is May 12, 2017. You can check your WebAdvisor account to confirm the Registrar’s Office has received your Application to Graduate (under Communication for Student > My Documents).

Once your academic record has been reviewed and it is confirmed you have met the graduation requirements for your program, you will either receive your official Transcript of Academic Record or an email to your student email account indicating your transcript and parchment will be issued to you at the convocation ceremony.

If you haven’t received any information from RRC prior to one week before your convocation ceremony, please contact the Student Services Centre.

Convocation will be held on June 6 & 7, 2017. Check the Red River College Convocation page for more information about ordering a gown, inviting guests, and other important information.

Welcome to new Spring Students!

May 4, 2017 • Written by

We would like to welcome new students starting academic programs in the Spring term. We hope that you will find your courses both challenging and engaging, and look forward to supporting your success in your program.

If you have any questions or challenges as you are moving to Winnipeg or starting your classes, we would love to meet you and help you get settled at the College. Contact your Student Integration Coordinator for an appointment.

Attention LTC Students: National Volunteer Week Events

April 19, 2017 • Written by

To celebrate National Volunteer Week, the Language Training Centre will host a series of information sessions about exciting volunteer opportunities in Winnipeg.

Students can attend a different session each day to learn about local organizations that accept volunteers.

Monday, April 24th – Red River College

  • Learn about an exciting opportunity to volunteer at RRC’s annual Red Forum.

Tuesday, April 25th – Winnipeg Harvest

  • Winnipeg Harvest is a not-for-profit, community-based organization committed to providing food to people who struggle to feed themselves and their families.

Wednesday, April 26th – Saul and Claribel Simkin Center

  • The Simkin Centre is a nonprofit personal care home that provides high quality care and services to its residents.

Thursday, April 27th – MTS Super-Spike

  • MTS Super-Spike is a combination of Western Canada’s biggest beach/outdoor volleyball tournament, mixed in with a two day concert series, all set in a festival atmosphere.  MTS Super-Spike is a not-for-profit event with every dollar raised supporting local charities.

Friday, April 28th – Stories of Success

  • Two former LTC students will share their volunteer experiences and give tips on how to find the perfect volunteer opportunity.
When: 12:00 – 12:45
Where: Basement lunchroom D
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