General Info

Winnipeg Folk Fest “In the City”: Free Concert

February 21, 2017 • Written by

Viva el Ritmo – A Look at Latin Music

The Winnipeg Folk Festival will present a FREE Festival-style workshop on Saturday, February 25th, at the Millennium Library. This is a great opportunity to see several musicians
up close and personal in a 90-minute workshop.

The show starts at 2:00 PM. Everyone is welcome.

For more information, click here.


Apply to be a Diversity Ambassador with Diversity and Intercultural Services at Red River College

February 15, 2017 • Written by

Three Diversity Ambassador positions are available for current immigrant and international students in full-time academic programs. Diversity Ambassadors spend a minimum of 50 hours of time over the year to share their experience, promote diversity on campus, provide peer-support and assist Diversity and Intercultural Services to organize events and activities. This program is an opportunity for student leaders who are committed to promoting diversity and creating an inclusive environment at Red River College.

The diversity event

Screening criteria for participants

  • Must be a current full-time immigrant or international student at Red River College who will return as a full-time student the following academic year
  • Strong interpersonal, intercultural, communication and organization skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Interest in diversity and working with people from different backgrounds and cultures
  • Willingness to listen respectfully to different points of view and openness to self-reflection
  • Commitment to following through on assignments, meeting deadlines and performing tasks in a timely manner

Ambassadors receive a $500 honorarium at the end of the program.

Program commitment involves a May-April timeline.

Deadline to apply is April 21, 2017!

Apply:  Diversity Ambassadors Program.

Coming Soon! Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) – International Graduation Stream

February 14, 2017 • Written by

Red River College International Education Department is pleased to invite you to the Government of Manitoba’s presentation on Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) – International Graduation Stream:

Exchange District Campus

Date: March 6, 2017

Venue: Great West Life Lecture Theatre

Time: 4.00pm -5.30pm

Notre Dame Campus

Date: March 7, 2017

Venue: Black Lecture Theatre

Time: 4.00pm -5.30pm

Topics covered will include:

  • MPNP guidelines for international student grads
  • Eligibility requirements
  • Application Processes
  • Use of immigration representatives

To attend, please respond to: or contact by phone at 204.632.2197.

Festival du Voyageur: Free Events

February 13, 2017 • Written by

Festival du Voyageur is the largest winter festival in western Canada, and it takes place every February right here is Winnipeg! The festival celebrates Canada’s fur-trading past and unique French and Métis heritage and culture through entertainment, arts and crafts, music, exhibits, and displays.

Although there is an admission cost to get into the festival, there will also be opportunities to experience festival events for free. Most of the free events will take place at the Rendez-vous on Ice (at the junction of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers) at The Forks.

February 17th

  • Breakfast on Ice:7 a.m. to 10 a.m. (Rendez-vous on Ice) 
    • A special celebration for all the skaters, bikers, walkers, runners and skiers who use the Red River ice trail as part of their morning commute and also for all the folks who just like to celebrate a Winnipeg winter. There will be free hot chocolate, trail tails, entertainment and prize draws.
  • Torch Light Walk: 6:30 p.m. (At the main entrance of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights)
    • Join the cheerful crowd as they walk from the Canadian Museum for Human Rights to Voyageur Park for an exceptional stroll lit by hundreds of candles and torch lights. The first 100 participants will receive a free day pass to Voyageur Park!

February 18th

  • Fierté d’hiver (Winter Pride): 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. (Rendez-vous on Ice)
    • Fierté d’hiver is a Winter Pride Celebration for Winnipeg’s LGBTQ community! Two-Spirited People of Manitoba will start the celebration with a traditional drum song and welcoming invocation, followed by a performance by Rylee Sandberg, a 7-year-old Anishinabe, Cree and Metis hoop dancer. There will also be entertainment featuring Local DJ’s and a drag show performance by Lita Takeela!

February 19th

  • Fashion on Ice: 4 p.m. (Rendez-vous on Ice)
    • This fashion show will showcase the work of several fashion & accessory designers and retailers.
  • Discotèque on Ice: 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m (Rendez-vous on Ice)
    • Up and coming artists in the local pop and electronica scenes will share their love of French music.

February 20th

  • Wild Winter Canoe Race: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Rendez-vous on Ice)
    • It’s a race. In a canoe. In February! Participants will push their canoe down a snow-packed 200-meter course. Spectators will enjoy watching teams compete as they raise money for a local non-profit organization.
  • Family Rendez-Vous on the Trail: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Rendez-vous on Ice)
    • Enjoy free hot chocolate and activities for kids and parents.

Click here for more details.

Attention LTC Students: Healthy Relationships Lunch and Learn

February 1, 2017 • Written by

We all have relationships in our lives, some of them better than others. As Valentine’s Day approaches, come and talk about what makes a relationship healthy and why this is important for you.

Join RRC counsellor, Chad Smith, on Wednesday, February 8th, for this workshop on healthy relationships. Topics will include:

  • Characteristics of healthy and unhealthy relationships
  • The importance of respect and communication
  • Resources available in the community

Where? Language Training Centre, Lunchroom D

When? Wednesday, February 8th, Noon – 12:45


The Great Skate 2017

February 1, 2017 • Written by

The Great Skate is friendly skating race open to participants of all ages and skill levels. It is an event that celebrates the cold winters and the warmth of the people in Winnipeg.

The Details:

What: A 6 km race – on skates!

Where: Starting at the Forks and racing on the Red River Mutual Skating Trail

When: Sunday February 5th, 2017. Registration from 8:00 – 8:45 am, race starts at 9:00 am

Who: Open to all ability and fitness levels

Cost: FREE!

The ice skate rental shop in the Forks will be open before the race. Be sure to arrive early if you need to rent skates.

For more details or to register, click here.

Ironman Outdoor Curling Bonspiel

January 31, 2017 • Written by

Canada’s largest outdoor curling bonspiel will take place this weekend at The Forks. The Ironman Outdoor Curling Bonspiel is a not for profit event raising money for the Heart & Stroke Foundation and is held each year in February. This year, 88 teams will curl on 10 sheets of ice on the river at The Forks. This is a great opportunity to watch some curling and  to learn more about one of Canada’s favourite pastimes.

Date: February 3–5

  • Friday 6:00pm – 11:00pm
    Saturday 8:00am – 10:00pm
    Sunday 8:00am – 5:00pm

Location: Red River Mutual Trail, The Forks



Open House Ambassadors & Guides Wanted

January 20, 2017 • Written by

The search is on for energetic RRC students who are interested in being a student ambassador/campus tour guide during Open House, Tuesday, February 21, 2017 and Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at the Notre Dame Campus or Exchange District Campus.

Shifts will take place on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 between 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday, February 22, 2017 between 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Additional hours will be required for training prior to the event.

Students have the option of a paid position at $11.00/hour, a volunteer position, or some of each.

Must be able to attend one of the training session: February 13 or 15, 2017 at 4:00pm-8:00pm (NDC Students Only) February 16, 2017 at 4:00pm-8:00pm (EDC Students Only)

If you are interested, please contact Clint Thiessen Please indicate which program you are in, and which campus you study at.

Students must be outgoing, energetic, and comfortable with doing campus tours alone. (Training is provided)

Deadline is January 26th, 2017 (4:00 pm).

Free Photography Workshop: January 23rd

January 18, 2017 • Written by

Join photographer Joseph Visser of From Here & Away Photography for a FREE photography workshop on Monday, January 23rd. The workshop will take place at The Forks, in The Common, from 7:00pm – 9:00pm.

This workshop is open to any skill level or shooting style.

For more information, click here.

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