Celebrate Canada Day on July 1st

June 24, 2017 • Written by

July 1st is Canada’s 150 birthday!

There are a lot of fun ways to celebrate Canada Day. In Winnipeg, there will be many festivals and parties to enjoy. Of course there will also be fireworks displays. Visit the websites below for more information.

Canada Day at The Forks
Enjoy free entertainment starting at noon and continuing all day long. The event concludes with a fireworks display at 11:00PM.

Family Fun Day at Assiniboine Park
Celebrate Canada Day with live performances starting at 1:00PM, free birthday cake at 3:30PM and spectacular fireworks at 10:40PM.

Canada Day Osborne Village Street Festival
There’s something for everyone at Winnipeg’s largest and longest-running street festival. The festival runs from Friday, June 30th to Saturday, July 1st. Enjoy live musical performances, a handi-craft market, and free family fun.

Happy Canada Day!

CANADIAN CONNECTION PROGRAM: Free Tickets to explore Winnipeg

June 20, 2017 • Written by


Summer in Winnipeg is here.  In order to help keep you busy and offer a break, the Diversity and Intercultural Services Department has lined up the following opportunities for you:

4 FREE TICKETS to attend Little Shop of Horrors at Rainbow Stage in Kildonan Park (musical theatre)

  • Thursday, July  6th at 8:00 pm

10 FREE TICKETS to celebrate the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s 70th Anniversary Production

  • WSO 70th Birthday Party & Community Celebration Jun 28, 2017 7:00pm at the Centennial Concert Hall, 555 Main Street

    (This is a rush seating event)

    Concert details here:

This June, we celebrate the WSO’s 70th Anniversary and pay homage to its rich history with a very special community concert.

We are also excited to honour 70 “Symphony Heroes” at this special concert who have made an impact on the WSO in the last 70 years – musicians, volunteers, community leaders, donors, partners, teachers and other members of the musical community.

The opening piece, Wagner’s Prelude to Die Meistersinger was performed by the WSO in the very first concert when the orchestra was founded. The closing piece, the Finale from Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, will be played at the opening of the 70th season.

The first WSO concert conducted by Walter Kaufman took place in 1948, so we invite you to help us recreate that moment by dressing in 1940s outfits! Those who dress in vintage looks will be entered to win a pair of tickets to the upcoming season.

All students Interested in attending can contact Student Integration Coordinator, Lauren Konrad at  to express interest in attending and what dates you would like. Those who are selected will be contacted with event details.



Your Student Summer Guide to Exploring Friendly Manitoba

June 20, 2017 • Written by

As of June 20th, Summer is officially here! Here at the Diversity and Intercultural Services Department we are looking forward to hearing about the new parts of the city and province the College’s immigrant and international students experience over the summertime.

To help you plan and explore we have prepared a Summer Guide for you. Click here to view the  Summer 2017 Student Guide and download the PDF version and start your planning.

From all of us in the Diversity and Intercultural Services Department have a safe and happy summer!

Canadian Connection Program: Group Activity to attend the Winnipeg Folk Festival

June 20, 2017 • Written by



Are you interested in learning more about the local and global folk music scene?  If so, join your Student Integration Coordinator, Lauren Konrad, for a full-day of music and fun.

The Winnipeg Folk Festival has extended a warm invite for 19 immigrant and international students from Red River College to be guests at the famous 2017 Winnipeg Folk Festival, at Birds Hill Provincial Park on Sunday, July 9th. Complete with free admission, guided tour of the festival grounds, free transit transportation and a lunch tickets to try the food stations. This is a musical event that you don’t want to miss.

Tickets will be distributed to students who are interested on a first come, first serve basis. 1 ticket per student will be offered. If you would like to attend the Winnipeg Folk Festival please respond to this e-mail providing the following information:

Your Name:

If you are an Immigrant or International Student:

Why you would like to attend the Winnipeg Folk Festival?

If you are selected to receive a free pass to the music festival, you will be contacted directly not later than Thursday, June 29th. Detailed information and meeting times will be provided at this time to selected students.

If this event interests you, please e-mail Lauren Konrad Tickets are limited!

For more information about the Winnipeg Folk Festival and to see a list of performers scheduled for Sunday, July 9th, please visit the festival site for line-ups and more information.


Winnipeg International Jazz Fest

June 19, 2017 • Written by

Over one hundred musicians and bands are in town this week for the Winnipeg International Jazz Festival!

Enjoy free concerts everyday until June 24th at The Cube Lounge in Old Market Square.

Free shows take place over the lunch hour (starting at noon) and in the evenings (from 6:00PM – 11:00PM).

Click here for more information and to see the full schedule.

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.




Aboriginal Day Live at The Forks! June 21st

June 13, 2017 • Written by

Aboriginal Day Live at The Forks! 
Join hundreds of Winnipeggers as they take part in the celebrations that run from the morning until late evening. There’s something for the whole family at this APTN-hosted event.

FREE and FUN activities for the whole family, including:

  • Storytelling and traditional demonstrations
  • Children’s activities
  • Pow wow
  • Skateboarding competitions
  • LIVE evening concert

For more information, click here.

Founding Nations Pow Wow at the Forks: June 20th

June 13, 2017 • Written by

Experience the beauty of the dances and music from indigenous communities in Manitoba at the annual Founding Nations Pow Wow.

The event will begin at 6:00PM on Tuesday, June 20th, at The Forks (under The Canopy).

Everyone is welcome and there is no cost to attend.

Click here for more information.

YOU ARE INVITED- STUDENT BBQ – Last Chance to Register!

June 6, 2017 • Written by


Hosted by Diversity and Intercultural Services

Join your RRC immigrant and international student community for a picnic in the park! Come out for a night of games, sports, music and friends.

Event Details:

WHEN: Thursday, June 15th, 2017

TIME: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

WHERE: Assiniboine Park (Picnic Site #3 West Shelter)

Complimentary BBQ Hotdogs/ Veggie dogs and Drinks will be served.

 Click Here To Register

All Students who wish to attend this event must register on-line no later than, Monday, June 12th.

Note: A park map with detailed directions will be sent out to those who register

It wouldn’t be a Canadian BBQ without live music! Students are encouraged to bring any instruments or music of their choice to play for the group. Take part in fun sports games and join us for a marshmallow roast around a camp fire.








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.


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.