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Indigenous Day Live 2018 11 am-11 pm at the FORKS

June 20, 2018 • Written by

On Saturday, June 23, 2018, join the gathering and celebrate Indigenous cultures with APTN’s Indigenous Day Live in three cities!

Formally National Aboriginal Day, this year marks the first celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day, as we host our celebration in Winnipeg, Toronto and Ottawa.

All Canadians are invited to join us – for free day celebrations and activities as well as a live concert – on location in our host cities, via a live 5-hour TV broadcast, via participating radio stations and online.

History of Indigenous Day Live (IDL)

Indigenous Day Live, formerly Aboriginal Day Live, has been delighting audiences since 2007. This event features some of the biggest names in Indigenous music and television, including JUNO Award winners and on-the-rise artists. It showcases talent from all genres, regions and nations, ensuring the recognition and inclusion of all First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples.

The first show debuted in a park outside the network’s headquarters in downtown Winnipeg and then moved to the historical Forks site in Winnipeg, MB. The celebration evolved to include twin stage performances from different locations across the county, including Yellowknife, Whitehorse, Ottawa, Regina, Iqaluit, Halifax, Edmonton, Montréal and Vancouver. IDL has grown year to year and continues to expand its grassroots reach to Indigenous communities across the country.

For more info, go here

Manitoba Student Aid Information Session

June 13, 2018 • Written by

Unfortunately, due to a Provincial by-election, this session has been cancelled.

Please see the links below for more information about Student Aid options.

3rd Annual Newcomer Welcome Fair: Welcome to Winnipeg

June 13, 2018 • Written by

As always, this event is FREE and open to everyone.

Free food, games, entertainment and more for the whole family.

There will be booths on site for resources and information on services offered around the city.

Saturday, June 16 from 12pm-5pm

Freight House

200 Isabel

For more info, go here

Car Fest 2018

June 13, 2018 • Written by

Saturday, June 16
11:00am – 3:00pm at 725 Lagimodiere Blvd
Free Admission
(Vehicle registration starts at 10:00am)

Come see lots of beautiful cars; muscle cars, import tuners, hot rods & some insane top fuel drag cars.
This event is fun for the whole family, so bring them all out!

Family Activities include the car show, inflatable bouncers, temporary tattoos, paint shop, and food vendors.

For more info, go here

FREE FESTIVAL PASSES: Group Activity to attend the Winnipeg Folk Festival

June 13, 2018 • Written by

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FREE EVENT:  STUDENT PASSES AVAILABLE

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 2018 Winnipeg Folk Festival, at Birds Hill Provincial Park on Sunday, July 8th. 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 28th. Detailed information and meeting times will be provided at this time to selected students.

If this event interests you, please e-mail Lauren Konrad lkonrad@rrc.ca. Tickets are limited!

For more information about the Winnipeg Folk Festival and to see a list of performers scheduled for Sunday, July 8th, please visit the festival site for line-ups and more information.

 

Scams Targeting International Students

June 7, 2018 • Written by

Many criminals target newcomers to Canada, using false threats, intimidation, or trickery to steal your personal information, property, or money. Often we are at the most risk when we are experiencing change in our lives.

One scam has come to Winnipeg and other cities across Canada where scammers contact a person and their family in another country, convincing them that their loved one has been kidnapped. They can be quite intimidating, but it is important to always contact the police (Phone 204-986-6222) before communicating with these kinds of people.

The Government of Canada has also issued a warning about a scam involving phone calls telling students that they need to retain a lawyer to deal with immigration issues:

IRCC wants to remind everyone that if someone posing as an immigration official threatens to arrest or deport you, to suspend your account if you don’t pay money or give your personal information, or tells you that your visa or immigration status is in jeopardy, it is a scam.

IRCC will never contact you in person, online, or by telephone to collect fees or fines to avoid deportation or other consequences.

 Please read the full post for important information about this scam.  Don’t be afraid of these schemes, but be aware and prepared to identify them and to avoid being a victim.

Stay safe!

See the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra – Free Community Event

June 6, 2018 • Written by

Celebrate the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra on June 19th at 7:30 pm at the Centennial Concert Hall at thier free community event.

If you are interested in this opportunity, you must pick-up your ticket in P212 at the Exchange District campus. All interested can e-mail, Student Integration coordinator, Lauren Konrad (lkonrad@rrc.ca) to express thier interest. Tickets will be given in pairs.

 

Volunteer Opportunity: Committee Member – WUSC Local Committee – Apply today!

June 6, 2018 • Written by

WUSC Local Committee

2018 – 2019

Volunteer Committee Member/ Support Person – Role Description Student Refugee Program (SRP):

Term: June 2018 – May 2019

Hours: Average 3+ hours per week (more at the beginning of the semester)

Report to: Student Refugee Program Coordinator (Student Integration Coordinator)

Through a unique youth-to-youth sponsorship, WUSC’s Student Refugee Program provides student refugees with an opportunity to pursue their education at a Canadian university and/or college, as permanent residents.

For more information about the SRP and WUSC’s programs, please see our website: https://srp.wusc.ca/

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Along with a team of other volunteers, partner with a student arriving at Red River College through the WUSC Student Refugee Program (SRP), in order to offer support during their transition to life in Canada, on campus and in the Winnipeg Community.

ONGOING RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Communicate regularly with the student you are partnered with and the rest of your team (at least once a week) to provide support as appropriate. This includes but is not limited to:
    • connecting students with academic resources, medical services,
    • finding textbooks, selecting courses, class information
    • finding weather-appropriate clothing
    • finding housing for the summer after the first year
    • finding a summer job after their first year
    • being regularly available by phone or e-mail to answer any questions or concerns the student may have as they
    • Spending time with the student outside of the classroom to help integrate them into life in Winnipeg.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of information pertaining to the sponsored
  • Meet with the SRP Coordinator and other SRP volunteers at least once monthly to plan and coordinate tasks and activities, and to problem-solve and raise awareness on campus.
  • Attend training sessions as arranged by the SRP Coordinator.
    • Read and familiarize yourself with the Guide for Sponsoring Groups as well as the WUSC Local Committee SRP Support
  • Keep appropriate records as requested by the SRP coordinator and update Guidebook information as
  • Attend Local Committee meetings and contribute to the activities of the organization (particularly activities and events promoting awareness of the SRP & refugee issues).

o Mandatory attendance of at least 1 Local Committee meeting per month

 

SUMMER RESPONSIBILITIES (BEFORE ARRIVAL OF THE SRP STUDENTS) June – August:

  • Prepare welcome packages for students residence rooms and help with room set-up
  • Ensure that all immediate needs of the sponsored students are arranged for before and upon their arrival to Canada (e.g. dorm room set up)
  • Attend the airport welcome and welcome diner to meet the new student in August.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Be a current Red River College Student for the 2018 – 2019 academic year
  • Have an interest in international development issues, particularly refugee issues
  • Have the willingness and ability to dedicate the appropriate time needed, including balancing one’s other responsibilities, in order to successfully help the sponsored student with their resettlement
  • Having previously participated in the intercultural mentorship program is an asset
  • Strong communication skills and cross-cultural sensitivity
  • Interest and enthusiasm to meet new people and commit to this position

If you are interested in this position, please send your resume & cover letter to the lkonrad@rrc.ca Please indicate the position you are applying for on the subject line of the email.

Please address the following questions in your cover letter:

“Why are you passionate about this position, and/or about refugee issues? and why you would be the best candidate for this position?”

Apply by: Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

Smith Street Block Party

June 6, 2018 • Written by

Come out for the Smith Street Block Party in the parking lot between Broadway and York, on Smith Street. This event is completely free! Featuring live music, free food, carnival games, bouncy castles, and a clothing give away plus much more! All are welcome!

Sunday, June 10

11 am-2 pm

For more info, go here

 

Build a Classic Car Kids Workshop

June 6, 2018 • Written by

Free Build a Classic Car Kids Workshop at Home Depot (Leila)

If you are looking for a fun activity to do with the family, we’ve got a great workshop for kids that will teach them about building. Kids can learn how to build their very own classic car out of wood.

Saturday, June 9 from 10-12pm

Workshop Location :

7180 WINNIPEG NORTH

845 Leila Ave., Manitoba, Winnipeg, R2V 3J7

(204) 336-5530

To register for this workshop, go here.