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International Tabletop Day at McNally Robinson Booksellers

April 24, 2018 • Written by

McNally Robinson will again be celebrating International Tabletop Day with a day of gaming and fun inside the bookstore.

Saturday, April 28

10:00 am-10:00 pm

1120 Grant Avenue

Starting at 10:00 AM in the morning and running until 10:00 pm at night, there are tables and chairs set up within the bookstore for casual gaming.  Just remember the term casual: just drop in any time and play! No need to register, and there are no fees involved. There will be demo sets provided for you to use, or you can bring your own games from home, OR you can purchase something new off the shelf and crack it open!

More details:
• Open to everyone of all ages.  Children must be accompanied by an adult or guardian.
• Snacks and refreshments will not be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own or purchase some from our Prairie Ink Patisserie counter. Please keep it tidy, as you will be responsible for your own mess.
• Come alone, come with a friend, or come with your group! Parties of any size are welcome (yes, including parties of one).
• You’re also welcome to stay for as long or as little as you’d like. Some people like to sit through just one round, others come for the whole day.

For more info, go here

Earth Day at Fort Whyte Alive-FREE

April 17, 2018 • Written by

Let’s celebrate the earth together!

Join the live entertainment, environmental workshops and exciting outdoor activities. Help everyone celebrate the planet with lessons in sustainability, special programming at FortWhyte Farms and a chance to explore the site at no cost — admission is free all day!

Sunday, April 22 2018 | 10 – 4 pm

Free admission all day!

For more information on programs and activities, go here

Rotary Career Symposium

April 11, 2018 • Written by

If you are wanting to learn more about how to launch your career after graduation (or find employment over the summer), You may be interested in attending the Rotary Career Symposium, April 16-18. This is a large event with a wide range of industry and employment information and career workshops.

Check out this post on the Red Carpet Blog for more information.

Canadian Connection Program – The Manitoba Museum

April 11, 2018 • Written by

In order to help students take a break and explore some free off campus activities, the International Education Department has lined up the following opportunity for you:

FREE TICKETS to The Manitoba Museum- 20 Passes available 

These passes are good for the Manitoba Museum Galleries, Planetarium Theatre and Science Gallery on the same trip. The passes must be used before the end of April 2018.

Ticket pick up required.

 

All students Interested in attending can contact Student Integration Coordinator, Lauren Konrad at lkonrad@rrc.ca to express interest in attending and how many passes you would like. Those who are selected will be contacted with event details. Limited tickets are available

CANADIAN CONNECTION PROGRAM: Free Tickets to explore Winnipeg

April 4, 2018 • Written by

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In order to help students take a break and explore some free off campus activities, the International Education Department has lined up the following opportunities for you:

FREE TICKETS TO EXPERIENCE The Winnipeg Comedy Festival – 20 Passes available 

The Winnipeg Comedy Festival was the brainchild of Lara Rae (formerly Al Rae) and CBC Radio’s Tom Anniko, who worked in partnership with the Gas Station Arts Centre to bring the first comedy festival to life. Fifteen years later, the festival remains the GSAC’s flagship event and has come to include year-round outreach programs, rural tours, workshops and television broadcasts that attract over 2 million viewers annually thanks to the hard work of the WCF team. The Winnipeg Comedy Festival is proud to be the highest rated comedy festival series on CBC Television.Nubian Disciples of Comedy

Venue: Club Regent Event Centre – 1425 Regent Avenue West
Price: FREE
April 11, 2018 at 7:00pm

All Seating will near RRC international and immigrant student section. Ticket pick up required.

FREE TICKETS TO EXPERIENCE The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra:

Free ticket to see a classical series with the WSO, Rachmaninoff’s 2nd.

When: Friday, April 6th at 10:30 am – For those not attending classes at this time

Where: the Centennial Concert Hall

Guest passes for up to 2 people per request. Make this a group activity with your college peers or mentor partners!

All students Interested in attending can contact Student Integration Coordinator, Lauren Konrad at lkonrad@rrc.ca to express interest in attending and how many passes you would like. Those who are selected will be contacted with event details. Limited tickets are available.

 

 

 

Apply to be a Diversity Ambassador at Red River College!

April 4, 2018 • 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 various programs and services across Red River College 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 29, 2018!

Apply:  Diversity Ambassadors Program.

Book-to-Movie-Days

April 4, 2018 • Written by

Rabbit-Proof Fence -Free Movie

At a time when it was the Australian government’s policy to train Aboriginal children as domestic workers, young Molly Craig decides to lead her little sister and cousin in a daring escape from their internment camp.  Molly and the girls, part of what would become known as Australia’s “Stolen Generation”, must then elude the authorities on a dangerous 1,500 mile adventure.  Based on the non-fiction book Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington. 94 min. Rated PG

Millennium Library

Carol Shields Auditorium

251 Donald Street

Sunday, April 8, 2-3:45 pm

For more information, go here

International Students and Manitoba Health Services Insurance Plan Changes

March 29, 2018 • Written by

On March 27th, the Province of Manitoba announced that it will be removing the health care coverage to post-secondary international students (including their spouses and dependents) studying in Manitoba, effective September 1, 2018.

 

At Red River College, we believe that our international students help enrich our learning environment, and we value the contributions that our international students make every day, while studying here.

 

The College is committed to providing all students with access to affordable, comprehensive health coverage while they are pursuing their post-secondary education at Red River College, and we are currently exploring options, including working with other post-secondary institutions and our Students’ Association, to develop and offer an affordable paid health benefits plan for our international students.

 

International students with current Manitoba Health cards will be covered until September 1, 2018. If you have questions about your current eligibility for provincial health coverage, contact the Province of Manitoba directly at: 204.786.7101 or 1.800.392.1207, or by email: insuredben@gov.mb.ca

 

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact international@rrc.ca in the International Education Office.

 

Thank you,

Eddy Lau

Director, International Education

Speaking Crow at Millennium Library

March 27, 2018 • Written by

Speaking Crow is Winnipeg’s longest running Poetry Open Mic, with a different Featured Reader each month. Hear some great poetry and maybe read something yourself at the open mic. Sign up for reading slots at the event. Featured Reader: Michael Minor.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

7-9 pm

Millennium Library

Carol Shields Auditorium

For more info, go here