Academic News

Exchange District Campus Fall Showcase and Market

September 7, 2023

The Fall Showcase and Market is on Wednesday, October 11 at

Market – 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Showcase – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Exchange District Campus.

We are thrilled to invite you to the first Annual Fall Showcase and Market, showcasing a variety of programs that we offer, and a market offering a range of handcrafted items, artwork, crafts and innovative products. All created or curated by our talented RRC Polytech students, staff and alumni.

In addition to shopping, there will also be creative workshops, and various activities, ensuring a day of fun and festivity.

Entry is free for visitors, and all are welcome.

Mark your calendars for October 11th, bring your friends and family, and enjoy the bounty and creativity of the season at our Fall Showcase and Market. We look forward to seeing you there!

Vendors Confirmed

We have a variety of vendors confirmed selling everything from cookies, books, artwork, honey, candles, jewelry, crochet, hats and scarves, Christmas decor, Indigenous art, and more!

  • Starz Align
  • Yarnedndanderous.xo
  • Gibson’s Goodies
  • GMB Chomichuk
  • Bamboo Worldwide Products
  • Earthy3DPrints
  • Just Bee Honey co.
  • AgnostosMasterCo
  • Bear and Beans Design
  • Operon Trinkets
  • Vale’s Delights
  • OtakuCorp
  • iHooked
  • Electric Impression
  • Marceleria
  • Crafty Anastasiia
  • Cree Indigenuity Art & Design
  • Bites of Bliss
  • Da-Zired Keepsakes
  • Krafts by Kandi
  • Channy’s Custom Cookies
  • Royal Bee
  • Pixie Design
  • Art Soap Life
  • Professional Baking and Culinary Arts Department
  • The Sergin’ Mary
  • Anishinaa-Bakes
  • Little Cedar Designs
  • OH Collection
  • AADA Naturals
  • Bond Invention House Inc
  • Senor Fletcher’s Galeria
  • Rue de l’Amour
  • L.o.v.creationsbyjj
  • Art of Jackie Traverse
  • Warm & Cozy
  • Anishinaabe Girl Designs
  • Red Thunder Cloud Beads
  • SICD
  • Annastacia Creations
  • Angela’s Native Creations
  • World Financial Group
  • Student Association


Program areas from the following areas will have a table in Manitou a bi Bii daziigae to showcase their programs. Find their table to learn more about the programs offered.

  • School of Continuing Education
  • Hospitality, Tourism, Culinary and Baking
  • Computer and Information Systems Technology
  • Applied Commerce & Management Education
  • Automotive Trades
  • Teacher Education
  • Global Access
  • Recruitment and Alumni

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Participate in the Pumpkin Carving Contest in the Elgin Plaza for the chance to win an RRC Polytech prize pack!

Time: 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Criteria: Carve the Funniest, Scariest, or Most Unique/Creative pumpkin for a chance to win!

Judging: 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm (winners will be contacted after the event)

Pumpkin Carving Contest Rules

Eligibility: The contest is open to everyone.

Pumpkin Submission: Each participant can only submit one pumpkin into the contest.

Carving Tools: Only the tools provided are allowed.

Safety: Participants must follow all safety College guidelines.

Time Limit: If the carving is being done on campus and take no longer than 30 minutes.

Prize Categories:

  • Most Unique/ Creative
  • Scariest
  • Funniest

Originality: Designs must be original.

Judging: A panel of judges will evaluate the pumpkins based on creativity, craftsmanship, and originality. The decisions of the judges are final.

Display: All completed pumpkins should be displayed with a number on them corresponding to the sign-in sheet, without revealing the carver’s identity, to ensure impartial judging.

Prizes: Prizes can be awarded for each category.

Cleanup: Participants are responsible for cleaning up their workspace and disposing of pumpkin remnants properly.

Participants: can pick up their pumpkins at 3:00 that day.

Photos: By participating, carvers agree that photos of their pumpkins may be used for promotional purposes. If minors are participating, parental consent may be needed.

Disqualification: Any pumpkin that does not adhere to the rules may be disqualified.

Pumpkin Carving Rubric

Visual Impact4 Points Each “In Awe!” “Fabulous”  3 Points Each “That’s a job well done”2 Points Each “Okay, I see where they were going with that”1 Point each “What?” “I don’t get it!”
Craftsmanship and Quality4 Points Each The pumpkin is exceptionally attractive and well-constructed3 Points Each The pumpkin is attractive and has good construction.2 Points Each The pumpkin is acceptably attractive though it may be a bit messy1 Point Each The pumpkin is distractingly messy and/or the craftsmanship and skills are poor
Originality4 Points Each Exceptional use of new ideas and originality of pumpkin design3 Points Each Good use of new ideas and originality of pumpkin design2 Points Each Average use of new ideas and originality of pumpkin design1 Point Each No use of new ideas and originality of pumpkin design

Attend a Workshop

Join us in the Roundhouse for a variety of workshops from making your own wooden spoon, candle making, and designing your own puzzle.

Spoon Carving Workshop

Wednesday, October 11

Session 1- 10:00am – 12:00pm

Session 2 – 1:00pm – 3:00pm

(drop-ins are welcome)

Registration fee: $10.00


-beginner instruction

-spoon cut-out

-all materials required

-use of tools

Russ Kubara has been wood carving since 2008 and has been instructing beginner workshops for over ten years. An emphasis will be on safety.

This spoon project will introduce participants to several techniques of using a woodcarving knife that will enable them to get started on the road to a very therapeutic pastime.

Sushi Candle Making

Join us to make beeswax Sushi Candles! Sushi Beeswax Candles are artisanal candles crafted to resemble popular sushi pieces, using pure, natural beeswax as the primary ingredient. These candles not only offer the gentle, honey-like aroma of beeswax when burned but also serve as a decorative centerpiece. Ideal for sushi lovers and those looking for a special touch to their decor.

Additional Activities

  • Draw your own puzzle
  • Make a wooden circle ornament
  • Make a yarn doll
  • Design and make your own mask

RRC Polytech campuses are located on the lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininew, Dakota, and Dené, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis.

We recognize and honour Treaty 3 Territory Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s clean drinking water. In addition, we acknowledge Treaty Territories which provide us with access to electricity we use in both our personal and professional lives.

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