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Wawanesa Supports Innovation Centre with $50,000 donation

March 1, 2021

Red River College is proud to recognize Wawanesa Mutual Insurance for its $50,000 gift to support the Innovation Centre and Wawanesa’s continued support for students in Manitoba.

“Looking after one another is at the heart of who we are at Wawanesa,” said Selena Hinds, Vice President Brand, Communications and Community at Wawanesa Insurance. “That’s why Wawanesa is proud to support Red River College, its students, and the new Innovation Centre. Together with RRC, we share a commitment to making our community a better place to live and learn, and we know students and all of Winnipeg’s downtown will benefit from the new Centre and surrounding greenspace.”

Support for the Innovation Centre is directed to the Elgin Avenue Plaza, which is greenspace and pedestrian plaza located between Princess Street and Adelaide Street. The new outdoor space will include seating areas, recreational space, and power outlets for food trucks, entertainment and vendors. Students and community members can use the space to study, eat lunch, or host events such as concerts or maker markets. The greenspace is located across from the new Market Lands creative hub, housing and market space and will attract more people to live, work and play in the growing neighbourhood.

Since 2009, Wawanesa has also provided a $10,000 donation annually to support Red River College students. This year, eight Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Awards will be distributed to individuals in the Business Administration, Business Information Technology and Business Technology Management programs, providing opportunities for students to achieve success in their education and into their careers.

Thank you to Wawanesa for the incredible support of students at Red River College.