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Check out Winnipeg in the News!

March 8, 2019

There’s lots happening around Winnipeg–our little city is getting attention around the world!

If you’re already here–lucky you! Get out and enjoy it!

Finding your Well-Being

March 8, 2019

Many students have a tough time coping with the pressure of life and College. It can be really difficult to find balance and well-being in a new environment.

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority has a web guide with some really practical and relevant tips for creating well-being in your life. There are some helpful videos, including messages from other newcomers to Winnipeg.

Check out the Guide here: http://www.wellbeingguide.ca/

Take some time this week to choose a few ways that you can take care of yourself and improve your well-being. You will find that it will have a positive impact across many areas of your life!

Do you know Lynda?

March 7, 2019

You may have noticed a new tab on your RRC HUB page this year—Lynda!

A student came and asked me the other day how she could develop my computer skills to help enhance what she was learning in her program. I was very happy to be able to show her Lynda.com, which is full of thousands of courses on a wide range of subjects, including computer software, languages and other skills.

Some of the courses on Lynda are very short, while others provide in-depth instruction complete with supplementary materials to help you practice new skills. There are new courses added daily on diverse topics and in multiple languages.

Best of all, these courses are all now available free of charge to Red River College students!

To access Lynda.com, just click on the icon in your Hub account, and sign in using your RRC username and password. You can explore videos, courses, and learning pathways that you can customize to your own needs and interests. Check out the College’s Teaching and Learning Technology Centre webpage for more information and support for using Lynda at Red River College.

Take some time to explore with Lynda and start expanding your learning journey today!

Things to do for Free in Winnipeg this Week

March 7, 2019

Celebrate the end of the bitter cold by checking out these free events in Winnipeg!

Craftstravaganza

 Come and celebrate International Women’s Day at MAWA Mentoring Artists for Women’s Arts. Learn craft practices from around the world.  There are four workshops offered at the same time.

  • March 9, 2019, 12:00pm – 4:00pm
  • MAWA, 611 Main Street

Have a look at the MAWA Website to find out more!

 

Dear Mr. Watterson

The Calvin and Hobbes comic strip became famous in 1985.  In this documentary, you will find out why these comics have made such an impact on so many readers.

  • Sunday, March 10, 2 pm
  • Millennium Library
  • Carol Shields Auditorium
  • 251 Donald Street

Free. Drop in.

Visit the Winnipeg Public Library website to find more information.

Tax Season: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

February 27, 2019

Did you know that filing a simple tax return could put hundreds of dollars in your bank account?

There are still a few seats left for our last Tax Information Session, this Monday at the Notre Dame Campus–register today!

Who is this for?

  • Newcomers to Canada
  • International Students
  • First-time tax filers
  • Students with tax-related questions

A representative of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will present an overview of Canada’s income tax process and will be available to answer your questions.

Some of the questions that will be answered:

  • Why should I file my tax return?
  • Do I have to pay someone to file my tax return for me, or can I do it for free?
  • How can I avoid being scammed?
  • What do I need to do?
  • When are the deadlines?
  • Where can I get help?
  • Your questions!

Please register in advance to reserve your seat:

Notre Dame Campus

This information session is hosted by the Centre for International Education & Global Partnerships.

For more information, please email iesupport@rrc.ca .

Free things to do in Winnipeg this Weekend

February 27, 2019

March Tabletop Gameday

Do you like games? If you do, there is the perfect event for you to check out.

GameKnight Games and Cool Stuff is organizing a Gameday.  You can come with your whole family and enjoy some quality time.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

10 am to 10 pm

519 Osborne Street

For more information, go here: http://gameknight.ca/gameday/

 

PiYo with Maribelle at Maples Academy of Dance

This FREE classes which are a combination of yoga and Pilates run for six weeks.

Class Dates:

  • Feb 10 at 1:30pm,
  • Feb 17 at 5:00pm,
  • Feb 24 at 1:30pm,
  • Mar 3 at 1:30pm,
  • Mar 10 at 1:30pm,
  • Mar 17 at 1:30pm

To reserve your spot, go here: http://www.maplesdance.com/piyo-reg

 

Free Admission to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

March 6, 2019 from 5-9 pm

85 Israel Asper Way

Free admission every first Wednesday of the month.

To read about this recurring event, go here: https://humanrights.ca/event/free-wednesday

 

Income Tax information Session – Register Today!

February 21, 2019

There are still a few seats left for our upcoming income Tax Information Sessions–register today!

A representative of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will present an overview of Canada’s income tax process and will be available to answer your questions.

Who is this for?

  • Newcomers to Canada
  • International Students
  • First-time tax filers
  • Students with tax-related questions

Some of the questions that will be answered:

  • Why should I file my tax return?
  • Do I have to pay someone to file my tax return for me, or can I do it for free?
  • How can I avoid being scammed?
  • What do I need to do?
  • When are the deadlines?
  • Where can I get help?Please register in advance to reserve your seat:

Exchange District Campus

Notre Dame Campus

This information session is hosted by the Centre for International Education & Global Partnerships.

For more information, please email iesupport@rrc.ca .

Volunteers Needed for “Pathway to Permanent Residency” Session

February 21, 2019

We are looking for volunteers to help with the registration desk for the “Pathway to Permanent Residency” Session on the following dates:

Date Time Location Room
February 25, 2018 8:30-9:30 Exchange District Campus (160 Princess Street) A104
February 27, 2019 15:00-16:00 Notre Dame Campus (2055 Notre Dame Ave.) GM41
March 6, 2019 8:30-9:30 Notre Dame Campus (2055 Notre Dame Ave.) GM41
March 20, 2019 15:00-16:00 Exchange District Campus (160 Princess Street) A104

 

If you are interested in volunteering with us, please contact the International Student and Immigration Advisor Xiyi (Cee) Liang at xliang140@rrc.ca or by phone at 204-631-3376.

Smoke Alarm For Every Family

February 20, 2019

When was the last time you located and tested your smoke alarm? Take a minute today to check!

If you own your own home but do not have a smoke alarm, you may be interested in the S.A.F.E. Family program.

The S.A.F.E Family (Smoke Alarm For Every Family) is a residential smoke alarm installation program run within the City of Winnipeg by the Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) in partnership with The Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund Inc. and Red River Mutual Insurance Company.

The goal is to supply and install a smoke alarm in owner-occupied households not equipped with a working smoke alarm. If a homeowner does not have the resources to supply and install their own smoke alarm for any reason they are free to apply to have one provided by the program.

Fill out a form or call 311 to sign up for your FREE smoke alarm, installed by WFPS crews.

S.A.F.E. Family Program is not available to rented homes and apartments. If you live in a rental property and you do not have a working smoke alarm fill out a form or call 311 and a Fire Inspector will contact you and resolve the issue with the property owner.

For more information visit: https://winnipeg.ca/FPS/CommunityRelations/SafeFamily.stm

Free Activities in Winnipeg this Weekend

February 20, 2019

Check out these free things to do this weekend:

Winter Free Swimming

Swimming is one of the best ways to escape the frozen winter and stay active with your family.

Check out the schedule for free swimming in different community centres around the city of Winnipeg:

Central Winter Festival

  • Saturday, February 23 from 1-3 pm
  • 400 Cumberland Avenue

Activities:

  • Skating at the Central Park rink: Free skate rental for kids and adults!
  • Outdoor Play: Snow kitchen, snow painting, fort building
  • Chainsaw Sculpting
  • Fireside Acoustic Set JD and the Sunshine Band
  • Hot Beverages, ‘Smores AND MORE!

Check online for more information!

 

Free Folk Concert for the Whole Family

  • Saturday, February 23 from 2-3:30 pm
  • Millennium Library
  • 251 Donald Street

Check online for more information!