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Income Tax Information Sessions

February 15, 2019

As you may have noticed, the College has posted your T2202A tax forms on the Hub—you can find them under the “Payments and Profile” Tab. You may also be getting tax slips and receipts from employers, charities, or other organizations.

Do you have questions about how to file your income tax return? Come get answers at our Income Tax Information Session!

  • 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?

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

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 also check out our tax post from last month, or email iesupport@rrc.ca .

Three Free Things to Do this Weekend!

February 13, 2019

Cabin Fever: Free Films for Kids!

If you and your kids enjoy watching movies together, this event is for you.

  • Sunday, February 17 from 3-4:30 pm
  • At Cinematheque
  • 304 – 100 Arthur St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3 (204) 925-3456

For info, go here: https://www.winnipegfilmgroup.com/cabin-fever-free-films-for-kids-2019/

 

Family Fun Day at Archambault Park

If you like bonfires, hot chocolate and sleigh rides, this event is for you.

  • Monday, February 18 from 4-7 pm
  • 224 Rutledge Cres Winnipeg, MB

For more information, go here: https://www.todocanada.ca/city/winnipeg/event/family-fun-day-february/

 

Sewing Sundays

If you are interested in learning how to sew, make sure you check this event at the Millennium Library.

  • Sunday, February 17
  • 2-4 pm
  • At ideaMILL in the Millennium Library
  • 251 Donald Street, Winnipeg,

For more information, go here: https://wpl.winnipeg.ca/library/pdfs/posters/janfeb/sewingsundays.pdf

See the Winnipeg Jets Live in Action – Open Community Practice – Feb 28th

February 13, 2019

Would you like to get to see Winnipeg’s NHL Hockey Team the Winnipeg Jets play for FREE?

Attend a Winnipeg Jets Open Practice! Tickets are now available for the practice being held on Feb 28th, 2019. Doors open at 10:30am  (30 minutes before practice). Practice is at 11:00 a.m.  No admission will be granted earlier.

If this opportunity interests you, please e-mail Student Integration Coordinator, Lauren Konrad E: lkonrad@rrc.ca to express interest by Friday. Details regarding the event will be sent to you.

Here are some guidelines to assist in maximizing your Winnipeg Jets Practice Experience

–              Please enter through Gate 1 (Portage and Donald) entrance for access. This is the only entrance that will admit your group into the open practice.

–              Space is limited to the number originally agreed upon, and no additional tickets will be provided on practice day.

–              The Jets Gear retail store at BellMTS Place will be open during your practice and accessible from the concourse.

–              There are no autograph signings, or access to players before or after practice.

–              Flash Photography is not permitted.

–              Remember this is a work day for the hockey players. Please do not bang on the glass.

Have Fun!

 

 

Peace Award

February 8, 2019

Two – $1,000 Peace Awards are presented annually to current students in full-time academic programs who entered Canada as refugees or refugee claimants.

This is an invitation for self-reflection, exploration and goal-setting that helps facilitate settlement and integration, and highlights the significant contributions students with refugee experiences bring to a multicultural community.

If you have shown perseverance in reaching you educational goals, while overcoming challenges and adapting to a new life in Canada, you should apply!

A panel will screen all applications according to the criterial outlined on the application page. Only the successful candidates will be contacted.

All applications must be submitted by February 15, 2019. For more information visit rrc.ca/peaceaward.

Facing Grief

February 7, 2019

Life doesn’t stop when you come to College. At some point in your life, you will experience loss of family members or close friends, and for some, this may happen during your studies at RRC. When you are in the middle of the stress of your program, living far away from home, dealing with grief can feel very lonely and difficult.

If you, or someone you know, is experiencing grief, you don’t need to face it alone. Red River College’s Counselling Services offers tips, resources, and personal counselling to help you deal with the challenges you may be facing.

Check out their online resource page, Dealing with Grief, for more information.

Anxiety Forums on Campus

February 6, 2019

RRC is participating in Psychology Month by hosting forums with two prominent local Psychologists. The forums will centre around the topic of Anxiety and will include a talk as well as Q & A with the audience.

Save the dates! Free Pizza lunch provided.

EDC: Tuesday, February 12th, noon – 1pm in the Great West Life Lecture Theatre, The Roblin Centre, with Dr. Elizabeth Hebert.

NDC: Thursday, February 14th, 12-1pm in the Black Lecture Theatre with Dr. Jason Ediger.


This forum will also be livestreamed and recorded by eTV. Use this URL to catch the livestream: rrc.ca/etv/streaming/

Free things to do this week!

February 6, 2019

Check out these free events in Winnipeg:

5th Annual Elmwood Winter Fun Day

If you enjoy outdoor activities, bonfires, hot dogs, refreshments, and wagon rides, then this event is for you!

  • Saturday, February 9, 2019
  • 11 am-3 pm
  • Clara Hughes Recreation Park, 281 Henderson Highway

For more info, go here: http://chalmersrenewal.org/winter-fun-day-2019/

Family Fun Day

The kids would love the face painting and the bouncy castles.

  • Saturday, February 9, 2019
  • 1 pm – 4 pm
  • Whittier Park, 836 Rue Saint Joseph

For more info, go here: https://leclassique.ca/family-day/

Richard Asher Webb Social Justice Activist Memorial Award

February 6, 2019

Are you a social justice leader or committed to social justice issues?

If you’re a RRC student (full- or part-time) who is involved in the community, encouraging others on issues of social justice that impact the lives of students and the broader community, the Richard Asher Webb Social Justice Activist Memorial Award may be for you.

Established in memory of Webb, an RRC alum and long-time community activist, the award is given annually to a student who demonstrates exceptional effort and/or the ability to lead, organize and engage students or members of the community in embodying the values of equity, diversity, inclusion, multiculturalism and social justice.

This $1,000 award is given annually.

Applications are due February 15, 2019.

Learn more about applying: https://www.rrc.ca/diversity/mentorship-awards/richard-asher-award/

Immigrant and International Student Skate – Experience Winnipeg’s River Trail at the Forks

January 30, 2019

History:
On Saturday, Feb 9th, experience a Winnipeg tradition and learn to skate the River Trail. Starting in the heart of the city, the naturally frozen skating trail offers the unique experience of seeing the sights of Winnipeg from the frozen Red and Assiniboine Rivers.

Meeting Details:
We will be meeting at 11:00 am at the Forks Skate Rental Shop located across from the upper-level outdoor skating rink in the center of the Forks Market Square. Join us for a group-skating lesson with your fellow RRC students.

In order to receive your rental skates and snack tickets – you will need to find student integration coordinator, Lauren Konrad, when you arrive to sign in and get laced-up. Come and skate with RRC students and staff.

We will meet back inside at 1:00 pm to have a snack and warm up.

This event is Free.

To register for the event please click here

Free Event – Chinese New Year Celebration – Saturday, Feb, 2

January 30, 2019

Celebrate the year of the pig 2019 with the Winnipeg Chinese Cultural Center.

Free for all immigrant and international students. Free live entertainment and food.

Where: The Winnipeg Chinese Cultural Center

Location: 2nd Floor, 180 King Street

Time: 1 pm – 3 pm