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Community Connections

October 2, 2014

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LTC’s first ever Community Connections Club was held on October 2. Those who were there learned about many interesting opportunities in and around Winnipeg. They left energized and excited about how they can get involved and practice their English.
If you missed it, here’s what we talked about. What can you get involved in?
(Click on any of the titles to find out more information.)

City of Winnipeg’s Career Symposium

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 – 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Winnipeg Convention Centre, 375 York Avenue (3rd floor)
*Free admission*
The City of Winnipeg is a vibrant, growing city with many opportunities! Come and learn about the wide range of careers with the City of Winnipeg, and find out more about what it is like to work for the City. See what some current City of Winnipeg employees have to say!
For students, the Symposium offers an opportunity to learn more about the education and training that is required for different City jobs. There will be interactive displays by City departments. Employees from a variety of areas will be on site to share information and answer questions about their professions and occupations.
Want to get some tips on how to prepare for an interview and create your resume and cover letter? There will be several presentations scheduled throughout the day on these topics.
The symposium is free of charge and open to everyone!
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Volunteer Manitoba Student Recruitment Event

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 – 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Notre Dame Campus (North Gym)
Volunteer organizations will set up booths and tables in the gym. Students will be able to meet a variety of people from the organizations and find out if the opportunity is the “right fit”.
What to bring:
*Resume (if possible)
*Names and contact information for references
*Pen / Pencil
*Positive attitude
If you cannot attend the Volunteer Recruitment Event, go to the Volunteer Manitoba website and see a list of volunteer opportunities. You will certainly find something that will fit with your skills and interests!
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Volunteer Opportunity: Leisure Buddy

Organization: Independent Living Resource Centre
Help someone with a disability to attend outings / community events
Requirements:

  • Sensitivity to / awareness of disabilities
  • Interest in exploring leisure activities
  • Must enjoy working with people
  • Criminal Records check

Benefits:

  • Practice your speaking and listening skills
  • Experience local events and festivals
  • Make new friends
  • ‘Break down’ barriers
  • Get experience working with people with disabilities (great if you’re planning on working in the healthcare / social services field)

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RRC’s Annual Welcome Party for Immigrant and International Students

Friday, October 24th from 6:00pm to 9:00 pm
Voyageur Restaurant at the Notre Dame Campus
For Immigrant and International students, staff, friends and family
As we are celebrating diversity, we welcome you to share your traditions and come dressed in cultural clothing, and dressed for a party! Please bring a donation of non-perishable food items (canned food) for the RRC Student Food Bank. This is a College-wide and family friendly event; everyone is welcome to bring family, children and friends.
This year’s party features live music and entertainment including performances by Caribbean Band, Rockalypso, African drummer, Evans Coffie and Cuban dance group, Yoslai de la Rosa. Take part in fun activities for children including arts and crafts, face painting and balloons. Participate in educational games and cultural teachings brought to you by RRC’s Aboriginal Student Support and Community Liaison Department. Enjoy lots of dancing and sample global cuisine.
*Please register by Friday, October 17th. To register, please visit the on-line registration: http://blogs.rrc.ca/diversity/welcomeparty/
If you have any questions please contact Student Integration Coordinator, Lauren Konrad.
Phone: 204-631-3345 Email: lkonrad@rrc.ca
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The Forks Market 25th Birthday Celebrations

October 4,2014; 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Centre Court, The Forks Market
October 4th marks the 25th anniversary of The Forks, and The Forks Market. Celebrate with a full line up of entertainment and of course birthday cake!
*Free and fun for the whole family!
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