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Free Clothing Giveaway

October 27, 2017

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The Clothing Giveaway is an event that was founded several years ago by Language Training Centre instructor, Maria Pol, and her students. The purpose of the Giveaway is to provide LTC students with an opportunity to obtain gently-used clothing that is appropriate for volunteer placements, job interviews and everyday use. 
The dates for the 2017 Clothing Giveaway are Wednesday, November 8, Thursday, November 9 and Friday, November 10.
The clothing will be set up near the elevators on the fourth floor. Students are all welcome to take what they need. Everything is FREE!
Donations of clothing are always welcome. Please contact Lauren Joyce or Jillian Hoogland if you have something you would like to donate. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

October 5, 2017

Wishing all students a Happy Thanksgiving weekend. Don’t forget that the Language Training Centre will be closed on Monday, October 9, 2017.
Thanksgiving in Canada:
Thanksgiving is a holiday on the second Monday of October. The annual holiday is an opportunity to give thanks and celebrate the close of the harvest (farming) season.  In Canada, friends and families gather for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner at this time of year which can include turkey, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, etc.
Enjoy your weekend and surround yourself with good food and friends!

Volunteer Opportunity

October 2, 2017

Diversity and Intercultural Services is looking for volunteers to help out at the Annual Welcome Party for Immigrant and International Students. Volunteers will work in pairs and will be responsible for handing out beverages at the drink station. Shifts will be short, so volunteers will have a lot of time to enjoy the party either before or after their shift.

Details:

  • Where: Red River College, Notre Dame Campus (2055 Notre Dame Avenue)
  • When: Friday, October 20th
    • There are three volunteer shifts available: 5:30pm-7:00pm, 7:00pm-8:00pm and 8:00-9:15pm.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Jillian Hoogland at jhoogland@rrc.ca or come to room 419.

Job Fair: October 28th

October 2, 2017

Are you looking for a job? The Korea Times and The Diversity Times will be hosting a job fair at Grant Park Shopping Centre on Saturday, October 28th, from noon to 4:00PM.
Get your résumés ready and be prepared to meet many local employers.
Where: Grant Park Shopping Centre (1120 Grant Avenue)
When: Saturday, October 28th, from noon to 4:00pm
 
 

Protect yourself from fraud

March 28, 2017

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International students and their families may be vulnerable to various types of fraud. While some scams are easy to recognize, many can be more difficult. Check out the scams and fraud section of this College Success Resource for more information about how to recognize and protect yourself from fraud.

FREE Skating at The Forks

January 13, 2017

Join us for a free skating activity for students

There will be free skate rentals, hot chocolate and mini doughnuts.
You have never skated before? Well, this is your perfect opportunity to learn with your friends!
You must register for the activity. To register, click here. You will receive a confirmation email when you have registered.
Space is limited so register soon!
(Event hosted by RRC’s Diversity & Intercultural Services department.)
 

Holiday Lunch and Learn: December 10th

December 2, 2015

Join your LTC counsellor, Chad Smith and your student integration coordinator, Jillian Hoogland for a special holiday lunch and learn about dealing with stress during the holidays.
Ho Ho Ho! or No No No!: What do the holidays mean to you?
Topics will include:

  • Learn about holiday traditions
  • Discuss common feelings and concerns
  • Think about ideas on how to deal with these feelings and concerns
  • Learn some tips for having a happy and healthy holiday

When?

  • Thursday, December 10th
  • This workshop will be presented twice (12:00 – 12:45 and 1:00 – 1:45).

Where?

  •  Basement Lunchroom D

Christmas Cheer Board

December 2, 2015

Every year the Christmas Cheer Board accepts donations of food, toys and money from individuals and businesses in Manitoba. Volunteers then work tirelessly to prepare hampers of food and gifts in order to make sure that families who are facing financial struggles can have a happy and healthy holiday.
If you are a recipient of Employment and Income Assistance (EIA) and would like to apply for a hamper, please call (204) 948-2022.
If you are not receiving EIA and would like to apply for a hamper, please call (204) 989-5683.
Both phone lines are open Monday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. You must have your Manitoba Health card ready when you call.
If you would like to volunteer with the Christmas Cheer Board, please call (204) 989-5696 or click here.
For more information, please visit the Christmas Cheer Board website.