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Community Connections

October 20, 2014

MB startCareer and Workforce Development Month at Manitoba Start

November 4 – November 27; Afternoon sessions (sessions are 2 – 2.5 hours)  
 

  • Career panels and information sessions
  • Career development
  • Canadian workplace culture
  • Opportunities for employment and career growth
  • Connections with employers
  • Finance, Accounting, Nursing, Manufacturing, Transportation and Trades, Education, Sales and Service, Information and Communications Technology and Engineering

*Visit the Manitoba Start website to register.


Computer_TrainingComputer Training at the Immigrant Centre

  • Beginner to Intermediate Computer Skills
  • Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Internet, Email, On-line Applications, Typing

*Note: You must be an Immigrant Centre client to register for this training.
Next information and registration session: Saturday, October 25, 10:30-12:00
For more information, visit the Immigrant Centre website or see Jillian Hoogland, LTC’s Student Integration Coordinator (Room 418).


houseWorkshops at New Journey Housing

  • Home ownership workshops
  • Rental workshops (October 24, 4:00 – 6:30 pm)
  • Budgeting workshops

*All workshops are free!
*Call 204-942-2238 to register.
*For more information on the workshops visit the New Journey Housing website.


gabriel-lrgVolunteer Opportunity at The Dream Factory

The Dream Factory is A Manitoba-based, charitable organization dedicated to fulfilling dreams of kids who are battling life-threatening illnesses.
The Dream Factory needs a Special Events Volunteer:

  • Casual (2 hour – all day event, approximately once a month)
  • Duties include: Setting up / cleaning up at events, manning a display booth, selling 50/50 tickets, registering guests, and much more

*For more information, visit www.volunteermanitoba.ca (opportunity ID 39) or see Jillian Hoogland, LTC’s Student Integration Coordinator (Room 418).

Welcome Party for Immigrant and International Students

October 2, 2014

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Welcome to Red River College! Are you ready to party?

RRC’s Diversity and Intercultural Services is holding its annual Welcome Party for Immigrant and International Students →
When? Friday, October 24th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where? Voyageur Restaurant at the Notre Dame Campus
Who? 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, or 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.
Click to download an Event Poster→ 
*Please register by Friday, October 17th. To register, please visit the online 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
 

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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LTC's Recycling Program

September 15, 2014

Did you know that most things can be recycled instead of put in the garbage?

Sustainability is a priority at Red River College. Students at the Language Training Centre have an important role to play to support the College’s sustainability goals, especially with waste reduction and recycling.
“Pitch In” and “Hall It” are the names of our 2 recycling programs and it is important for staff and students to get to know what can and cannot be recycled!

Pitch in

Pitch In: The top 10 rules for recycling on campus

  1. STOP AND THINK – can I recycle this?
  2. Read the “Pitch In” signs in the hallways to know what you can and cannot recycle.
  3. Always check the recycling symbol on the bottom of all plastic containers. recycle
  4. We recycle plastics #1,2,3,4, 5 and 7. We do not recycle plastic # 6.
  5. Coffee cups are not recyclable – they go into the garbage.
  6. Wash or rinse ALL bottles, containers and food cans before they go into the recycling bins.
  7. Break down large cardboard boxes and place them beside the recycling bins for pick up.
  8. Plastic bags cannot be recycled and go into the garbage.
  9. Encourage others to recycle on campus.
  10. “Hall It” means haul all of your garbage out of classrooms and labs.

 

Hall ItHall It

Classrooms do not have recycling or waste bins. Staff and students must take their trash and recyclables when leaving classrooms and discard them in the correct hallway bins.
 
 
 
 
 
For more information please contact:
Sustainability Coordinator, Sue Hayduk e: shayduk@rrc.ca or p: 204.632.2144
To learn more about sustainability at Red River College, visit rrc.ca/sustainability.

Back-to-School Bowling Party!

September 15, 2014

glow bowl
The New Roots program is hosting its first off-campus activity and all Language Training Centre students are invited!

Glow Bowling at Academy Lanes
Friday, September 19, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Free!
→ Please click here to register for the Back-to-School Bowling Party.

* Registration opens at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, September 15. Go quickly, because registration is limited to the first 55 students!
For more information, please contact Jillian, LTC’s Student Integration Coordinator (Room 418; jhoogland@rrc.ca).

Folklorama 2014 Kick-Off

July 23, 2014

The Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries host Folklorama every year in Winnipeg. The Folklorama Kick-Off is a free event held at the Scotiabank Stage at The Forks on Saturday, July 26 from 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm. It offers fun for the whole family, including the MTS Marketplace, interactive children’s activities and cultural demonstrations. The mainstage show, featuring local and international performing groups, starts at 7:00 pm. The evening will be capped off with a spectacular fireworks display at 10:45 pm.
Click here for more information about this fantastic cultural festival!

Website Contest WINNERS!

June 10, 2014

Thank you to everyone who participated in the contest! We hope you enjoyed your first visit to the LTC website and we hope you will continue use the website and tell others about it.
Bookmark this “News” page and come back often for more announcements and news.

And now, to announce the winners of the contest! Congratulations to . . . .

Jaskirat and her teacher, Rita

Jaskirat with her teacher, Rita


 
Nathan and his teacher, Lori

Nathan with his teacher, Lori


Kokob, Elmira and Svetlana (not shown), with their teacher, Debbie

Kokob, Elmira and Svetlana (not shown), with their teacher, Debbie


Miao and Svitlana with their teacher, Flo

Miao and Svitlana with their teacher, Flo


Pedro with his teacher, Laila

Pedro with his teacher, Laila


 
ShaoYu with her teacher, Nadiya

ShaoYu with her teacher, Nadiya


Liping with her teacher, Rachel

Liping with her teacher, Rachel

Narcisse Snake Dens

May 23, 2014

narcisse
Are you looking for something fun, exciting, free and somewhat creepy to do this spring? One of Manitoba’s most famous attractions, the Narcisse Snake Dens, is the place to be! Every year, tens of thousands of red-sided garter snakes come out of their winter homes to meet ‘that special someone’. Actually, the snakes come to the surface to perform a fascinating mating ritual before going off to nearby marshes for the summer. The snakes only stay at the Narcisse Dens for a few weeks at this time of year, so don’t miss your chance to see them.
When: Now! The dens are open every day. The best time to see a lot of snakes is on a warm, sunny day.
Where: Narcisse Snake Dens are located about 130 km north of Winnipeg. It takes about 1.5 hours to get there by car. Here is a map.
Cost: Free!
Watch this short video about the snakes at Narcisse.
For more information, visit the Manitoba Conservation website or the NatureNorth website.

Submitted by the Diversity & Immigrant Student Support department