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Free Activity: Winterfest at FortWhyte Alive

January 16, 2019

A celebration of all things winter.

Join Winnipeggers for a day outside to experience and celebrate all that winter has to offer. FortWhyte Alive is yours to explore — whether you hike, snowshoe, ski, slide or skate is up to you!

Learn to cross-country ski with certified ski instructors, or try snowshoeing or hiking through the woods. The toboggan slide will be open for the thrill seekers, and the skating rink polished for those who prefer classic winter fun. Try your hand at ice fishing, and win a prize or two — There will be a drop-in Mini Ice Fishing Tournament for ages 14 and under. Win great prizes for your catch, or just for trying.

This family-friendly event is sure to entertain all interests and abilities.

Bring your own skates. All other equipment provided, while supplies last.

Date

  • Sunday, January 20   11 am-4 pm

No Registration Required

Cost

  • FREE, with waived admission!

Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing – limited skis and sizes available
  • Guided Snowshoe Hikes – snowshoes provided
  • Guided Snowshoe Hikes en français – snowshoes provided
  • Tobogganing – bring your own, or borrow ours!
  • Ice Skating – bring your own ice skates
  • Voyageur Games – see how high you can get tossed in a blanket
  • Bannock Roasting – enjoy this Fortwhyte favorite while warming up around the fire
  • Ice Fishing – instruction available by Manitoba Wildlife Federation. Enter in the Walleye Mafia Childrens Mini-Tournament to win great prizes!
  • Scavenger Hunts – warm up exploring our exhibits, or opt for outdoor adventures

FortWhyte Alive is located at:
1961 McCreary Road

For more information, click here.

Fun, Free Community Event: Doors Open Winnipeg

May 24, 2018

Every year, on the last weekend of May, Heritage Winnipeg presents Doors Open Winnipeg. This is a free public event that showcases Winnipeg’s architecture, history and culture. On Saturday, May 26th and Sunday, May 27th, the public will have the opportunity to visit over 80 buildings and sites around the city and participate in a variety of tours.

For more information, please visit Doors Open Winnipeg.

Visit a Famous Manitoban Tourist Attraction: Narcisse Snake Dens

May 10, 2018

Are you looking for something fun, exciting, free and somewhat creepy to do this weekend? One of Manitoba’s most famous attractions, the Narcisse Snake Dens, is the place to be this weekend. 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.

Here is a link to a short video about the snakes at Narcisse.

For more information, visit the government of Manitoba’s Narcisse Snake Dens page or NatureNorth’s Narcisse Snake Dens FAQs page.

 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: http://www.gov.mb.ca/conservation/wildlife/spmon/narsnakes/snakes_map.html

Cost: Free!

Giveaway Weekend: May 12-13

May 10, 2018

If you walk or drive around town this Saturday and Sunday, you might notice that there are many items on the curb in front of people’s houses and apartments. That’s because this weekend is a Giveaway Weekend in Winnipeg. It’s a great time to get rid of some household items that you no longer use or to browse the curbs for some gently used finds.

Tips if you are giving away items:

  • Place unwanted household items at the curb on your front street.
  • Label each item with a FREE sticker or sign.
  • Store items out of sight that you do not want to give away.
  • Remove leftover items from the curb by dusk on Sunday.
  • Do not put out any items that may be infected with bedbugs.

Tips if you are looking for items:

  • Take only the items at the curb marked “FREE.”
  • Check all items closely to ensure they are safe and in good condition before you put them in your vehicle or bring them into your home.
  • Don’t walk or drive on private lawns or gardens.

For more information, please visit click here.

Free Clothing Giveaway

October 27, 2017

clothing
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. 

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
 
 

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.)
 

Manitoba Legislative Building Open House: Saturday, December 12th

December 8, 2015

Every year, in early December, the provincial government invites the public to the Manitoba Legislative Building (450 Broadway) for a holiday celebration where participants can meet local Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) and enjoy free entertainment and snacks.
This year, the event takes place on Saturday, December 12th, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. This event is free and great for the whole family. Guests can even pose for a free, professional photograph that will be printed on the spot!