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Free Online Event: DOME@HOME

September 15, 2021

As Canadian astronomer Helen Sawyer Hogg always said,

“The stars belong to everyone.”

Learn how to find your stars and get to know the night sky with the Manitoba Museum’s free DOME@HOME program every Thursday evening.

DOME@HOME, a weekly series of FREE virtual programming inviting Manitobans to explore the universe.

Join Planetarium Astronomer Scott Young as he identifies constellations and planets in the real sky, discovers upcoming celestial events, and looks at trending space science and astronomy news. 

Click here for more information or to register.

Giveaway Weekend: September 11-12, 2021

September 8, 2021

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.

Welcome to the Language Training Centre

September 1, 2021

The Language Training Centre (LTC) staff would like to give a warm welcome to all of the students who will be joining us for online learning this term. Although online learning can be challenging at times, it is important to remember that you will have the support of your instructors, classmates and student support team at the LTC as you develop your language and computer skills. 

  • For personal counselling, emotional support or accommodation / accessibility planning, please contact the personal support counsellor, Larissa Klymkiw (
  • For settlement support and academic and career planning, please contact the student integration team, Jillian Hoogland ( and Lauren Joyce ( in Winnipeg or Christy Epp ( in Steinbach and the regions.
  • For academic support, help with time management and homework club, please contact the educational assistant, Eva Kiwanuka (

Please check this site regularly for information about special events for students. You can even subscribe to the LTC News, so that the information will be sent directly to your preferred email every Thursday at noon. Click here to subscribe the LTC News. 

We are looking forward to working with you. 

Have a great term! 

Celebration at the Gardens at The Leaf: August 27-29

August 25, 2021

Join the party at Assiniboine Park August 27-29 to celebrate the new outdoor Gardens at The Leaf!

To celebrate the opening of the new gardens, you are invited you to enjoy performances by local musicians and dancers, culinary demonstrations, and more!

A selection of multi-cultural food trucks will be available each day from 12:00 pm – 5:00pm.

Each day join local Fire Keepers at the Fire Node for a time of reflection, questions, interactive workshops, and meaningful conversations. Hand-tied tobacco pouches will be provided if you would like to make an offering to the fire.

Daily performances, demonstrations, activities, and workshops: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

Click here for a full schedule of events.

Free Activity: Night Lights ArtWalk

August 25, 2021

  • Are you interested in art?
  • Do you want to learn more about special works of art in Winnipeg?
  • Are you looking for a fun activity to do this Friday, August 27th?

If you answered yes to these questions, the Night Lights ArtWalk is the perfect activity for you!

ArtWalk is a 3km walking tour of public artworks in downtown Winnipeg.

When: Friday, August 27th, from 8:00pm-9:30pm

Where: Meet at the fountain behind Manitoba Legislative Building, 450 Broadway Ave.

How Much: Free!

Registration is required. Click here to register.

Tours will run as scheduled rain or shine but will be cancelled in the event of a thunderstorm.

Please respect physical distancing and stay home if you feel unwell. Face masks are encouraged.

Get Vaccinated!

August 19, 2021

Beginning Sept. 10, every member of the RRC community—all students, faculty, and staff—will be required to show proof of at least one dose of a Manitoba approved COVID-19 vaccine before coming onto Campus. Proof of a second dose will be required by no later than Oct. 17. Full details on how to provide proof of vaccination status will be announced soon.

Click here for more information.

Click here to see the Province of Manitoba’s Covid-19 vaccine shot finder.

Are you looking for a job?

August 19, 2021

YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg is hosting a 3-day recruitment event this August!

Thursday, August 19th, 6pm – 9pm (West Portage Branch, 3550 Portage Ave.)
Saturday, August 21st, 10am – 1pm (South Branch, 5 Fermor Ave.)

YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg offers a wide variety of full-time, part-time and before/after care positions in the areas of childcare, health and fitness, and aquatics. Click here for a list of current employment opportunities.

No appointments required. Interested individuals should bring their resume and be prepared to be interviewed on site.

Attendees are asked to wear masks and are encouraged to keep 2 metres/6 feet apart.

For more information, visit: YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg Recruitment Event

Online Information Session: Workers Rights and Resources during Pandemic

August 19, 2021

Are you interested in knowing your rights and resources during pandemic as a worker? Do you want to know more information about what to do and where to go if you are injured at the workplace?

Immigrant Centre Manitoba is organizing a virtual Information session in partnership with the Occupational Health Centre. If you are interested in finding more information about your rights and resources that you can access, please register for the event. Contact Anjana Kattel at

Free Summer Fun at Assiniboine Park

August 11, 2021

The Summer Entertainment Series is back for 2021! 

Enjoy free concerts at the Lyric Theatre, Movies in the Park, Yoga in the Park and more!

  • Events take place between August 1 – September 9.
  • All events are free!

Click here for the full schedule.

Covid-19 health and safety rules are in effect. Please click here for more information.

Firefighter Training Program

August 4, 2021

  • Are you interested in becoming a firefighter?
  • Do you have school / family / work obligations that make it difficult to attend training programs during the day?
  • Are you a permanent resident or Canadian citizen who identifies with one or more of the following equity groups?: Indigenous peoples, women, racialized peoples, persons with disabilities, newcomers and 2SLGBTQ+ persons

If you answered ‘yes’ to these questions, you are invited to apply for the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Services’ Diversity and Equity Firefighter Training (DEFT) Program.

The fire training program is designed to provide an opportunity to train for Level I and Level II Fire certification with the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS). Candidates will have the opportunity to train during evenings and weekends to allow for family obligations and/or work schedules to continue. This training will also provide access to top trainers at the WFPS to prepare for future recruitment campaigns.

Click here to find more information about the program and details on how to apply.