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Fun, Free Activity for Students: Paint Night

October 14, 2021

Join the RRC Students’ Association and Healthy Minds Healthy College for paint night on Thursday, October 21st at 6:00pm!

What is Paint Night?

Paint Night has become very popular in the last couple of years, but if you’ve never been to paint night before, you may find yourself wondering what it is! Paint night is a creative way to hang out with your friends and create a masterpiece! 

You Learn to Paint

At paint night, you learn to paint. Whether you’re a complete beginner or a pro painter, there will be an instructor to guide you the whole time! Everyone in the class is working toward creating their own version of the same painting. The teacher will lead you through your painting step-by-step.

It’s Therapeutic

Painting is really good for you! Paint night is great for people who love to try new things, meet new people, and explore new sides to themselves.

Bring Your Own Supplies

  • Three paintbrushes (large, medium, and small)
  • Any size painting canvas (12″x16″ is the average size)
  • Acrylic paints (all primary colors)

Want to join, but don’t have the supplies?

Don’t worry! If you sign up below, and check ‘yes‘ to needing supplies, we will automatically sign you up for a supply kit. Supply kits are limited and can be picked up at either the Notre Dame Campus or Exchange District campus. In some cases, we can ship kits to regional campuses. Pick-up schedule will be e-mailed to the e-mail you provide.

Click here to register.

Attention students: We want to hear from you!

October 7, 2021

Have you ever thought about how the items that you see in a store arrived on the shelf?

Everyday, goods and materials are produced, sold, moved and stored in order to get them from the manufacturer to the customer. This network of people and businesses is called a supply chain. The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of supply chains and the employees who work in them.

Are you interested in working in this important field?

Some examples of careers in the supply chain sector include:

  • Procurement Clerk
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Purchasing Clerk
  • Inventory Clerk
  • Merchandise Control Clerk
  • Shipper and Receiver
  • Transportation Route Scheduler
  • Export/Import Clerk
  • Warehouse Supervisor/Manager
  • Retail / Wholesale Buyer

Supply Chain Canada (Manitoba), Red River College Language Training Centre and Immigration Partnership Winnipeg are inviting newcomers, immigrants and refugees with experience or interest in the supply chain sector to share their experiences and suggestions to help develop supports for newcomers and employers.

When: Saturday, October 16th, from 1:00pm-3:00pm

Where: Online

Participants will receive a $20 gift card.

Click here to register.

Looking for Student Volunteers

October 1, 2021

Student wellbeing is very important to Red River College (RRC).

RRC needs the input of students to help shape a potential student mental health peer support program. We are looking for students to share their ideas and experiences in an online focus group.

Each focus group will last no more than 2 hours, and will be conducted via Zoom by two facilitators from Mental Health Innovations and a student co-facilitator from RRC.

We ask that you have access to a computer with a working camera, microphone, and a stable internet access.

You will be in a session with other students from RRC.

You will receive a $40 e-gift card to thank you for your time.

Click here for more information or to register.

Orange Shirt Days @ the Manitoba Museum

September 27, 2021

To honour Orange Shirt Day and the new National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, admission to the Manitoba Museum Galleries will be free from Thursday, September 30 to Sunday October 3.

Click here for more information or to reserve your tickets.

Truth and Reconciliation Week 2021

September 22, 2021

Red River College’s third annual Truth and Reconciliation Week, September 27 – October 1, 2021, is dedicated to increasing our understanding of Canada’s history, Indigenous cultures, and starting conversations around Truth and Reconciliation.

During the week, you will hear from Indigenous voices and participate in interactive activities. Some of this year’s themes include: anti-racism, Every Child Matters, the Canadian Residential School System, intergenerational trauma, healing, and strength.

Everyone is welcome to participate in special events and join the conversation. As you participate in this week’s events, strong emotions may arise. Be sure to take breaks and practice good self-care. Remember to be kind and do check-ins with yourself, and you can always access RRC Mental Health supports and resources at rrc.ca/wellness.

For more information on the activities and to learn about how to join the events, click here.

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 (lklymkiw@rrc.ca).
  • For settlement support and academic and career planning, please contact the student integration team, Jillian Hoogland (jhoogland@rrc.ca) and Lauren Joyce (ljoyce@rrc.ca) in Winnipeg or Christy Epp (cdepp@rrr.ca) in Steinbach and the regions.
  • For academic support, help with time management and homework club, please contact the educational assistant, Eva Kiwanuka (ekiwanuka@rrc.ca).

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.