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Canada Day: July 1

June 30, 2022

Here are some fun, free ways celebrate Canada Day on July 1st:

  • The Forks: Learn about Indigenous culture, take a tour, enjoy food trucks or a picnic, check out some free concerts and watch the African Cup of Nations soccer tournament.
  • Assiniboine Park: Enjoy free concerts at the Lyric Theatre and the Gardens at The Leaf, bring the kids to a bouncy castle and slide in the Lyric field and check out many other activities at the park.
  • Click here for a full list of Canada Day activities.

Free Admission to the Manitoba Museum: July 1

June 29, 2022

The Manitoba Museum is now offering free admission on the first Friday of every month from 5 pm to 9 pm. Drop-in tours, pop-up concerts and hands-on activities will be available throughout the evening. General admission is free to all three of the Museum’s core attractions – the Museum Galleries, the Science Gallery, and the Planetarium.

Click here for more information.

Canadian Immigrant Fair

June 29, 2022

This free, one-stop event connects newcomers with information and inspiration on the three pillars of immigrant success: Careers, Education and Settlement. The fair provides information for immigrants who need help as they look for jobs, go back to school and settle in their new home. Students can connect with employers, recruiters, immigrant service providers, educational institutions, and government services that can support them on their journey.

  • Date: July 8, 2022
  • Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • Location: Radisson Hotel, 288 Portage Avenue
  • Cost: FREE!

For event and registration information, please see the Canadian Immigrant Fair website.

Fun Summer Activities

June 23, 2022

Summer is officially here! Below, you will find several ideas for fun activities:

  1. Catch a Free Concert 
    • Catch free concerts by local Winnipeg artists at various downtown locations all summer! Concerts run from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm on Tuesdays from June to September. 
    • Click here to see the full schedule.
  2. Help the Community – Volunteer! 
    • Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, practice your English, get Canadian work experience and help the community. 
    • Visit the Volunteer Manitoba website to learn about some great volunteer opportunities.
  3. Explore Winnipeg: Walk or Ride ‘The Loop’ 
    • ‘The Loop’ is an 8 km long walk with 49 stops connecting the city’s central neighbourhoods. 
    • Click here for a map of ‘The Loop’.
  4. Check out Folklorama
    • Experience world-class entertainment, enjoy delicious authentic cuisine, warm hospitality, and view beautiful cultural displays during Folklorama, the largest and longest-running multicultural festival of its kind in the world.
    • July 31 – August 13, 2022. Click here for more information.
  5. Visit Manitoba’s Beautiful Beaches 
  6. Family Fun 
  7. Enjoy Free Events at Assiniboine Park
    • There are free events at Assiniboine Park all summer long! Check out concerts at the Lyric Stage and at the Leaf. Enjoy other events like Movies in the Park, Ballet in the Park, Canada Day Celebrations and so much more fun, free, family fun.
    • Click here for more information.
  8. Celebrate the Year of the Garden
    • 2022 is the YEAR of the Garden.
    • Click here to see a list of Winnipeg’s best and brightest floral displays.

Your Student Support Team will be adding new ideas for family fun throughout the summer.

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Job Fair Today: Manitoba Start

June 16, 2022

Date: Thursday, June 16, 2022 1:30pm-4:00pm

Location: Manitoba Start 271 Portage Avenue

Event Description: Are you looking to explore career opportunities? Manitoba Start is hosting a Job Fair in partnerships with YES! Winnipeg and the Ukrainian Canadian Congress.

Manitoba Employers from a variety of sectors will be attending this event to showcase available careers within their companies! Bring a resume if you have one.

Free Citizenship Classes

June 16, 2022

Have you applied for Canadian citizenship? Do you want help preparing for the test?

If the answer to these two questions is YES, you might be interested in the free citizenship classes offered by the Immigrant Centre.

The classes are 2 hours once a week for 6 weeks. They will be offered via Zoom.

These 6 classes will cover everything you need to learn from the Discover Canada Guide sent to you by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

Next Course

  • June 22 – July 27
  • Wednesday evenings
  • 6:00 – 8:00 p.m

Registration is required. Click here for more information.

Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration

June 16, 2022

Sunday, June 19 | 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

Assiniboine Park

Free outdoor concerts and shows take place at the Lyric Theatre and the Performance Garden The Leaf. Plus, enjoy family-friendly activities, drumming workshops, food trucks and more! Click here to see the full schedule of events for Indigenous Peoples Day.

The Manitoba Museum Needs Your Help

June 9, 2022

Newcomers Focus Group Invitation

The Focus Group is part of the museum’s Listening Tour; a conversation meant to invite Manitobans to share their ideas about the future of the Manitoba Museum. The information gathered from community members will be used to help shape the future of the Museum. Newcomers have been identified as individuals who bring an invaluable perspective to this important process.
 
Here are the details…
 
Date: Monday, June 13th    
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: The Manitoba Museum (190 Rupert Avenue), 3rd Floor Library  
COVID Protocols: Masks are required at the Museum
 
Please RSVP to Martina Hutchison mhutchison@manitobamuseum.ca if you would like to join the in-person session.

Light refreshments will be served.

For those of you who aren’t able to attend in person, but would like to share your input, please visit www.manitobamuseumtomorrow.ca to take part in the survey and share your ideas online. All participants are entered into a draw for some amazing prizes!

Welcome Back Event: June 8

June 2, 2022

The Center for International Education and Global Partnerships, in collaboration with the Students Association, Applied Computer Education and the Skilled Trades and Technologies department, is hosting a Welcome Back event – CIEGP Summer BBQ Party for all students!

Exchange District Campus
Location: Agora, Manitou a bi Bii daziigae
On Wednesday, June 8, 2022, from 11:30 AM to 1 PM, please join us for pizza and a drink!

To register please click here.

The Students Association will also have a prize wheel and an enter-to-win giveaway contest.
 
If you have any questions, please email iesupport@rrc.ca.

Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET)

May 26, 2022

The Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) is a three-year temporary visitor visa but holders of the visa can apply for a work visa at the same time that will allow any Ukrainians to work in Canada during that time. While Ukrainians are in Canada they can benefit from Canadian benefits such as business opportunities and public school for children. and English Language Classes.

Ukrainians traveling on the CUAET visa are eligible for English Language classes and do not pay tuition. English Language classes are sponsored by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.   

Students require a language assessment completed by Winnipeg English Language Assessment and Referral Centre (WELARC). WELARC helps newcomers to Canada by providing them with a choice of organizations that can best help with improving language skills for work, education and life in Canada. Once the assessment is completed WELARC will make a referral to Red River College Polytechnic. When the college receives the referral students are contacted with information on classes.

Students can make an appointment for the language assessment with WELARC online or by phone at 204-943-5387.

For more information about Student Support Services at Language Training Centre at Red River College Polytechnic, contact one of our Student Integration Coordinators: JillianLauren or Christy.

For information from the Province of Manitoba, visit Manitoba for Ukraine.