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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!

Red River College tells the world about student success!

June 25, 2014

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This week, two former LTC students, Lei Wang and Balwinder Loomba, were featured in Red River College’s Alumni Blog, “Going Places”. The headline also scrolls across the home page of RRC’s website, which means thousands of people will have the opportunity to learn about their success!
As students in LTC’s English for Health Care Aides program (now called Communication for Health Professions), both ladies overcame many obstacles and worked extremely hard to improve their language skills before entering the Health Care Aide program at RRC.
Click here to read the article.→
Click here to watch a video produced by the EHCA class in 2013.→
Congratulations to Lei Wang and Balwinder Loomba – and thank you for sharing your story with the world!
 

LINKS Seminars for Immigrant and International Students

June 25, 2014

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RRC’s Diversity & Immigrant Student Support department will be offering a LINKS (Learning Interculturally: Networks, Knowledge & Strategies) Seminar. This is a 1-day orientation for immigrant students (permanent residents and citizens born abroad) and international (study visa) students.
In this seminar, you will learn about:

  • Knowledge of the Canadian College environment, culture and supports
  • Networking with other students, and College support staff
  • Mindset and strategies that can contribute to student success
  • Sense of comfort and connection to the College community
  • A personal plan for successful educational, social and cultural integration on and off campus

This year, these seminars will take place on the following dates:

  • August 26, 2014 – LINKS Seminar for Immigrant Students (Additional session may be held on August 25th, if necessary.)
  • August 27, 2014 – LINKS Seminar for International Students
  • August 28, 2014 – LINKS Seminar for International Students
  • January 3, 2015 – LINKS Seminar for Immigrant and International Students
  • April 28, 2015 (tentative) – LINKS Seminar for Immigrant and International Students

After participating in these seminars, immigrant and international students are better prepared to integrate more fully into academic and community life at the College, and to succeed in their programs.
All immigrant and international students starting a new program at Red River College are strongly encouraged to participate. Invitations to register online for the Fall Seminars will begin in early July.
If you have any questions about this important program, please contact Norlan Page at nopage@rrc.ca.

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

More Volunteer Opportunities!

June 6, 2014

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Do you enjoy working with children? Volunteer for two days of fun at the Cuba Va! Folklorama Pavilion. Volunteers are needed as meal servers, face painters, escorts, and more! Dates are Sunday, August 10 and Saturday, August 16; from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm. The Cuba Va! Pavilion is located at the RBC Convention Centre, 375 York Ave. For more information, please contact mcallister_51@yahoo.ca or phone 204-963-5045.
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The Manitoba Marathon is seeking volunteers for their Signage Crew, Green Team and to act as Court Marshals for their upcoming event. The marathon takes place on June 15th and volunteers must have a good work ethic, work well in teams, execute directions well, and have a positive attitude. For more information, please click here.

Submitted by RRC’s Diversity and Immigrant Student Support department

Home Ownership Workshop

June 6, 2014

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New Journey Housing has a few spaces available for the Home Ownership Workshop. It will be held at New Journey Housing, which is located on the 3rd floor of Portage Place. (Go up the escalators near the food court.)
Date: June 14th
Time 1:00 – 3:30 pm. 
If you need parking, please try to book it until 4:00 pm just in case we go over time!
You can register for these workshops by calling 204-942-2238 or emailing info@newjourneyhousing.com
Some of the topics that will be covered in this workshop include:

  • basics about buying a home
  • where and how to get a mortgage
  • the role of lawyers and real estate agents

The next Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, July 12 (9:30 am – 12:30 pm.)
For more information, go to www.newjourneyhousing.com

Submitted by RRC’s Diversity and Immigrant Student Support Department

Manitoba Student Aid – Information Session for Immigrants

June 5, 2014

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The University of Winnipeg Global Welcome Centre and the Red River College Diversity and Immigrant Student Support Department are pleased to offer an information session on Manitoba Student Aid. This session is for Manitoba immigrants (Permanent Residents, Refugee-claimants, and Canadian Citizens) who are planning to attend Post-Secondary Academic programs during the 2014-2015 Academic Year.
When: 4:00-5:30 pm, June 23, 2014
Where: Great West Life Lecture Theatre, Roblin Centre, Red River College (A104-160 Princess Street, Winnipeg)
You must register to attend. To register or get more information, click here.

Submitted by the Diversity & Immigrant Student Support department

Narcisse Snake Dens

May 23, 2014

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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