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 click here.
- Are you interested in trying something new?
- Do you like to meet new people?
- Would you like to have fun while practicing your English outside of class?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Paint Night is for you!
On Wednesday, May 22nd, the Language Training Centre will host a Paint Night from 4:00pm-6:00pm in Room D. The very talented artist (and LTC student) Xavier, will help participants to create a beautiful painting that they can bring home at the end of the session.
- No painting experience is necessary.
- All supplies will be provided.
- This activity is FREE!
Registration is required. Please click here to register.
The staff at the Language Training Centre wants to give a warm welcome to all of our new students in the Intensive English for International Students program. We look forward to meeting you and helping you to settle comfortably in Winnipeg. Please check this site regularly for information about special events for students. Have a great term!
- Who: International Students
- What: Free skating activity
- When: February 1st, 10:30am-12:30pm
- Where: The Forks (participants should meet at the Iceland Skate Rental kiosk in The Forks)
- How much? FREE (includes skate rental, hot chocolate and mini doughnuts)
***Please note that Friday, February 1st is a PD day for instructors. Classes are cancelled for students, so this is a great opportunity for students to meet new people, try something new and practice their English outside of class.
Registration is required. Please go to Jillian’s / Lauren’s offices to register. Registration opens on Thursday, January 24th at 12:00.
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.
- Sunday, January 20 11 am-4 pm
No Registration Required
- FREE, with waived admission!
- 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.
All students are invited to join the Student Support team for a fun-filled evening at the Manitoba Museum. There will be guides on-hand to provide information to students as well as a place for students to mingle and have some light refreshments and snacks.
- When: Thursday, January 17th (from 4:00pm – 8:00pm)
- Where: Manitoba Museum, 190 Rupert Avenue
Students are allowed to bring one guest to this event.
Registration is required. Please visit Lauren (office 418) or Jillian (room 419) to register.
The student support team are giving away free sets of tickets to a special family concert by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (Sunday, January 13, 2:00PM).
For your chance to win, go to rooms 418/419, fill out a ballot and drop it the ballot box.
On the first and last Sunday of the month from January to February, you can try out snowshoeing for free at the Living Prairie Museum (2795 Ness Avenue).
The first event will take place Sunday, January 6th, from 10 AM to 4 PM (weather permitting).
*No experience required, and snowshoes are provided.
*Snowshoes are lent out on a first come, first served basis. Be sure to wear winter boots!
For more information, click here.
The College will be closed for the Winter Break from Monday, December 24, 2018, through Monday, January 1, 2019.
Have a safe and happy holiday!
For this edition of the Student Spotlight, we will not be highlighting the work of an individual student. Instead, we want to focus on a group of students (and their wonderful instructor) who have truly embraced the spirit of giving and worked tirelessly to bring holiday cheer to Winnipeg families.
In early November, Kim Mann’s class decided that they would like to help other students who might need some cheer during the holidays. Knowing that many LTC students request hampers from the Christmas Cheer Board, they decided to partner with this organization. As a group, they set a goal of collecting enough food, money and gifts to make 6 hampers.
During the month of November, the students worked with their instructor to promote the food drive while learning new English skills by completing real-world tasks. Below, Kim shares just a few examples of the work that her students completed:
- They created posters to hang up in the college. This was a great activity because they had to negotiate with classmates regarding the necessary information that should be included on their posters.
- They sold crocheted hats for a minimum donation of $1. This activity gave students the opportunity to share information about the food drive with other students. The students loved this activity because they could communicate with other students.
- At the beginning of the food drive, students had to create presentations to inform other students about the event. They each visited 5 classes to present their information.
- They attended presentation delivered by students in the Community Economic Development program at RRC to learn about how they ran their food drive. This sparked great conversation and idea sharing amongst the students.
By the end of November, the class not only met, but surpassed their goal and were able to raise enough money and food items to make 7 food hampers. Along with the hampers, they donated 2 boxes of toys and stocking stuffers, $115, and 10 boxes of extra donations that the Christmas Cheer Board will be able to use to complete hampers that they are working on. The class delivered the donations to the Cheer Board on Friday, December 7th.
By participating in this activity, students learned valuable lessons in teamwork, language and Canadian culture. Below, the students share some feedback about their experience:
- I learned how to communicate with people, how to share, how to help each other and how to have conversations.
- It’s good to help others because it makes me feel good about my life.
- I hope that I will take part in this activity every year.
A message from Kim Mann’s class to the staff and students at the Language Training Centre:
My class and I would like to thank everyone who supported us during our food drive for the Christmas Cheer Board. Our success would not have been possible without the support of the staff and students of the LTC.