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Red River College to Make Presentation to the Winnipeg Police Service Endowment Fund

October 19, 2015

The Results are In!
The First Annual Jerk Chicken Cook-off was a resounding success!

For immediate release: October 19, 2015

WINNIPEG, MB – Media are invited to attend a photo opportunity that will celebrate the success of the first annual, Chef vs. Chief Jerk Chicken Cook-off, that was held on September 9th, that pitted Red River College’s Chef Tim Appleton against Winnipeg Police Chief Devon Clunis, in a culinary battle to raise awareness and money for the Red River College Youth in Care Bursary and the Winnipeg Police Service Endowment Fund.

This first annual event attracted more than 500 people to Winnipeg’s Exchange District and helped raise $3600.00 in support of both worthwhile initiatives. Chief Clunis won the day after being awarded the Judges Choice Award and the Peoples Choice Award!

Red River College President & CEO, Paul Vogt will make the ceremonial cheque presentation today to Winnipeg Police Chief Devon Clunis and RRC Culinary Arts Instructor, Chef Tim Appleton.

WHO:

  • President & CEO of Red River College, Paul Vogt,
  • Winnipeg Police Chief Devon Clunis,
  • Culinary Arts Instructor, Chef Tim Appleton, and
  • Students from Red River College’s School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts.

WHERE: Jane’s, Red River College’s Urban Upscale Restaurant located on the first floor of the PatersonGlobalFoods Institute at 504 Main Street.

WHEN: Monday, October 19, 2015 from 11:00am to 11:30am.

About the Winnipeg Police Service’s Endowment Fund

The WPS Endowment Fund was created in 2014 under Chief Clunis’s leadership. Established through the Winnipeg Foundation, it will provide a means to subsidize recognized community projects that support the WPS’s vision of creating a culture of safety. For more information, click here: http://www.winnipeg.ca/police/endowment_fund/#about

About Red River College’s Youth in Care Tuition Bursary
RRC’s Youth in Care Tuition Bursary allows youth in Manitoba who grew up in the child welfare system to attend Red River College tuition-free. The Child and Welfare Services Authorities select suitable students for bursaries. Eligible donations to the fund are matched through the Province’s Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative (MSBI). For more information, click here: rrc.ca/youthincare

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Note to Editors: President Vogt, Chief Clunis, Chef Appleton, and the students will be available for interviews following the ceremonial cheque presentation.