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College supporters build lasting legacy with engraved brick pathways

September 30, 2014

Acting RRC President David Rew, with wife Joan, at the unveiling of the brick pathway outside the Roblin Centre downtown.

Interim RRC President David Rew and wife Joan, at the unveiling of the brick pathway outside the Roblin Centre downtown.

Friends and supporters of Red River College gathered to see their memories set in stone over the weekend, at the unveiling of two new pathways comprised of commemorative engraved bricks.

In celebration of the first phase of RRC’s Build Our Future — Buy a Brick campaign, College alumni, donors, dignitaries and friends turned out for twin unveiling ceremonies, one at the Notre Dame Campus, one at the Roblin Centre downtown.

The campaign encouraged supporters to leave a lasting mark at the College, by purchasing engraved bricks in support of friends and loved ones, or to celebrate special occasions or cherished memories of their time at RRC.

Among those in attendance at the ceremonies: current and retired RRC employees, corporate partners and College alumni. (RRC’s Alumni Relations board honoured all past recipients of the College’s Distinguished Alumni award with individualized bricks.)

The campaign’s first phase raised nearly $22,000; installation of the pathways was made possible by students and staff from RRC’s Greenspace Management program.

As part of Phase Two, RRC employees will have the opportunity to purchase bricks through the College’s annual All Charities Campaign. Proceeds raised go to RRC’s 75th Anniversary Endowment Fun, which provides funding for future institutional needs and priorities, including state-of-the-art equipment for learning applications and research, innovative learning techniques, and supports to ensure equal access to education.

Click here to learn more about RRC’s Build our Future — Buy a Brick campaign.