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Come to the 1st Ever “Made by RRC” Market

November 13, 2018

It’s that time of year! Time for RRC’s  4th  Farmers’ (and Makers) Market! But, this time around the market is going to be done a bit differently.

There are so many amazing local vendors that have connections to the College (by being current students and staff, or College alumni) that we decided to showcase these incredible talents with our first ever “Made by RRC” Market! This special market will exclusively feature the local artistic talents of RRC staff, students and grads.

When: Thursday, November 29th  11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Where: Library Hallway – Notre Dame Campus (2055 Notre Dame Avenue)

Come on by, get some of your holiday shopping done, and support RRC talent! Check out the list of this years vendors:

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RRC’s Third Annual Farmers’ Market – See you there!

September 4, 2018

It’s that time again. The leaves are starting to turn, the air is crisp, and pumpkin everything has begun. Fall is quickly approaching, and so is our third annual RRC Farmers’ Market!

On Friday, September 14th, the Library Hallway will be transformed into a festive fall market full of local goodies open to all RRC staff, faculty, students and the public. Not only do we have a great line up of new and returning vendors, but this will be the first chance to purchase our very own 2018 RRC Creekside and Bijou honey.

 

When: Friday, September 14th – 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Where: Library Hallway – Notre Dame Campus (2055 Notre Dame Avenue)

 

So, check out the vendors below, start making your lists, hit the ATM and get your re-usable bags ready!

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Five for Five! RRC Named Canada’s Greenest Employer!

April 22, 2015

web banner 2015For the fifth year in a row, Red River College has been recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers. This award acknowledges RRC’s sustainability policies and programs that effectively engage staff and students in the social, economic and environmental aspects of sustainable living.

We are included amongst only a hand full of elite organizations across Canada who have won this prestigious award five years in a row!  We receive these accolades not only because of the hard work and commitment of the Sustainability Office but through support from the Recycling Team, active and engaged staff and students and our Leadership Community and Executive Team who champion this work.

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RRC Alumni Launch “One-Stop-Shop” for Specialty Food Products

April 4, 2012

From left: Wayne Doerksen, Brennan Taniguchi, and Chris Boreski, of World Wise Distribution

A trio of Red River College grads have teamed up to launch a new company that could soon become the leading distributor of specialty foods in Central Canada.

Chris Boreski (Business Administration, 2004), Wayne Doerksen (Red Seal Chef, 2001), and Brennan Taniguchi (Business Administration, 2010) are the driving forces behind World Wise Distribution, a new Winnipeg-based company that was launched to meet the growing demand among retailers and restaurants for natural, organic, gluten-free, kosher, vegan, locally-grown and other specialty food products.

“It’s a great feeling to see the amazing reaction from our wholesale customers when they see our wide assortment of products,” says Boreski, operations manager at World Wide Distribution. “They know they can purchase them here — from a local company.”

Since most distributors are based in Toronto or Vancouver, local retailers are usually forced to purchase specialty items from out-of-province.

“Shipping dollars outside (of Manitoba) is no longer necessary,” says Doerksen, a former chef and self-described product guru who saw the market need for a local distributor specializing in locally-grown products.

“Our business model is based on fast delivery and local expertise — something that was really lacking in the marketplace, when the closest specialty natural foods distributor was based in Toronto.”

The launch of World Wise Distribution has opened the door for more Manitoba-based specialty food processors to gain immediate access to a local distributor, which in turn helps to get more Manitoba products into the marketplace, says Taniguchi, logistics manager for the new company.

“They key to our success is our unique product offering and our strategic positioning here in Winnipeg,” says Taniguchi. “With the development of CentrePort and the North American Trade Corridor, Winnipeg is quickly becoming the location of choice for logistics-related companies.”

For more information on World Wise Distribution, or for a full listing of products, see www.worldwise.ca.