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A Whirlwind of Visits

November 9, 2011

October has been an incredibly busy month and I’ve had a chance to chat with literally hundreds of high school students from across Manitoba. This fall I’ve travelled as far north as Thompson and as far south as Dominion City and almost everywhere in between. I have also spent a lot of time in high schools in Winnipeg over the last couple of weeks.

Here is a short summary of my travels during the last month:

Eastman is where it’s at….

October 11-14 I had the chance to visit some of my favorite schools. I visited my old stomping grounds in Catfish Country at the Lord Selkirk Regional Comp in Selkirk (my old high school). It is always fun to see some of my old teachers and this school always gives us such a warm reception. After that I ventured to Lac Du Bonnet and Beausejour and met some great students and then ended my week in Dominion City. Dominion City is a tiny little town but has definitely got that small town charm…. I got to meet students from Powerview, Pine Falls, and Vita as well who travelled to other schools to hear my presentation.

Exploring the Yellowhead Region of Manitoba…

October 17-20 I visited the Yellowhead region of Manitoba. This included the town of Birtle for the third time – and a particularly awesome group of students this year I might add… The next day we made our way to Strathclair and Minnedosa, and then Elton and Neepawa. After our Parent Evening in Neepawa we did our traditional trip to Dairy Queen which we always look forward to. Finally, we ended our tour with our visit to William Morton Collegiate in Gladstone. We had students from Shoal Lake, Erickson, Rivers, Carberry and MacGregor join us at some of these schools as well.

Schools visited in Winnipeg and surrounding areas this month:

Murdoch MacKay Collegiate, Sisler High School, Stonewall Collegiate, Maples Collegiate, Winnipeg Adult Education Centre, Kildonan East Collegiate, College Jeanne Sauve, Garden City Collegiate, College Beliveau, Transcona Collegiate, Dakota Collegiate, Fort Richmond Collegiate, Ste. Anne Collegiate

Thanks to all of these schools for welcoming RRC to talk to your students and for the warm reception we always receive. For any students that might have missed chatting with me during my visit there, please don’t hesitate to contact me at or (204) 632-2402 if you have questions about what Red River College is all about.

Jennifer Powell,
Student Recruitment Officer