Remember the Red River Rebel Riders (now RRCyclists), a team of RRC cyclists that has raised tens of thousands of dollars over the years in the fight against MS? Two alumni and HG members, Wayne Ferguson and Guy Dugas, have now set their sights on cancer, the largest killer of kids in Canada.
“We gotta save the planet. So when the chick on the radio said turn off your lights for Earth Hour, I did.”
Unfortunately, the lights that 68-year-old Ilya Desphares turned off were his headlights. Losing control of his speeding 1993 Hummer in the process, the senior felled three power poles on Old Mill Road before slamming into a TTC streetcar. Continue reading
Heritage Group meeting of March 21, 2019.
by Leslie Walsh
Riva Harrison, proud Winnipegger and RRC alumnus, only joined our staff 2½ years ago. But her RRC roots go back to her childhood. Some of us remember her dad, Gerry Harrison, a former instructor in RRCC’s Civil Technology. After graduating from CreComm, Riva started her career in journalism and public relations. Now, as Executive Director, Strategy and Communications, her main focus is marketing and community fund-raising. When the position was posted, she thought, “This is it; my dream job since I was a kid!” Now she employs CreComm grads herself and raves at “how awesome” they are.
You’ll have to be quick to catch this great breakfast or lunch option. Offering a fresh take on Indigenous dishes like three sisters soup and bannock tacos, the Prairie Lights Restaurant will be open only until April 17th with made-from-scratch breakfast, lunch and daily specials.
Hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday; 9 am to 10:30 am for breakfast, and 11 am to 12:30 for lunch.
Seating is limited and is first-come, first-served, so get there early, and get there fast!
On March 20th, 2019, Red River College honoured the philanthropic generosity and global legacy of Jan den Oudsten, Founder and past president of New Flyer Industries Ltd., by officially renaming its Heavy Equipment Transportation Centre. The 60,000-sq.-ft. training and research facility will now be proudly known as the Jan den Oudsten Vehicle Technology & Research Centre (VTRC). Continue reading