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.
Shoestring Players of Winnipeg presented Ron Blicq’s play, Closure, at the Forrest Nickerson Theatre in the Deaf Centre, 285 Pembina Highway, from June 12 to 16, and in the A-Spire Theatre in Gimli from July 5 to 7.
The play is based on the true stories of 25,000 British war children who were born of unions between Canadian servicemen and unwed single women in Britain during World War 2. One of the young women was Wendy Barlow, who defied social prejudices and kept her son Donald. The boy grew into an adult never knowing his father was a Canadian serviceman. Continue reading
“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
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
March 8th, 2019, the Heritage Group blog hit 200 articles with the post, Bob Vinet is bursting his buttons!
We are grateful for all the contributors who help keep us connected, especially our # 1 writer and current HG Chair, Leslie Walsh. But kudos also to all the others, including # 2 contributor and current Social Committee Chair, Karen Wall, past Chair Dale Watts, Ron Blicq, past RRCC President Ray Newman, and Bob Barr. Continue reading