Pat Hogue retired from RRC’s Early Childhood Education Program in 2011. Six years later, she has raised over $20,000 from her kitchen for a relatively obscure charity known as Seva Canada. And the irony is, she accomplished it through something she only learned post-retirement: artisan baking! Continue reading
The RRC Library has completed a pilot project for digitizing historic College publications from the Library’s collection.
A total of 31 selected course calendars and 36 staff newsletter issues were digitized, including the original Manitoba Technical Institute calendar of September, 1948. The newsletter issues were published between 1969 and 1974.
To see the publications, go to the project’s web page: https://goo.gl/jfVoTV.
Here we go again, Trump bashing our softwood and dairy industries. What is a polite Canadian retiree to do? Well, Don Pittis may be onto something in his article, ‘America Last’: A dangerous reaction to Trump’s trade bullying.
Pittis underlines that we have enormous power as consumers. Echoing Patricia Cormack, co-author of the book Desiring Canada, “We don’t need California wine. We’ve got tons of choices.” And the way Trump ranted against the Canadian dairy industry last week, you’d never know that Canada is a net importer of American dairy products, and that we don’t need Wisconsin cheese either. Continue reading
The phone call came one late Friday afternoon. The Director of Travel and Publicity for the Province of Manitoba answered, listened for a few moments and then turned to me – “Ray. Please handle this”. I was the junior among a cadre of writers and clerks charged with the task of answering all requests for info about Manitoba to prospective visitors. As it was late on a Friday, and I was the junior clerk, I sensed that it involved weekend duties. Our caller was a representative of Doyle, Dane, Bernbach, an advertising firm out of New York City, a firm that had gained prominence for their treatment of the Volkswagen Beetle commercials in the late 60’s. His dilemma was one that he thought we might be able to help with. His firm had contracted to do a soft sell commercial for a client – I believe it was General Mills – for the Christmas season. The theme of the ad was to be built around a country scene of a field of wheat with a farmhouse and farm wife in the background. Because it was late September, fields of wheat in the U.S.A. had all been harvested, and our caller surmised that Canada would have a later harvest and might afford the desired country scene. Continue reading
by Elena Grinshteyn.
A little planning goes a long way when it comes to giving a lasting legacy.
Many people overlook the importance of developing a gift plan for making current gifts and future charitable bequests. Stephen Webb, CEO of Entrust Financial Services, encourages people to take the time to openly engage with their financial planner regarding their thoughts about their philanthropic plans. Continue reading