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
The Heritage Group’s purpose is to provide a forum that is of mutual benefit to Red River College and its retirees. The group advocates for RRC retirees and organizes monthly events and social activities as well as a “field trip” and lunch each May as an annual wind-up.
The group produces a bi-monthly newsletter from September to May and operates a blog, which contains information about College events and retirements, Heritage Group activities as well as current and former employee passages.
Red River College Heritage Group Liaison: Elena Grinshteyn, firstname.lastname@example.org 204-631-3324
Responsibility for articles rests upon the authors, not Red River College, and this Website does not present official positions of Red River College. Submitted letters and articles may be edited for content and/or length before posting.
Are you witty/articulate/funny/old?
Then we need you to submit something to our Heritage Group blog!
The HG blog is the # 1 retiree blog in our domain (our domain, by the way, is rrc-hg.ca). Your work could be seen by dozens of people! Continue reading