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Zoom Zoom!

C.A.R.P. (formerly aka the Canadian Association of Retired Persons) encourages us to use communications technology more to help cope with COVID isolation. Bill VanGorder, C.A.R.P. ‘s chief policy officer, sees communications technology as a key resource, and urges families to use every technology tool available – voice calls, […]

You kill, eh Lee?

You just can’t keep some people down. Leslie Walsh alerted me to a cheery article in yesterday’s Free Press that featured not one, but two infectiously buoyant RRC alumni. The first was my favourite former RRC Governor and 2006 Red River Rebel Rider, Bev Watson. The second was […]

Deanne Spiegel

A respected teacher at both the Misericordia Hospital’s School of Nursing and RRC, Deanne Spiegel passed away peacefully on February 17, 2021. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to honour Deanne’s memory may make donations to U-Turn Parkinson’s, or to a charity of choice. (link to Winnipeg Free […]

I may be chunky, but…

As we seniors wait patiently for our own jab, how sad to read of so many COVID vaccine queue jumpers. Liam Thorp, a 32-year-old Brit with no underlying health conditions was offered a COVID vaccine early because of a data entry blunder by his GP. Thorp’s height had […]

Rick Dykes

We sadly announce the passing of Richard Walter Edward Dykes on Sunday, February 21, 2021. Rick had been Director of Financial Services at RRCC in the 90s. (link to Winnipeg Free Press obituary)

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