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Recognizable RRC

RRC is Manitoba’s top eight to local brands. McKim Communications group and Probe Research measured more than 60 brands on consumer perceptions and ranked the top 10. The Assiniboine Park Zoo held the number one spot, possibly due to its intense upgrades in recent years, including the addition of the Journey to Churchill exhibit in 2014. Coming in at number five was the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg scraped in at number nine.

A blueprint for success

Red River College joined every post-secondary institution in Manitoba, as well as the Manitoba School Boards Association, in signing the Indigenous Education Blueprint, a commitment to advance Indigenous education in the province.

The Blueprint takes action on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s recommendations and promises to advance indigenous education in Manitoba.

Next on the agenda is establishing a steering committee with all signatories, creating a collaborative website and social media platform and hosting an indigenous education conference.

By signing the Indigenous Education Blueprint, each post-secondary institute is making a number of commitments, such as increasing access to services, programs and supports to indigenous students.

Calling all builders and brides

The RBC Convention Centre has a busy January lined up hosting two shows: the return of a Winnipeg favourite and the introduction of a new one.

The Winnipeg Renovation Show will be making its debut Jan. 15 to Jan. 17, bringing renovation and decorating experts just in time for that 2016 project. Headlining the show is HGTV and DIY Network’s Bryan Baeumler, host of hit series Leave it to Bryan, Disaster DIY, Canada’s Handyman Challenge and House of Bryan.

The following weekend, Jan. 23 and Jan. 24, the Convention Centre will be flooded with brides and brides-to-be alike for the annual Winnipeg Wedding Show. The show features over 300 displays and 100,000 square feet of Winnipeg’s must-have wedding fashions and trends