RRCSA had a week-long Halloween celebration for students on campus.

By Sarah Vandale

The Red River College Students’ Association brought some creepy, magical, and creative Halloween spirit to campus.

The RRCSA had various activities at both the Exchange District Campus and the Notre Dame Campus throughout the week leading up to Halloween.

Amanda Dorscheid, Program Director of the RRCSA, said she thinks it’s important to offer activities for students throughout the school year and hopes their activities give students opportunities to develop connections that last beyond the walls of the College.

“We believe our events allow students to build a community here at the College and make it more than a place where they come to study and learn, but also a place they enjoy coming to and experiencing,” Dorscheid said.

The RRCSA events included a “cereal killer” movie marathon with free cereal for students, reptiles and insects from Prairie Exotics, a beer garden, a haunted house, and a costume contest.

The Red River College Students’ Association handed out Harry Potter-themed candy to students during the Halloween week festivities. SARAH VANDALE

There was also Honeydukes Xpress candy trolley rolling through the halls of both campuses, complete with magical treats and RRCSA representatives dressed like wizards.

Business Administration students Jason Magner and Ian Trushell said they keep an eye out for RRCSA posters so they can participate in the events.

“It’s a fun thing to do when you have a stressful college life,” Trushell said. “It’s nice to go and have an hour of fun on break.”

The RRCSA tries to provide as many activities for students as possible to keep students involved in the college community.

“A lot of students are in programs that only run for one or two years, compared to three to seven years in university, so we have a lot less time to engage with our students and make them feel at home on campus,” Dorscheid said.

Red River College Students’ Association’s office at the Exchange District Campus was decorated with creepy and crawly decorations for Halloween all week. SARAH VANDALE

Meera Patel and Danielle Gibbons, both Business Administration students, said they love participating in RRCSA activities – especially the food-related ones.

“I called Danielle and I was like ‘Hey there’s free candy here, you better get here in 15 minutes’,” Patel said.

Nov. 4 to 8 is the Students’ Association’s THRIVE Week, which aims to help students relax and de-stress. Throughout the week, there will be therapy dogs, yoga, paint nights, mindfulness workshops and more at both campuses.

For more information about upcoming RRCSA spirit weeks, check your academic email or go to www.rrcsa.ca/events to see their full events calendar.