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Time to de-stress

RRC’s Counselling and Accessibility Services department will host Healthy Mind, Healthy Life, a series of group counselling sessions. The closed group will give students a safe space to talk about their problems and learn coping strategies from moderators and other students.

Together, the group will discuss balancing everyday life and college, coping with stress and anxiety, mind-body relationships, dealing with emotions, social and communication skills, relationship issues and adaptive tools and techniques.

The group will meet every Tuesday from Oct. 27 to Dec. 1 between 4 and 5 p.m. in W411 at the Exchange District Campus. Sessions are free and any RRC students are welcome. To register, pick up and complete a registration form in P210.

Dropping the gloves against cancer

On Saturday, Nov. 7, the Jets will host Hockey Fights Cancer Night when they take on the Philadelphia Flyers. The night is part of Hockey Fights Cancer, a month-long NHL and NHLPA initiative to increase cancer awareness.

Through auctions and special merchandise sales, Hockey Fights Cancer raises money for cancer research, children’s hospitals, player charities and cancer organizations.. Tickets are still available for the 6 p.m. game. Fans can enter a jersey raffle or buy special mystery pucks and mini sticks with proceeds benefiting CancerCare Manitoba’s pediatric clinical trials.

Prickly cheeks for weeks

Put away the razor. It’s November.

As of Nov. 1, people around the world are growing moustaches to start conversations about men’s health issues. The moustaches are part of Movember, an annual event held by the Movember Foundation.

At the start of every November, the Foundation encourages men to shave their faces clean and then grow a moustache for thirty days. They ask participating “Mo Bros” to use their moustaches as “facial billboards” to help start conversations about men’s health issues.

The Foundation collects donations during Movember and asks “Mo Sistas” to help with fundraising efforts. Since 2003, the Movember Foundation has raised $677 million to help fight prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity.