Red River College Keeps Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser on the Road

Feb 22, 2011 | Corporate Member News

Volunteers unload bikes from a pre-makeover version of "The Dinosaur," during Habitat for Humanity's 2010 Cycle of Hope. (Photo courtesy Habitat for Humanity.)

Students and staff in Red River College’s Transportation program have helped ensure a Habitat for Humanity fundraiser remains road-worthy — just the latest example of how the College builds community ties through its partnerships with not-for-profit groups.

In recent weeks, students and staff from RRC’s Body Shop and the Heavy Equipment Transportation Centre (HETC) — under the supervision of Transportation Chair Neil Cooke — repaired, refurbished and repainted the bicycle-hauling trailer used in Habitat for Humanity’s annual Cycle of Hope fundraiser.

In addition to the new paint job, the trailer (affectionately known as “The Dinosaur” by Habitat insiders) also boasts new lights, new reflectors and a number of mechanical repairs — all courtesy of Red River College, with contributions from project partners Imperial Paint & Supplies and Derrick’s Sandblasting & Painting.

“It’s Habitat for Humanity — they do so much for the community, and they do so much for groups of people who really need the help,” says Cooke. “It’s really great that our staff and students had the opportunity to help them out.”

Click here for more information about RRC’s Transportation programs.

Click here for more information about Habitat for Humanity.

Above: Habitat for Humanity's new and improved hauling trailer.

This story originally appeared in Red River College’s Red Blog. Check it out here.  

About RRC

Red River College never stops growing. In size: new facilities and technology are introduced constantly. In numbers: enrolment is increasing every year.  And, in reputation: our students continually excel in their jobs after graduation. 

  •  Manitoba’s largest institute of Applied Learning
  •  More than 32,000 enrolments
  •  More than 110 full-time programs
  •  Eight campuses in Manitoba
  •  Continuing and Distance Education
  •  State-of-the-art equipment and facilities
  •  Instructors with industrial expertise
  •  97% graduate employment rate
  •  94% graduate satisfaction rate

At RRC, we take pride in our students’ achievements because they’re the reason we’re here. Our goal is to provide the highest quality education available — leading our learners straight to employment. We strive to keep our curriculum on the cutting edge through partnerships with industry and by using state-of-the-art equipment.

Our aim is to steadily meet and exceed the job market’s evolving requirements. That’s why we employ a committed staff and faculty dedicated to ensuring each student is armed with the knowledge, experience, and confidence to succeed in today’s multi-skilled workforce.

Vision and Mission

Red River College is renowned for providing accessible, innovative, applied learning and research in an advanced environment, creating skilled graduates to drive the Manitoba economy.

The mission of RRC is to enable students to build a career, enhance quality of life, and contribute to Manitoba’s economic and social prosperity through exceptional applied education and research.

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