Events Calendar

To help prevent the potential spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), as per direction from Alberta Health Services, Red Deer College has cancelled ALL events effective immediately through April 30, 2020. RDC officials will continue to assess this fluid situation, and will continue to share updates about upcoming events and other plans that RDC is implementing in response to COVID-19. Please visit:

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February 2019

Sep 11 to Apr 16 Communitea at Main Campus

One conversation can make all the difference. Communitea provides opportunities for these conversations to happen.

Every Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Red Deer College Main Campus | Room 1205

Learn more

*This event does not run during the Canada Winter Games (February 8 to March 11).


Sep 13 to Apr 11 Communitea at Downtown Campus

One conversation can make all the difference. Communitea provides opportunities for these conversations to happen.

2nd and 4th Thursday of each month
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Downtown Campus | Donald School of Business | Room 303

Learn more

*This event does not run during the Canada Winter Games (February 8 to March 11).



Feb 1 Emergency Response Day Winter term 2019
Feb 1 to Feb 28 February Fitness Giveaway!

RDC's Employee Wellness Working Group is giving away 5 one-month memberships to the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre! 

How to enter:

  • Email wellness [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca (subject: February%20Fitness%20Giveaway, body: First%20Name%3A%0ALast%20Name%3A%0APhone%20Number%3A%0AEmail%20Address%3A%0A%0AHow%20do%20you%20incorporate%20wellness%20into%20your%20work%20life%20at%20RDC%3F)  between February 1 - 28, 2019 with your answer to the question: How do you incorporate wellness into your work life at RDC?
  • Include your name, RDC email address and RDC phone number in the email
  • Earn additional entries by submitting Employee Wellness Proposal Forms (one additional entry per proposal)
  • You must be an RDC faculty or staff member in order to participate

Winners will be drawn at random. Draw date is Monday, March 4. 

Feb 4 Mindfulness Monday; Paint Night Workshop

February 4, 2019 @ 4:00 – 6:00 PM | Room 2402

Painting is one of many ways to develop mindfulness. This workshop will encourage individuals to pick up a paint brush and disconnect from the stresses of everyday life. – Sign up!

Feb 5 The Inquiring Mind for Students

4:00 - 7:30 PM

Main Campus | Room TBA

TIM is an education-based program offered through the Mental Health Commission of Canada. It is designed to address and promote mental health and reduce the stigma of mental illness in an educational setting. The workshop covers three main component: stigma reduction, resiliency skills, and the Mental Health Continuum Model. The Mental Health Continuum Model reconceptulaizes how one thinks and talks about mental health by categorizing signs and indicators of good to poor mental health. TIM also teaches strategies for creating a supportive campus and how to support others who may be experiencing poor mental health.

*Participants who complete The Inquiring Mind and Mental Health First Aid training are eligible to receive a notation on your official transcript. To be approved as a co-curricular activity, 20 hours of training must be completed. The Inquiring Mind training is 4 hours, while Mental Health First Aid training is 16 hours. In order to complete the time requirements to qualify for transcript co-curricular notations, you must also complete both training programs.

Sign up!


Feb 9 Campus Connections Training

The Campus Connections Training program is brought to you by the Community Helpers Program and Alberta Health Services. This certificate program is delivered free of charge and is open to all students, alumni, faculty, and staff. This training is best suited to individuals who find themselves in a leadership role or who may want to learn the skills to better support their community and themselves.

Trainees will leave the program with the ability to:

  • Help to decrease stigma and labelling of mental health issues
  • Recognize non-verbal indicators of someone in need
  • Use The Helping Skill and other active listening strategies
  • Continue to strengthen communication and collaboration skills
  • Have helpful conversations with someone who may be thinking about suicide
  • Handle crisis situations effectively and ethically
  • Recognize their own limits and boundaries in helping
  • Provide awareness of College and community resources

9:00 am - 4:30 pm | Room TBD | Lunch Provided | Register here!


Feb 11 MNP Canada Winter Games Torch Relay at RDC

Participate in this fun event, as the Roly McLenahan torch comes to RDC just four days before the 2019 Canada Winter Games begin. This is a great chance to see, and to have your picture taken with, the Roly McLenahan torch. 

Monday, February 11
Red Deer Bottling Forum | RDC Main Campus
11:00 am

Learn more about RDC's role in the 2019 Canada Winter Games.

Feb 13 Coping with Vicarious Trauma Workshop

Helpers are vulnerable to emotional stress that results when they hear about the first-hand trauma experiences of another individual. Participants will learn to identify warning signs of trauma exposure responses, and address vicarious trauma professionally, and personally in order to navigate wellness.

5:00 – 6:30 pm | Room TBD 

 Sign up!


Feb 14 Cam’s Kids Chocolate Heart Initiative

The Counselling & Career Centres is collaborating with Cam’s Kids for their Chocolate Heart initiative. Cam’s Kids focuses on providing support to young adults struggling with anxiety to help them cope effectively in order to reach their full potential. Stop outside the centre for some chocolate and various resources!


Feb 15 to Mar 1 Reading break. No credit classes

As a result of RDC partnering to host the 2019 Canada Winter Games, an extended Winter Term Reading Break has been approved for the 2018/2019 academic year. The Reading Break applies to all credit courses and is scheduled  from February 15 through to March 1, 2019. During this period exceptions will apply for practicums, clinical or courses with a work experience. Apprenticeship programs and Continuing Education classes do not follow the Academic Schedule and will continue as scheduled by Apprenticeship and Industry Training and the School of Continuing Education.

Feb 18 Family Day 2019. College closed.
Feb 19 to Feb 20 Mental Health First Aid Training for Students

Learn skills to help those around you who may be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. 

Mental Health First Aid Basic is intended for adults interacting with adults (18 years and older). This course focuses on the four most common mental health disorders including substance related, mood related, anxiety and trauma related, and psychotic disorders. Participants who take this course are well prepared to interact confidently about mental health with their family, friends, communities, and workplaces.

Cost is $40.00 | February 19 & 20, 2019 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Room 310, RDC's Downtown Campus (home of the Donald School of Business) - Full.


Feb 21 Harm Reduction Lunch & Learn

12:00 – 1:00 PM | Room 2901A

Bring your lunch and learn more about Harm Reduction and Overdose Prevention in an interactive workshop! Students, staff & faculty are all welcome. Harm Reduction is the prevention of harm and reduction of substance use. This can help reduce the adverse health, economic and social consequences of legal and illegal substance use.

krystal [dot] waldo [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca (Register here.)

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