Giving Back

Winston Churchill once said “We make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give.”

The staff and management of the RBC Convention Centre work hard all year to ensure the best experience and service possible for all guests attending conventions, meetings, tradeshows, consumer shows and banquets.  But right in the middle of their crazy busy days, they still agree it’s important to take the time to give back to organizations within their community. Whether it’s filling a need, collecting food items or finding the right cause to reap the benefits of an auction, the RBC Convention Centre is committed to making a difference and giving back to their community.

While activities take place all year, here are a few recent highlights that we’re proud to share.

No Sweat
After a recent visit to Siloam Mission, a shortage of male/female deodorant for their personal hygiene packages was identified. It didn’t take long for a cheque to be written and boxes to be filled with such a simple item that’s taken for granted but can provide confidence and dignity to someone who is trying to help themselves.

Dress for Success
South Winnipeg Family Information Centre offers a program called the Clothes Closet that provides work appropriate clothing, free of charge, to women who have either left an abusive situation, or who are in a job training program and are preparing for job interviews.  During a lunch break in January, a group of employees held a clothes swap and filled bags with gently used clothing that will benefit women all around Winnipeg.

Ring in the New Year
Winnipeg’s largest New Year’s Eve bash is organized every year by the RBC Convention Centre and is attended by very generous guests.  For the second year in row, a silent auction was held and raised over $10,600 in support of Siloam Mission.

It’s In You to Give
Canadian Blood Services and the RBC Convention Centre partner at least three times a year to hold blood donor clinics and will once again sponsor their Partners for Life annual luncheon in February.

Christmas in January
The holiday season is a busy time in the hospitality industry so Christmas comes twice a year for staff as their annual holiday party takes place in January. This year over $1,460 from a raffle and rainbow auction was collected and donated to the Children’s Rehabilitation Foundation.

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