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Imagine yourself here Looking back at some of the recent events hosted at the RBC Convention Centre


A look back The RBC Convention Centre expansion changed the face of downtown Winnipeg

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Sparks set to fly at ninth annual CanWeld Expo

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2018 CanWeld Expo and Conference takes over the RBC Convention Centre September 12-13. Canada’s leading metal fabricating and welding


industry event is set to welcome professionals from all over the country and provide an opportunity for attendees to engage in dialogue, create partnerships, do business and identify the solutions and strategies that will shape the industry for the years ahead. Now in its 9th year, CanWeld is at the very heart of

the Canadian sector. Over 2,500 trade professionals attend CanWeld, while 50+ industry leading experts will share their knowledge across the event’s line- up of strategic and technical conference sessions. The event, which is free to attend and open to

the public, will feature the latest products & tech- nologies in arc welding, consumables, welding machines, tube & pipe, metal, cutting, bending & forming, robotics, gases, finishing assembly and more. Dan Tadic, Executive Director of CWB Asso- ciation says the event has something for everyone. “We are excited to be featuring 40 speakers cov-

ering topics ranging from metal fabrication and welding technology to welding inspection and the business of welding." This year boasts a wide range of technical present-

ers from all over the world including the U.S, Russia, China, Argentina, Ukraine, Brazil, and of course our renowned speakers from Canada. Plus, the keynote

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he weather in September may be getting colder, but it’s guaranteed to be very hot for at least a couple of days in downtown Winnipeg as the

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to set an example, build on the city’s momentum, and show the world why Winnipeg is a world-class city. A long- time Winnipeg ambassador, Brian


in the annual ACPI Conference taking place at the RBC Convention Centre. The Canadian Association of Immer-


sion Professionals (CAIP) is a profes- sional organization with a mission to participate in the promotion and development of a bilingual Canada by bringing together immersion educators and partners from all regions of the country. For this year’s conference, CAIP, and the Francophone Educators of Manitoba are joining forces to offer a

innipeg’s business leaders are known for their passion. Every day, leaders are driven

Scharfstein, has found an effective way to help make that impact: attracting national conventions to be hosted in Winnipeg. A city champion for many years,

Scharfstein has been a key organizer in bringing multiple national conventions home to Winnipeg. His newest Bring It Home win is the 2019 Diabetes Canada DC/CSEM Professional Conference.

This is a familiar event for the Cana- dian Footwear president, because this is the second time in the past five years he has helped welcome this national convention to town. One city hosting a national associa-

tion’s convention twice in five years is not common for Winnipeg, but Scharf- stein’s passion for diabetes prevention 6 Bring it home page 5

CAIT-MFA join forces to offer a unique national conference

his October, more than 1,000 Immersion Professionals will em- bark on Winnipeg to participate

unique national conference discussing two types of French-language educa- tion programs: Immersion and French as a first language. The theme of the conference is “Je

prends ma place dans la francophonie” and will address ways for immersion professionals to find and take their place in Canadian Francophonie as well as help students, parents and the com- munity to do the same. Prior to the con- ference on Oct. 19-20, a Pre-Conference will be held on Oct. 18, dedicated to education administrators (principals, assistant principals, superintendents

of education, directors of educations, politicians, etc.) that will address Lin- guistic Security, a key issue at the heart of the community. Convention Coordinator Kim Murray

says immersion professionals from not only Canada, but around the world, are expected at the event. “In general, French immersion pro-

fessionals from across Canada attend the conference but we do have a few delegates from the United States and even a delegate from Australia this year,” says Murray. “The great majority

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