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Cold City Warm Hearts 2024

Children from Rossbrook House and the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba (IRCOM) gathered at FortWhyte Alive on February 21 for their own special winter party.   The smiles were endless as one hundred children played outdoor Arctic games, went snowshoeing, had a bannock bake over an open fire and gleefully soared down the toboggan run.   “We come together as a community to build relationships through experiences and outdoor activities,” said Rossbrook House Executive Director Patty Mainville. “Thanks to our friends at FortWhyte Alive and generous donors we can gather with our neighbours from IRCOM to experience all the
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Cold City Warm Hearts 2020

    For the fourth year in a row, FortWhyte Alive generously opened their doors for a fun evening in February to 100 youngsters from Rossbrook House and Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba (IRCOM). We once again celebrated winter with “Cold City, Warm Hearts”. The elementary school-age children from IRCOM and Rossbrook took part in a bonfire and bannock bake, Inuit and Voyageur games, plus snowshoeing and the thrilling toboggan run.   Thank you to the staff at FortWhyte Alive and all of their wonderful volunteers! “We truly believe that connecting people with nature is essential to overall
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#ColdCityWarmHearts

For the third year in a row, FortWhyte Alive, Rossbrook House and Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba (IRCOM) shared a special evening at FortWhyte Alive to celebrate winter for an evening of play and friendship. “Sharing experiences together, especially fun ones, builds relationships and community and that is what this event is all about”, said Rossbrook House Executive Director Phil Chiappetta.  “Rossbrook and IRCOM know the power of seemingly simple exchanges to change perspectives and free us from fears of the unknown.”      #ColdCityWarmHearts has become an annual winter tradition. The delighted squeals, laughter and smiles keep us all
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