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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

It all began in 2017.   For four years in a row, the children of Rossbrook House and IRCOM gathered for one evening of classic winter fun at FortWhyte Alive! It was a winter party we called “Cold City, Warm Hearts”. The intention was to show our neighbours at IRCOM that winter can be fun.     In 2017, Rossbrook House Executive Director, Phil Chiappetta said: “In previous years, we’ve invited our friends at IRCOM, otherwise known as the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba, to across cultures events, sharing traditional foods, music and dance together. That’s always been
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