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|Roshanie (and Laura) finished work at Heritage Winnipeg the last week of August.|
Laura: So just as a reminder, I was hired at the end of May 2014 through the Young Canada Works program.
Roshanie: And I started at Heritage Winnipeg through the Winnipeg Foundation's Summer Internship Program at the beginning of July. This week I will be starting my first year at the University of Manitoba's Asper School of Business.
Laura: And I will be returning for my fourth year in the Honours English Program through the University of Manitoba's Faculty of Arts.
|Laura working in the Heritage Winnipeg office.|
Roshanie: I would have to agree with you - working with Heritage Winnipeg was my first opportunity to work for a non-profit, which was very different for me. It is a much more relaxed atmosphere, which made me a lot more independent - instead of someone always telling me exactly what I had to do, I needed to figure it out for myself. It was also different being in the office every day with only two other people, instead of a whole team of people you barely know. You get to know one another and become very comfortable with each other.
|HW Executive Director Cindy Tugwell, Roshanie, and Laura at the Millennium Centre.|
Roshanie: We also got the chance to meet some really cool people, from people who work at city hall to passionate caretakers of our local heritage. For example, I got the chance to meet Rina Ricci and Murray Peterson from the city's Urban Design Division on a trip with one of my mentors, Giles Bugailiskis.
Laura: Another example would be the tours we were privileged to go on - we did several that were really interesting but hands down, my favourite was Ralph Connor House (blog post to come). As an aspiring writer, it was inspiring to be in a place that was built with the wealth acquired by a successful author. I just love the vibes in that place.
|Cindy, Laura, and Roshanie at Armstrong's Point, before the tour of Ralph Connor House.|
|Roshanie and Laura with Exchange District BIZ tour guide, Maddi.|
Roshanie: Don't forget City Hall, the Manitoba Archives, the city's Planning Property & Development Department, and our explorations of the Exchange District for the Membership Drive.
Laura: By the way, if you haven't renewed, there will be another draw on September 30, 2014 - we were perhaps a little over-enthusiastic gathering donations and the businesses in the Exchange were so generous, we were able to extend the drive for one more month!
Roshanie: A little over-enthusiastic? We went to town! It was amazing to see that the local businesses were so willing to contribute to our organization. However, visiting all of those businesses to ask for donations made me much more comfortable in a part of the city that I didn't really know before. I was quite shy when it came to actually speaking to the owners but with Laura's help, we were successful in our mission.
|Roshanie poses with the "Explore the Exchange" Membership Drive prize packs for August & September.|
Roshanie: Like peanut butter and jelly!
Laura: I prefer peas in a pod. Less creepy.
Roshanie: Anyway... In all seriousness, this summer was one of the best and most productive for me. Now do not fear - you will still see posts from us throughout the winter months because we've archived many of our experiences for future posts.
Laura: I will also be volunteering this fall writing more posts, to carry the blog up to the arrival of next year's student(s).
So cheers from both of us and thanks for a great summer!
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