CreComm Students Perform, Publish, Pursue 2010 IPPs

It’s the last day Red River College students in the Creative Communications program will be presenting their IPPs (Independent Professional Projects) for the semester.

Since Wednesday, students in their second year of CreComm have been occupying the Park Theatre on Osborne Street to entertain their peers, and score points with their instructors. Each project has been a year in the making and includes pieces like published books, charity events, documentaries, musical groups and more. Oh, there is even the occasional spur-of-the-moment dance routine.

One of the projects presented this week was highlighted by earlier this month. Student Jeffrey Vallis has created Winnipeg’s newest fashion magazine called SANDBOX. Not only has the project managed to earn Vallis a grade, it has also helped to create a business for him and co-creator Braden Alexander.

Other notable IPPs have included a fundraiser that raised almost $10,000 for the Children’s Wish Foundation, planned and organized by Gina Nasuti and Karine Driedger, and a fashion line called ‘Epic Friday’ created by Lisa Rowson.

“There are a variety of themes pertaining to these projects,” said student Shelley Cook. “Some of them are simply remarkable!”

The presentations run today from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A complete schedule is available online.