Red River Students Presenting the Future of Media

By Sarah Klein

Creative Communications students from Red River College will begin presenting their Independent Professional Projects, or IPPs for short, on Wednesday.

The year-long projects will be presented to guests and members of the communication industry at the Winnipeg Convention Centre from March 7-9.

“What’s cool about the IPPs is that we put together these creative ideas from beginning to end and they’re real,” said Hayley Brigg, a public relations major in the program. “Romantic Whispers was probably my favourite.”

The lingerie fashion show raised more than $6,400 for Ovarian Canada Canada and featured 16 local models.

Other projects include “On the ‘Peg,” a late night talk show that features plenty of laughs and local musicians, “Rain Dog Creative,” an upstart ad agency by two ad majors with real clients like Into the Music, and “The Exoneration of Frank Ostrowski,” a documentary about a man who spent 23 years in prison for a murder he says he didn’t commit.

The presentations are free to watch and will begin at 9 a.m. daily until 4:30 p.m., except for Friday, when presentations will end at 12:30 p.m.