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Fall 2022

Message from the President

Where national and international delegates come together to network and share ideas while experiencing our neighbouring attractions and restaurants.

Where complimentary wi-fi throughout our building allows our guests to stay connected no matter where they are. 

Where recent investments in new technology infrastructure means we are keeping pace with technology by offering exceptional service for hybrid and virtual events.

Where our LEED Silver certified facility with a wide array of distinct meeting rooms offers meeting planners unparalleled service and flexibility. 

Where our floor-to-ceiling windows with natural light and a view of downtown creates a warm and inviting environment for delegates attending a conference, guests enjoying a gala dinner or just walking through a trade or consumer show. 

At the RBC Convention Centre, we embrace this slogan and look forward to welcoming you here. Where our staff bring events to life and create outstanding experiences - every event, every guest, every day.

Drew Fisher, President & CEO

Welcome Our New Executive Chef Patrick Truax 

A graduate of the George Brown Culinary school and Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, Truax started his culinary career working in predominately classic French style restaurants in Ottawa and Toronto and later moved to the Distillery District in downtown Toronto.  His restaurant path brought him to cook in Restaurant Daniel, a three Michelin star awarded establishment in New York City.  

Learning from top talent in the industry and with years of experience as an executive chef, Truax moved on to become executive chef at the Hamilton Golf and Country Club and then executive chef at Levy Restaurants; home to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Ottawa Red Blacks.  As supporting chef for major league events including the Stanley Cup, college basketball, PGA and MLB World Series, Truax has been catering to large events for many years. 

Still in the ‘main course’ of his career, Truax has made Winnipeg his new home and looks forward to working with the RBC Convention Centre.

"There is an extremely talented culinary team here and I’m excited to work closely with each of them to expand our food and beverage program,” said Truax. “From national conventions, gala dinners or consumer shows, I look forward to exceeding all guest expectations.”

The Centre has recently adopted an ‘evolution’ outlook for our food and beverage program which looks to incorporate new food and beverage trends and more importantly local products and providers.  Truax is working with the menu and team to build and add to the strengths of the Centre’s offerings to ensure a localized experience where possible.  

“Our culinary team is in good hands under the leadership of Patrick,” said Drew Fisher, President & CEO, RBC Convention Centre. “With his talent, passion and fresh approach, we are confident that guests will love what he brings to the table.” 

As the premier convention centre in Manitoba, in one day, the culinary team could be plating a five-course dinner with wine pairings while simultaneously providing innovative concession options for the hungry consumer show audience.  Truax’s diverse experience is crucial in the many facets required to orchestrate the continued culinary growth of the Centre. 

What our clients are saying

“On behalf of the Board and delegates of the 2022 Vision Quest Conference & Trade Show, we thank you for being an integral supplier to our 25th anniversary celebration. A record attendance of 1,300+ participants, a sold-out Trade Show with even more public attendance, and overwhelming positive feedback on our 2022 programming, all aligned to produce a successful return to our first in-person event since May of 2019. We thank you for your vital contribution to that success! We never take for granted the kind consideration when we see a familiar face at the RBC CC who isn’t working our event but asks if we need anything. Great value in that. Your team, along with our familiarity with the event and the venue, helped to make it feel like a grand homecoming.”  2022 Vision Quest Conference & Trade Show

Around the Centre

International Delegates Support Local

To enhance the delegate experience of those attending an international summer convention this past July, we partnered with the Forks Trading Company to host fifteen gifted and talented local makers at our first ever pop-up market. Our second floor concourse area was filled with one-of-a-kind items, local gifts and unique products that gave delegates the opportunity to purchase local souvenirs to take home or treats for themselves! As this initiative was a success for delegates, we hope to host more markets during our busy convention season.

Winnipeg Welcomes Comiccon
After welcoming over 14,000 visitors to the inaugural edition of Winnipeg Comiccon in 2021, the event returns to the RBC Convention Centre from October 28-30. The 2022 edition will be packed with stars including John Barrowman (Doctor Who, Torchwood, the Arrow), Lou Ferrigno (The Incredible Hulk), Dave Foley (Kids in the Hall), Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter) and Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead). Winnipeg Comiccon is a pop culture event that celebrates comic books, science fiction, fantasy, video games, cosplay, animation and more!

For more information and tickets click here.
Experience RBC Convention Centre


Canadian Cancer Society Daffodil Gala – Sept 23
Winnipeg Wine Festival Public Tastings – Sept 23-24
Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce – State of Downtown – Sept 27
Winnipeg Career Fair and Training Expo – Sept 27
Duff Roblin Award Dinner – Sept 29
Orange Shirt Day Pow Wow & Survivors Walk – Sept 30
Gujarati Cultural Society of Manitoba presents GARBA Nights 2022 - Sept 30-Oct 1 & Oct 7-9
Starry Starry Night Gala – Oct 1
Canadian Association of Mutual Insurance Companies Conference – Oct 3-4
Winnipeg Blue Bomber Legacy Dinner – Oct 11
Riverview Health Centre – Laughs & Libations – Oct 13
Canadian Health Information Management Association Conference – Oct 17-19
Hope Couture Fashion Gala – Oct 20
Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce - US Ambassador VIP Luncheon - Oct 20
WCA Builder’s Ball – Oct 21
Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce – Mayoral Debate – Oct 21
Diwali Mela - Oct 22
CPHR Manitoba HR Conference – Oct 25-26
Winnipeg Skilled Trades & Manufacturing Career Fair – Oct 25
Manitoba Chambers of Commerce – 2022 Deputy Ministers’ Dinner – Oct 27
Winnipeg Comiccon – Oct 28-30
Guardian Angel Benefit for Women’s Cancer – Oct 30
The Great Kitchen Party – Nov 4
Ice Crystal Gala – Nov 5
Manitoba Dental Foundation's Smile Gala - Nov 5
Selah Place - Home for Good Gala - Nov 5
Triple Threat Dance Convention - Nov 5-6
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