Brittany Derkacz Named MCAC Athlete of the Week

October 19, 2017

Brittany was the Rebels’ top performer on Saturday and she backstopped her team to a 1-1 draw with the Pilots. She made several key saves on hard shots and repeatedly won challenges for the ball in her penalty area.

Brittany followed up her stellar performance on Sunday with a shutout versus the Cougars.

“Brittany is the backbone of the team this year”, says head coach Doug Lawrie, “she has tremendous positioning, footwork and timing, and very sure hands. We have total confidence in her with the ball at her feet and our game plan includes her in our build-up play from the back.”

Rebels Weekend Wrap Oct 14-15

October 16, 2017

The Rebels women’s soccer team had a strong weekend earning a win and a tie over in a pair of home games. On Saturday, the Rebels tied the PUC Pilots, with Megan Castro the lone goal scorer. On Sunday, the Rebels thumbed the ACC Cougars 8-0 with Emily Carnegie scoring a hat trick and Emma Maclennan adding 2 goals of her own.

Coach Doug Lawrie was very happy with his team’s goaltending over the weekend, praising GK Brittany Derkacz: “Brittany is the backbone of the team this year”, says Head Coach Doug Lawrie, “she has tremendous positioning, foot work and timing, and very sure hands.  We have total confidence in her with the ball at her feet and our game plan includes her in our build-up play from the back.” Sunday was the third shut out of the year for Derkacz

The Rebels currently sit in 5th place with a 3-2-3 record with two games to go.

The Rebels men’s team split their weekend games, first losing to Pilots 4-0 on Saturday, but rebounding to defeat the Cougars 4-3 on Sunday. Kamhbir Singh Sihn led the Rebels with 2 goals, while Valeriy Kornilov and Johnson Adzotor each added a single score. The men’s team is also in 5th place in the MCAC with a 2-1-5 record.

Both teams finish their regular season this weekend, facing the BU Bobcats in Brandon on Saturday, then hosting the CMU Blazers on Sunday, with the women’s match at noon, men’s at 2pm.

Finally, the Rebels women’s vball team also competed in an exhibition tournament this past weekend at Dakota College in Devil’s Lake, North Dakota. Results below:

Dawson College lost 25-20, 20-25, 23-25, 23-25
Lake Region lost 21-25, 23-25, 23-25
Bismark state lost 23-25, 11-25, 20-25
Williston state lost 19-25, 22-25, 15-25

Rebels Weekend Wrap: Thanksgiving Edition

October 10, 2017

Before our men’s basketball and volleyball teams could enjoy turkey on Thanksgiving Weekend, one team headed out west for a pair of exhibition games in Alberta while another hosted their annual tournament.

The men’s volleyball team started their 2017/18 season strong finishing 2nd at their annual Thanksgiving Exhibition tournament. In the round robin portion they defeated USB 2-0 (25-22, 25-23), ACC  (25-15,25-22), PUC(25-23, 26-24) and a loss to CMU (25-15, 25-14). They fell short in the tournament final to CMU (25-21, 25-20). The tournament was a great start to the year for first year coach Lindsey Habib and the Rebels open their regular season November 4th on the road at CMU.

The men’s basketball team continued their exhibition schedule out in Alberta with a pair of games against ACAC teams on the weekend. On Friday, the Rebels fell to Olds College 107-90. The Rebels then fell to Ambrose College 106-91 in a rematch from last week. The Rebels start their NIAC schedule on November 4th in Cass Lake MN against Leech Lake.

 Annual Thanksgiving Weekend Rebels Men’s Vball Tournament

October 5, 2017

The draw has been set for the Annual Thanksgiving Weekend Rebels Men’s Vball Tournament. The Rebels host all of their MCAC opponents in a season opening tournament. All games will be held in the North Gym and there will be no admission.

Red River Invitational
RRC Rebels
USB Les Rouges
CMU Blazers
ACC Cougars
PUC Pilots
All games held in North Gym
Date Time Main Court Small Court
Friday October 6 7:30pm ACC vs USB PUC vs CMU
Friday October 6 9:00pm CMU vs ACC RRC vs PUC
Saturday October 7 9:00am USB vs CMU RRC vs ACC
Saturday October 7 10:30am RRC vs USB
Saturday October 7 12:00pm ACC vs PUC
Saturday October 7 1:30pm PUC vs USB RRC vs CMU
Saturday October 7 3:00pm Tournament Final 3rd place Game
All games best of 3 sets

Rebels Weekend Wrap Sept 28-30

October 3, 2017

The Rebels basketball teams opened their seasons, hosting an exhibition game against the Ambrose University College Lions (Calgary) from the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference Thursday Nov.28th. The women Rebels fell to the Lions 77-61. Robelie Aaron led the Rebels with 12 points scored, while guard Jodene Kowalchuk had a strong game with 11 points of her own. The men’s team was able to earn some revenge, defeating the Lions 78-71. Chris Demauleon-Bartolay lead the Rebels with 28 points while 2nd year play Steve Williamson chipped in with 10 points. The men’s team next travels to Alberta on Thanksgiving weekend, where they face Ambrose and Olds College in a pair of exhibition games.

The Rebels soccer teams were also in action this past weekend, facing Les Rouges from St.Boniface at Memorial Field on Saturday Sept. 30th. Unfortunately both teams got the short end of the stick, with women losing 1-0 and the men’s team falling 2-0. Both teams have the upcoming weekend off, followed by hosting a pair of games on Oct 14 against Providence and Oct 15 vs Assiniboine Community College.

Finally, the Rebels men’s volleyball team hosts their annual Thanksgiving tournament this weekend, where all five MCAC teams will be competing. Games will happen Friday night and all day Saturday in the North Gym.

Rebels Weekend Wrap Sept 23-24

September 25, 2017

Rebels men’s and women’s soccer teams faced a pair of Westman teams this past weekend with mixed results.

On Saturday in Brandon, the women Rebels defeated the ACC Cougars 6-0. Emily Carnegie and Emma MacLennan each scored a pair of goals for the Rebels with Nina Morris and Madison Kaatz chipping a in a goal a piece. GK Brittany Derkacz earned the shut out. The Rebels were unable to earn the weekend sweep, losing to Brandon Univsersity Bobcats on a cold, wet Sunday afternoon, 1-0 at RRC. Derkacz made many terrific saves to keep the game close, but Brandon’s solid defense kept the Rebels off the score sheet. The women’s team currently sit in 3rd place in the MCAC with a 2-1-2 record.

The Rebels men’s soccer team earned their first victory of the MCAC season, defeating the Cougars 3-2 on Saturday. However, despite the best efforts of GK Liam Hodges and defensemen Alex Castro, the Rebels fell to the Bobcats on Sunday afternoon 3-0. The Rebels currently sit in 5th place with a 1-1-3 record.

Both teams next games are on Saturday, September 30th against St.Boniface. The women’s match starts at 1:00pm, with the men’s match to follow. Both games at Memorial Park in St.Vital.

Rebels Weekend Wrap: Sept 16-17

September 19, 2017

The Rebels Men’s and Women’s soccer teams finished week two their Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference seasons with mixed results, with both teams playing a pair of game over Saturday and Sunday.

The women Rebels split their games, defeating the Providence University College Pilots on Saturday 2-0 with goalkepper Brittany Derkatz earning the shut out. Unfortunately the Rebels could not string two wins together, losing their home opener 2-0 to les Rouge from St.Boniface on Sunday. The Rebels enter week 3 of the MCAC with a 1-1-1 record.

The Rebels men’s team are still looking for an elusive first win of the season, losing the to the Pilots 2-1 on Saturday and shut out by the Les Rouges 2-0 on Sunday. Their record falls to 0-1-2 on the year.

Both teams travel to Brandon on Saturday to face the Assiniboine Community College Cougars, then return home to host the Brandon University College on Sunday, both games starting at 12 at the NK Fields at NDC.


Registration Open for 2017/18 Rebels Inservice Days Sports Camps

September 12, 2017

Next school inservice day, keep the kids active and bring them to work with you. While you work, they’ll be taking part in a fun-filled day of sports activities!

Participants will partake in various sports and recreational activities during their day at the RRC Notre Dame Campus including soccer, curling, basketball, ultimate, low-organized games and other fun activities. Read More →

The Rebel in You – A 12 Week Wellness Program

September 5, 2017

Sometimes starting an exercise program can be more challenging than the working out itself. Having to figure out how to get started, learning new terminology to what’s the difference between a rep and a set as well as knowing what to exactly do while in the gym. That is why we designed a custom booklet specific for The Rebel in You. Read More →

Registration for Fall Term Fitness Classes Now Open!

August 31, 2017

Red River College Athletics and Recreation Services offers Group Fitness Programs suited to all interests and fitness levels. Our highly trained and enthusiastic instructors will lead you through a fun and challenging workout suited to you.

Registered Programs for 2017 Fall Term

Metabolic Resistance Training with Lesley on Mondays from 12:05-12:50pm

Yoga with Amanda on Mondays from 4:15-5:15pm at NDC

Bootcamp with Ashton on Tuesdays from 12:05-12:50pm

Block Therapy with Joanne on Tuesdays from 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Zumba with LIndsay on Tuesdays from 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Circuit Training with Cameron on Wednesdays from 12:05-12:50pm

Tantric Hatha Yoga with Keith on Wednesdays from 4:15pm-5:15pm

NEW*** Morning Boot Camp Thursdays from 7:00am to 7:45am. FREE for RRC Staff and Students!

Dynamic Core with Lesley on Thursdays from 12:05-12:50pm

Dynamic Spin with Lesley on Thursdays from 4:15pm-5:00pm

Gentle Hatha Fusion Yoga with Linda Thursdays from 4:15-5:15 at EDC

Fitness Classes  Free for Students!!!

All Fitness Classes are free to use for RRC Students. Students can fill out Fitness Class registration form, minus payment, and drop it off at GM20 in the North Gym or email to Recreation Coordinator Cole Skinner @ Students are also welcome to drop in the fitness classes as well, provided space is available. (For EDC Yoga, students can also submit their registration form to the instructor before the start of class.)


Classes will start September 11th and run until December 21st

Drop in cards for 5 or 10 classes per term can also be purchased.


To register for a class download the registration form, complete it and if your staff, alumni or community user fill it out and take it to the Student Service Centre to make a payment.  If you are a student, drop off at front desk in the North Gym. (For EDC Yoga, students can also submit their registration form to the instructor before the start of class.)

Registration Form: 2017 Fall Fitness Classes Registration Form

****EDC/Downtown Students and Staff.

Sport Manitoba is offering fitness classes this year that are open to RRC Students and Staff. With the Sport For Life Centre only a few blocks away in the Exchange, this is an excellent option for those working/studying downtown and looking to participate in fitness classes. View the below link for class listings.