Sara Meisner named MCAC Athlete of the Week

February 21, 2018

WINNIPEG, MB., February 20, 21018 – The Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference announced Wednesday that Sara Meisner of the Red River College Rebels women’s volleyball team and Lucas Pappel of the Providence Pilots men’s volleyball team have been named Athletes of the Week.

Sara Meisner

The first-year outside hitter, born in Moosehorn, Manitoba and a graduate of Ashern Central School, led the Rebels to two 3-0 wins over the Assiniboine Community College Cougars last weekend, totalling 11 kills, 12 digs, and five solo blocks. With the back-to-back wins, the Rebels (11-5) clinched the second seed heading into the conference playoffs this weekend.

“Sara’s passing and defense have been instrumental to the success of the team this season,” said head coach Dan McGregor. “She is a determined and passionate player with a strong desire to improve and brings a positive attitude to all practices and games.”

The Rebels women’s volleyball team will host the Canadian Mennonite University Blazers in the conference semi-finals on Saturday February 24 at 4:00.

All games are hosted at Red River College. For full schedule, check out mcacathletics.ca.

Get Movin Challenge Week 3 Prize Winner

February 21, 2018

For the entire month of February, Red River College staff and students are meeting the challenge of reaching 7,000 steps per day! This month long challenge encourages you to be active and reduce sedentary behavior in your life. Need more incentive? No problem! We have some great prizes lined up for participants. The more days you reach 7000 steps, the better the prizes! Think reaching 7000 steps in one day is too difficult? Think again…Here are some simple ways you can do it: Walking, running, sports, fitness class, have a walking meeting, working out, take the stairs, park further away, walking lunch hour…

Weekly Prizes

During the challenge, we encourage participants to send in a pic of you and/or your co-workers, fellow students, friends and family being active and achieving your daily 7,000 steps to coskinner@rrc.ca along with a brief synopsis and be entered to win a weekly prize! Your pic may make the blog and inspire other participants to Get Movin!

Week 2 Prize Winner: Deron Warkentin

Deron has been very active during the challenge, submitting a picture every week. This week he submitted the following:

” After almost 2 hrs. of exploring the Mossey River in Winnipegosis, including several thigh-deep trudges, I thought I deserved a nice sit-down break.

Congrats to Deron  and thanks to all participants who submitted photos. Good luck to everyone in the Get Movin Challenge!!

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Rebels Weekend Wrap: Feb 16-17

February 20, 2018

All Rebels teams were in action this weekend, with the basketball teams in playoffs, volleyball teams finishing their regular season and futsal teams with a pair of road games in Brandon.

Both basketball teams fell short at the NIAC playoff championships in Fort Totten, North Dakota, with men’s team falling in the quarterfinals and the women’s team coming up short in the semi’s. To read more, visit here and here.

The Rebels volleyball teams ended their regular seasons on a high note by both sweeping the ACC Cougars at home Friday night and Saturday afternoon. The women Rebels didn’t lose a set, winning 3-0 (25-19,25-17,25-23) and 3-0 (25-19,25-13,25-22). The team finished 2nd place in the MCAC with a 11-5 record. The men’s team won both their matches against the Cougars 3-1 (25-19,25-20,24-26,25-21) and 3-0 (25-14,25-20,25-20) clinching 4th place and the final playoff spot.

volleyball championships will be hosted by RRC, in the North Gym, Saturday February 24th and Sunday February 25th. Rebels men’s team will face the PUC Pilots at 12pm on Saturday in their semi final while the Rebels women’s team will face the CMU Blazers at 4pm in their semi. The men’s final will take place at 1pm on Sunday, followed by the women’s at 3pm.

Finally, the Rebels futsal teams achieved mixed results in Brandon on Saturday. The men’s team defeated the ACC Cougars 12-4, but then fell to the BU Bobcats 6-4. The Rebels women’s team defeated the Cougars as well by the score of 8-1, then followed up with a 2-2 tie against the Bobcats. The men’s team currently sits in 4th place with a 4-0-4 record while the women’s team is in 5th place with a 2-2-4 record. Both teams next face the USB Rouges  at USB on Friday March 2nd.

Get Movin Challenge Week 2 Prize Winner

February 14, 2018

For the entire month of February, Red River College staff and students are meeting the challenge of reaching 7,000 steps per day! This month long challenge encourages you to be active and reduce sedentary behavior in your life. Need more incentive? No problem! We have some great prizes lined up for participants. The more days you reach 7000 steps, the better the prizes! Think reaching 7000 steps in one day is too difficult? Think again…Here are some simple ways you can do it: Walking, running, sports, fitness class, have a walking meeting, working out, take the stairs, park further away, walking lunch hour…

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Rebels Win MCAC Men’s Basketball Championship

February 12, 2018

The Red River College Rebels are the 2018 Men’s Basketball Champions

Story by Neil Noonan/MCAC
The Rebels men’s basketball team is back on top after defeating the Canadian Mennonite University Blazers 88-75 in the 2018 MCAC Men’s Basketball Championship on Saturday.They were led by conference scoring leader, Chris Demauleon-Bartolay, who had a game-high 23 points including five triples and a couple momentum shifting hustle plays on defence.

 

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Mark Ridd named MCAC Player of the Week

February 7, 2018

WINNIPEG, MB., February 7, 2018 – The Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference announced Wednesday that Kiran Hodges from the Providence Pilots women’s futsal team and Mark Ridd from the Red River College Rebels men’s basketball team have been named Athletes of the Week.

Mark Ridd

The second-year 6’7 forward, a graduate of Oak Park, was a big part of the Rebels weekend sweep of the Pilots that clinched them the final spot in the championship. This weekend, Mark averaged 10.5ppg, 15rpg, and 3.5bpg on 67% shooting from the field.

“Mark dominated the paint on the defensive end of the floor,” said head coach Scott Kirkpatrick. “His leadership on that end and his composure on the offensive end of the floor were a large part of the reason we were able to win 2 key games and get back to the MCAC finals this season.”

The Rebels will meet the CMU Blazers this weekend in the 2018 MCAC Basketball Championship at Providence at 2:00PM.

Get Movin Challenge Week 1 Prize Winner

February 7, 2018

For the entire month of February, Red River College staff and students are meeting the challenge of reaching 7,000 steps per day! This month long challenge encourages you to be active and reduce sedentary behavior in your life. Need more incentive? No problem! We have some great prizes lined up for participants. The more days you reach 7000 steps, the better the prizes! Think reaching 7000 steps in one day is too difficult? Think again…Here are some simple ways you can do it: Walking, running, sports, fitness class, have a walking meeting, working out, take the stairs, park further away, walking lunch hour…

Weekly Prizes

During the challenge, we encourage participants to send in a pic of you and/or your co-workers, fellow students, friends and family being active and achieving your daily 7,000 steps to coskinner@rrc.ca along with a brief synopsis and be entered to win a weekly prize! Your pic may make the blog and inspire other participants to Get Movin!

Week 1 Prize Winner: Sherry Seymour

Our Week #1 Get Movin Challenge Prize Winner is RRC Instructor Sherry Seymour (2nd from left). Sherry submitted this photo with the following:

“Some friends and I participated in the Ironman Curling Bonspiel over the weekend. Over $10,000 was raised for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
I am second from the left with my arm in the air. This is my third time participating in the event, and it is a lot of fun. We placed 4th overall. When you’re dressed properly, -30 temps are tolerable! ”

Congrats to Sherry and thanks to all participants who submitted photos. Good luck to everyone in the Get Movin Challenge!!

Click Here for more photos of RRC Staff and Students in the Get Movin Challenge!