Ryan Poirier named MCAC Athlete of the Week

January 18, 2018

WINNIPEG, MB., January 18, 2017 – The Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference announced Thursday that Julika Phommarath from the Providence Pilots’ women’s futsal team and Ryan Poirer from the Red River College Rebels men’s futsal team have been named Athletes of the Week.

Ryan had a strong performance in his first futsal game in net. He stopped 22 of 23 shots in the first half alone and led his team to a 4-3 victory over the Providence Pilots this weekend.

Ryan is in his first year in the Bachelor of Education in Business/technology After Degree program and also played as a defenseman on the Rebels’ soccer team this past season.

Sign Up to 2018 Get Movin Challenge

January 16, 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…

To sign up, please complete the below online form.

Contact Information



Logging your Steps Each Day

All participants will be self-reporting, and at the end of February you will be invited to submit your results electronically on this page.

Free pedometers are also available, on a first-come-first-serve basis, at the in-person sign up days!

January 25th at NDC
January 30th at EDC

Counting Your Steps!
It’s easy! Use your smartphone, fitness band or a pedometer

Smart phone Apps Examples:
IPhone – Steps, Pacer, Pedometer
Android – S Health, Google Fit, Pedometer
BlackBerry – Casca/Sports Run Tracker Pro, Sports Tracker, Endomondo

Step Conversion Chart

Some activities do not allow for a pedometer to be used, or perhaps you would rather count your steps/exercise/activity without one. No problem. You can use the following Step Conversion Charts to mark your progress! Below are to separate but similar conversion charts, use whichever one that works best for you and get active!

Purdue University Activity Converter

Step Conversion Chart


Watch these two videos of RRC staff and students being active and achieving their 7000 steps!

Get Movin’ Challenge 2017 – 360° Experience (Facebook)


Get Movin’ Challenge 2017 – Standard (YouTube)



There are three huge prize categories that can be entered depending on how many days you achieve 7,000 steps! The more days you achieve your goal, the better the prizes. All participants will be self-reporting. Cutoff to enter results online is 12:00pm, Thursday March 1st.

Incentives/Prize Structure: Participants will gain entry into each prize category if they complete a specific minimum number of days in which they achieve 7,000 steps per day. There will be 3 prize levels:

Here are some the prizes for this year’s challenge, check back often as more prizes are added to the list.

Bronze Level10 days completed

Swag, Rebels gear, Fitness equipment

Silver Level15 days completed

Saje Wellness Diffuser,

Gold Level: 20 days competed

$200.00 Thermea Spa Gift Certificate,

Example on how prize leveling work: If Jill reaches 7,000 steps in 21 days, she is entered once in each level draw. If Joe reaches 7,000 in 17 days, he is entered once into the Bronze and Silver levels.

The Draw

After the results are collected, a draw will be held to determine the various prize winners, which will be announced on Friday March 2nd.

Weekly Prizes

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!

If you have questions in regards to the challenge, please send an email to coskinner@rrc.ca

Rebels Weekend Wrap- Jan 12-13

January 15, 2018

All 6 Rebels teams competed this weekend, with games both at home and on the road in the MCAC (Manitoba Colleges Athletics Conference) and NIAC (Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference).

The Rebels men’s and women’s hosted the AFLBS Crusaders, their NIAC rivals from Northern Minnesota, on Friday and Saturday sweeping all 4 games. The men’s team won on Friday 69-50, forward Anuna Oj-Wato had a strong game with 20 points and 19 rebounds. The men followed up with a 90-69 victory on Saturday. Guard Chris Demauleon-Bartolay had a monster 42 points game for the Rebels with forward Steve Willamson adding 16 points and 11 rebounds. The Rebels now sit in 4th place in the NIAC standings with a 5-3 record.

The women’s team completed their weekend sweep of the Crusaders with wins by the score of 89-29 and 85-22. Jodene Kowalchuk lead the team on Friday with 17 points while Lacey Finnbogason was the high scorer on Saturday with 22 points. They also have a 5-3 NIAC record and sit in 5th place. Both basketball teams next games are on the weekend of Jan 26-27 when they host Sisseton Wahpeton College (Sisseton, SD).

The Rebels Futsal teams opened their MCAC regular season on Saturday evening hosting the PUC Pilots. The men’s team won the first game 4-3 with Val Komilov scoring 2 goals and Brandan Le Grand and Minh Tran each chipping in with a goal. Unfortunately the women’s team were shut out 6-0 in their home opener. Both teams next host the BU Bobcats and the ACC Cougars Saturday afternoon on January 27th.

Finally the Rebels men’s and women’s volleyball teams played a pair of road games, Friday at CMU and Saturday against the PUC Pilots. On Friday, the Rebels lost both games to the Blazers, men 3-0 (26-24, 25-19, 26-24) and women 3-0 (25-21, 25-9, 25-18). On Saturday the Rebels were able to earn a split, with the women winning 3-2 (22-25, 19-25, 25-23, 25-22, 15-9) and men falling 3-0 (25-18, 25-21, 25-17). Both teams next host Les Rouge from USB on Friday January 19th with the men’s game starting at 6pm.

Click here for MCAC stats and standings

Click here for NIAC stats and standings

Sign Up for Winter Term Fitness Classes Today

January 9, 2018

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. Read More →

Rebels Weekend Wrap: Jan 5-6

January 8, 2018

The start of the winter term marks the return of Rebels Sports to RRC. Both basketball teams returned to MCAC/NIAC action with a pair of games against the Canadian Mennonite University Blazers. Read More →

Registration open for Rebels Winter Classic

January 3, 2018

Come out and play hockey under the stars! The 2018 Rebels Winter Classic will be held Thursday, January 18th, 6-10pm at the Waverly Heights Community Centre -1885 Chancellor Dr. This 3v3 pond hockey style tournament is open to all RRC students, staff, alumni and community members. You can either sign a team up or as a free agent. Cost is $10 per player, which includes pizza and pop. Read More →

Ashley Goodwin Named MCAC Athlete of the Week

December 7, 2017

WINNIPEG, MB., December 7, 2017 – The Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference announced Thursday that Ashley Goodwin of the Red River College Rebels women’s volleyball team and Mackenzie Hildebrand of the Canadian Mennonite University Blazers men’s volleyball team have been named Athletes of the Week. Read More →

Registration Open for Winter Fitness Classes

December 5, 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. Read More →

Rebels Weekend Wrap: December 2-3

December 4, 2017

The Rebels men’s basketball team finished their first half of the season strong with a pair of NIAC league victories on the weekend. The Rebels defeated the Trinity Bible College Lions (Ellendale ND) on Saturday 95-89. Read More →