Anika Gray joins Women’s Volleyball

May 20, 2016

Rebels Women’s Volleyball is excited to welcome Anika Gray to the team.

UnknownAnika is a high school senior and will graduate in June with distinction and honors from Killarney Collegiate. Anika started her love of volleyball when she moved to Killarney, Manitoba at age 11. She continued this passion for volleyball all the way through her school years. As a result, Anika has had the opportunity to participate in five provincial gold medal games. Over the course of her participation, she and her team have collected one second place and four consecutive first places. In her grade 10 year, she further gained the honor of receiving a provincial all-star award. Outside of school, she has worked her way through many club seasons as well, getting a bronze medal last year in division two, tier one. She has currently completed her final club season as a Killarney Raider. When not on the court, you can find her running with her track and field team. Anika is looking forward to playing for Red River College come September and starting her path in the Business Administration Program.

RRC Slow Pitch and Why You’re On the Team

April 28, 2016

RRC Slow Pitch is back again on June 9th at John Bloomberg. The annual event has become a fan favourite of things to do to participate in the college community. It has grown and morphed into a place where you can stretch out your legs, get some sun on the face again and reconnect to some familiar faces. Read More →

Rebels Men’s Basketball ID Camp

April 27, 2016

The Red River College Men’s Basketball program is hosting a select number of dates in May where potential future, current and past Rebels players are welcome to attend.

Sunday May 1st 8-10pm North Gym
Sunday May 15th 8:30-10pm North Gym
Sunday May 22nd 6-8pm North Gym
Sunday May 29th 8-10pm North Gym Read More →

Registration now open for Rebels Slo Pitch Tournament

April 19, 2016

2016 Rebels Slo Pitch Tournament: Grab your friends, form a team, and enjoy a day in the sun playing ball eating a bbq lunch. A great way to spend a summer day!

When: Thursday June 9th. 9am-4pm
Where: John Blumberg Complex
Cost: $15 per person before June 3rd deadline, $20 after. This includes a bbq lunch.
Rules: Each team consists of ten players with a minimum of four females per team. Teams are permitted to play with a minimum of 8 players, three of whom must be females. Open to all staff and students at RRC.

Slow-Pitch Rules

2016 Slo Pitch Registration Form

Please print and fill out the above registration form and then proceed to either NDC or EDC cashier’s office for payment.

For further information please contact Athletics and Recreation Coordinator Cole Skinner at 204.632.2397 or

Three Rebels Coaches earn COY Honors.

April 19, 2016

After another excellent season in the Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference, the following coaches have been recognized as the 2016 MCAC Coach of the Year in their respective sports.


Jaenas Pangilinan – Women’s Basketball – Red River College
Pangilinan’s Rebels received some extra value late in the season when some key players

Coach Jae receives award from MCAC Comm. Coord. Kelly McGuinness

Coach Jae receives award from MCAC Comm. Coord. Kelly McGuinness

became eligible, but the challenge of balancing a new lineup and changing gears late in the season was something Pangilinan worked to perfection. The Rebels won their last 4 games of the regular season to finish with an 8-4 record, good for a 2nd place ranking moving into the Championship weekend. After staving off elimination from a very tough PUC Pilots team in the Championship semi-final, the Rebels then topped the #1-ranked CMU Blazers who had only lost a single game all season. This was Pangilinan and the Rebels’ 5th straight MCAC title from a squad that led the league in total rebounds as well as second effort points, and turned the ball over less than any other team in the MCAC.

Scott Kirkpatrick – Men’s Basketball – Red River College
Much like the women’s Red River basketball program, Kirkpatrick had to deal with a fluctuating roster due to eligibility of student athletes who don’t start their program until the second semester. The men’s Rebels team amassed a league-worst 2-10 record and appeared to have a very steep uphill battle if they were to succeed in the MCAC playoffs. But

Coach Scott receives award from MCAC Comm. Coord. Kelly McGuinness

Coach Scott receives award from MCAC Comm. Coord. Kelly McGuinness

Kirkpatrick – and a healthy and complete roster in place for the first time all season – didn’t waver. After the 2016 season’s leading scorer, Garnett Mcleod, was unable to play in the post season, the Rebels found themselves in a dog fight semi-final matchup with the #1-ranked U of W Wesmen. The Rebels won 65-61 and then decisively bested Canadian Mennonite University in an 87-74 win in the final. From worst to first in the span of about a month, Kirkpatrick was able to put together a squad that was best in the league when it mattered most and win the program’s 8th straight title.

Doug Lawrie – Women’s Soccer – Red River College
As far as records are concerned, Lawrie was at the helm of the best team, in any sport, in the MCAC this season. In his 5th season as head coach of the Rebel’s women’s program, Red River recorded a perfect 8-0 regular season before cruising through their championship semi-final game to face Brandon University. With their perfect season on the line, the Rebels found themselves trailing late in the game before conjuring up two unanswered goals and hoisting the trophy this season. Lawrie also coached the women’s futsal team at Red River this season, who handed a heavily favoured, #1-ranked CMU Blazers futsal team a loss in the final on their home court. This too ended in similarly dramatic fashion, giving Lawrie every excuse to take a seat and relax this offseason. Lawrie is also currently president and head coach of the Hornets Soccer Club in the Winnipeg Women’s Soccer League.
Story Courtesy of Kelly McGuinness/MCAC

Panthers Become Rebels

April 18, 2016

Jenna Dueck and Julia Friesen, two former Niverville Panthers, will join the RRC Rebels Women’s Soccer team for the 2016 MCAC season.

JJ. Dueck3enna played youth soccer with Niverville in the Hanover Soccer Club. She attended Niverville CI until grade 11, and completed HS at Rosthern Junior College, Sask in 2012 “to follow family tradition”. Jenna was a multi-sport athlete during HS, and helped the Panthers reach the MHSAA Provincial finals in soccer in 2010. Following HS Jenna played senior soccer with Hanover Hype in the 1st Division of the WWSL for two years before being sidelined by injury. Jenna plays defence.

Jenna was an honour roll student and scholarship winner at HS, and completed her pre-requisite nursing courses in one year at the Canadian Mennonite University. Jenna is now entering her third year of the Bachelor of Nursing program at Red River College.

J. FriesenJulia also played youth soccer with Niverville out of the Hanover Soccer Club. She completed HS at Niverville CI in 2012. In HS Julia was a multi-sport athlete but excelled in Soccer. She helped the Panthers reach the MHSAA Provincial finals in 2010 and 2011, was selected as an MHSAA All-Star in both of those years and was Team Captain in grade 12. She was awarded Athlete of the Year in both grade 11 and 12. Julia started playing senior soccer with Hanover Hype as an underage player at 17. During her time with Hanover Hype she was top scorer one season, and team MVP once. Julia plays midfield and forward.

After HS Julia did some world travelling, and attended the University of Manitoba for one year where she completed her pre-requisites for Nursing. Julia will be entering her first year in the Bachelor of Nursing program at Red River College.

Coach Lawrie welcomes these Panthers to the Rebels, “I observed the 2011 MHSAA final that the Panthers were in and was very impressed by the calibre of play. I look forward to seeing the contributions Jenna and Julia can make on the field. In my personal meetings with them I was impressed by their character and enthusiasm. They will be strong additions to our team chemistry.”

Women’s Soccer add Kendra Moen

April 14, 2016

Kendra Moen
K  Moen webRed River College Women’s Soccer is pleased to announce the commitment of Kendra Moen For the 2016 MCAC season. Kendra played her youth soccer in Rainy River, ON. Kendra is currently attending Rainy River High School where she is a multi-sport athlete on several varsity teams. Kendra was the soccer MVP in 2015. Kendra also competed in the 2014 North America Indigenous Games in Basketball with Team Ontario helping her team win a Bronze medal. Kendra plays Striker and Midfield.

“I’m very pleased to have a player of Kendra’s all-round athleticism join our team,” says Head Coach Doug Lawrie, “Coach Tolen at Rainy River HS has high praise for her and lists among her strengths speed, competitiveness and field vision. These attributes will help her make a quick adjustment to College soccer.”

Kendra will be entering the Cabinetry and Woodworking Technology program. Following completion of this program Kendra plans to pursue her Red Seal as a Cabinetmaker.

Sydney Curell Joins Rebels Women’s Vball Team

April 11, 2016

Sydney Curell Head ShotSydney Curell is a high school senior and will graduate in June with honours from Westwood Collegiate. Sydney started her love of volleyball at Lincoln middle school and continued her participation in school volleyball by playing both Jr. Varsity and Varsity volleyball for Westwood. Sydney has had the benefit of experiencing different coaching philosophies by being a setter for various club teams including Jr. Wesmen, Fury, Visions and Joust. Last year she helped lead her team to a Silver Medal at nationals. She is currently enjoying playing for the SISU U18 volleyball team. When not playing indoor volleyball you can still find her on the court as a certified level 1 official. Sydney is looking forward to being a setter for Red River College’s volleyball team in September and starting on her path to becoming a biomedical engineer

Rec Services presents new Lunch and Learn Series: Women and Weights

April 7, 2016

Women and Weights

Are you a female that wants to start a fitness regime but don’t know where to start? Does the idea of learning a bunch of new equipment intimidate you? Are you already active but want to bring more focus into your workouts? You are not alone! Join in this 4 week session to become more familiar with the gym setting. Together we will discuss training myths, where to start, benefits of exercise, and learn more about gym equipment. Bring an eagerness for a lifestyle change and lot’s of questions!

Week 1 – classroom setting
Week 2 – gym walkthrough learning about various equipment
Week 3 + 4 – workout

Instructor: Amanda Pilloud

NDC- 4 Sessions

Wednesday’s April 20 – May 11 12:00-12:45PM

EDC- 4 Sessions

Wednesday’s May 18 – June 8 12:00-12:45pm

AmandaJoy_Yoga_06About the Instructor: Amanda is a certified yoga instructor and personal trainer. With thirteen years of ballet, years of curling, hiking, biking, marathons and exercising, Amanda is no stranger to physical activity. Wanting to share her passion for movement with others Amanda completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training through YYoga, followed by her 300 hour yoga teacher training in India. She has attained her Personal Training certification to coach people in a one on one setting.  You can expect from her sessions; encouragement to move to your full potential, a focus on body alignment, a chance to calm your mind from the stresses of daily life, challenging sessions that match your ability and a quirky sense of humour.

To Register: contact Cole Skinner @ or 2397. Participation is Free, however limited spots available. Participants are expected to attend all 4 sessions.

Kristyna Fritzsche joins Rebels Women’s Soccer

April 7, 2016


 Red River College Women’s Soccer is pleased to announce the commitment of Kristyna Fritzsche for the 2016 MCAC season.  Kristyna played Premier youth soccer in WYSA with PTSC (1) and FCNW (4). As a youth player Kristyna also trained regularly with MSA provincial coaches. In youth soccer Kristyna was an MSA Cup Finalist and League Champion. Kristyna attended Garden City Collegiate where she also played on the varsity team. After youth Kristyna continued to play senior women’s soccer and co-ed at Premier and 1st Division levels. Kristyna plays Defence, but is versatile and comfortable at forward.  Kristyna is also an avid runner and has competed in several half-marathons over the last four years, most recently the Princess Half-Marathon at Disney World Florida. “Kristyna will bring tremendous experience and character to our program,” says Head Coach Doug Lawrie,  “I will look to her to draw on her experience to help lead the team to meet the challenges of a college season.”

After high school Kristyna attended the University of Manitoba where she completed a BA in History in 2012. Following university Kristyna taught English in Thailand for one year. Kristyna is currently enrolled in the Child and Youth Care diploma program at RRC and will be entering her second year.