Physiotherapy Available in North Starting in January

December 11, 2017

Physiotherapy is now available at RRC through Rec Services in the North Gym!

Rec Services has teamed up with the Total Rehabilitation and Sports Injuries Clinic to offer this service to all RRC Staff and Students. Physiotherapist Mattehw McGrath will available starting in January to help with your rehabilitation. Total Rehab offers direct billing and you can book your appointment at

For more information visit Total Rehab’s website or contact Rec Services at 632-3030.


Physiotherapist (Masters)

Mathew received his undergraduate degree in 2012 and his Masters of Physiotherapy from the University of Manitoba in 2014.  He has been working as a Physiotherapist in the private sector since 2014.

He has 10+ years experience training and coaching high level basketball youth in Manitoba. He looks forward to providing a physiotherapy program that includes manual therapy, an exercise regimen and rehabilitation with an emphasis on injury prevention.

Mathew has attended multiple high performance training seminars including injury prevention for runners. He is currently working towards becoming a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT) and has completed the Level 3 Upper Quadrant Course.

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.

Ashley Goodwin

In her first year, Ashley Goodwin has led the Rebels to a 5-3 record in the first half of their season and has been dominant at the net with 86 blocks, 82 kills and a kill efficiency of .226.

While it is common practice for a libero to come in for middle players in the backrow, Ashley has demonstrated that she is one of the best passers and defenders on the team. She leads by example with a determined focus and positive attitude in both practices and games which has translated into her emergence as one of the best middles in the conference.

Mackenzie Hildebrand

Mackenzie is the Blazers most consistent performer night in and night out. He was the team’s kill leader yesterday as the Blazers took down the Providence Pilots and leapfrogged them into first place in the conference.


Mackenzie earned 16 kills and only one error in 29 attempts, putting him at an extraordinary 51.72% kill efficiency rating, which led all players. He also added 6 aces and two solo blocks against the Pilots and had an excellent 2.44 serve receive passer rating.

Rebels Men’s Futsal Tryouts

December 7, 2017

Rebels Men’s Futsal Tryouts: Monday December 18th and 20th, 630-8:00pm North Gym. For more info about Rebels Futsal:

Registration Open for Rebels Co-Ed Futsal League!

December 7, 2017

Enjoy soccer during the winter and join the Rebels Co-Ed Futsal League! This 10 week league offers players a safe and fun environment to play Futsal with your friends. This ten week league is open to all adults 18 yrs and older of both genders.

Cost: $700 per team

Registration: To register visit our RRC page on imLeagues: Click Here

To register a team, you need to create a imLeagues account, for information on how to do that Click Here Participant_Signup_Instructions 2.0

Game Dates:  Jan 14,21,28, Feb 4,11,25, Mar 4,11,18,25 from 6pm – 10:30pm

Location: North Gym in the Notre Dame Campus

Game Length: Each game will be 44 min in length with two equal 22 min halfs. For the first 20 min of each half the game will observe running time, for the remaining 2 minutes of each half, stop time. 1 minute halftime.

Players: Each team starts 4 players and 1 gk. Each team must sign up a minimum of 7 players to join the league.

Mixed Gender. Each team must have at least 2 of 5 players/gk of the opposite gender/gender identity on the court at all times. A team must also start with 5 players. If a team fails to either at the start of the game, a one goal penalty is given and 10 minutes wait period is given. After the 10 minutes, if the team fails to have the right amount of starters, the game is forfeited. A team may finish a game with less than 5 players on the court due to injury or ejection.

Officials: Each game will have one timekeeper and one official.

Jerseys: Teams must wear matching jerseys, with a 6 inch number on front and 8 inch number on back. Goalies must wear a jerseys of a different colour than both teams

Game Rules: League will follow standard FIBA Futsal rules with some modifications to ensure safety and the spirit of fair play and fun is emphasized. Full League rules will be distributed to captains prior to the League starting.  Rebels Rec reserves the right to exclude players under suspension from any othe League/Association.  Example: Slide tackling will not be permitted in the Rebels Co-Ed Futsal League

Team Meeting:  All teams will be required to have a representative at a team meeting prior to the League starting.  Any team not in attendance for the FULL meeting will be withdrawn from the League and their money refunded.

Any further questions can be directed to Athletics and Rec Services Coordinator Cole Skinner @

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.

Registered Programs for 2018 Winter Term

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

Yoga with Michelle on Mondays from 4:15-5:15pm

Bootcamp with Ashton on Tuesdays from 12:05-12:50pm and Thursdays 4:15-5:00pm

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

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

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

Fusion Yoga with Holly 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 January 15th and run until April 5th

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 and Block Therapy, students can also submit their registration form to the instructor before the start of class.)

Registration Form: 2018 Winter 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 additional fitness classes. View the below link for class listings.

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. Chris Demauleon-Bartolay led the team with 23 points while forward Aaron Backe added 13 points and 9 rebounds. On Sunday, the Rebels won again 75-56, this time with Arsalan Zaheer scoring 24 points on 8 three pointers. The men’s team currently sit in 4th place with a 2-2 record. Unfortunately the Rebels women’s team lost both of their games to the TBC Lions, losing 81-70 on Saturday and 70-52 on Sunday. They also sit in 4th place at 2-2 in NIAC league play.

The Rebels volleyball teams also had their last games of the Fall term, hosting the PUC Pilots on Saturday. Unfortunately both teams fell short, with the women losing 3-2 (26-24,20-25,25-19,19-25,15-7) and the men falling 3-0 (25-14,25-22,25-17). The women’s team currently sit in MCAC 2nd place with a 5-3 record while the men’s team are in fifth place.

RRC Futsal Teams Looking for Players

November 30, 2017

The Red River College Rebels men’s and women’s Futsal teams are looking for players for the 2018 Winter Term Season.

The Rebels will be competing in the MCAC again this season, with both teams looking to defend their championships! If you are interested in playing this year please contact the following coaches:

Women’s Coach: Doug Lawrie:
Men’s Coach: Charles Mrena: cmrena@RRC.CA

For more information about the women’s and men’s programs, please click on the respective links.

Rebels Weekend Wrap November 24-25

November 27, 2017

The Rebels women’s volleyball team had a successful weekend, winning both of their MCAC league games. On Friday at St.Boniface, they defeated Les Rouge 3-0 (25-16, 25-20, 25-22). Larissa Namaka led the way with 5 kills and 3 serving aces. Chloe Orteza also had a strong game with 6 kills and 1 serving ace. The Rebels then came home Saturday night and defeated the CMU Blazers 3-1 (25-21,21-25,25-16,26-24). Nicole Wiebe starred with 11 kills and 2 aces while middle Ashley Goodwin supplied 11 kills, 14 digs and 3 blocks of her own. The two wins improved the team’s record to 5-2 and 2nd in the MCAC.

Unfortunately the men’s volleyball team are still looking for their first regular season wins of the year, losing to USB 3-0 (26-24, 25-18, 25-13) and CMU 3-0 (23-25,15-25,21-25). Both teams finish the first half of the season at home on Saturday December 2nd hosting the PUC Pilots.

Both Rebels basketball teams split their MCAC games over the weekend. At home on Friday, the women’s team lost to the CMU Blazers 59-52. Lacey Finnbogason led with 20 points and 10 rebounds. The Rebel women then defeated PUC in Otterbourne on Saturday, 69-47 to improve their MCAC record to 4-2.

The Rebels men’s basketball team earned their first MCAC win of the season on Friday, defeating the Blazers 94-78. Jared Gairing led the team in scoring with 26 points forward Mitch Podworny added 13 points and 9 rebounds. The Rebels then fell to the Pilots on Saturday, losing 85-75. Both basketball teams finish their first season halfs with a pair of NIAC games in Ellendale North Dakota against Trinity Bible College this weekend.

Chloe Orteza named MCAC Athlete of the Week

November 22, 2017

WINNIPEG, MB., November 22, 2017 – The Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference announced Wednesday that Chloe Orteza of the Red River College Rebels women’s volleyball team and Braden Campbell of the Assiniboine Community College Cougars men’s volleyball team have been named Athletes of the Week.

Chloe Orteza

In her first season with the Red River College Rebels, Chloe Orteza has already taken on a leadership role with the team as co-captain.

“She leads by example both on and off the court with her commitment to the team and success in the classroom in the nursing program,” said head coach Dan McGregor.

Chloe is a dynamic and efficient attacker as noted with a kill efficiency over the past weekend of .245, leading the team with 18 kills and also contributed with aggressive serving notching 8 service aces. Chloe also defends with an unmatched level of intensity as she led the Rebels with 6 blocks and 12 digs.

Braden Campbell

Braden was a big part of the Cougars’ weekend sweep of the Rebels because of his 22 kills Friday and an additional 19 kills on Saturday. He was also one of the best passers on the court both games.

This is Braden’s first year as a Cougar and has already proven to be an integral part of the team. He previously only played high school volleyball in Dauphin, MB.

“Braden is very coachable, takes direction well, and will try anything he is asked to,” said head coach Joel Small. “He is quiet and confident on and off the court, is an excellent team player and leads by example. He is very focused at practice, always ready to go early and ready to work hard.”

Rebels Weekend Wrap: Nov 17-18

November 20, 2017

All four Rebels basketball and volleyball teams competed this past weekend with Women’s Rebels team earning a pair of exhibiton victories in Bottineau, North Dakota.

The Rebels women’s basketball team first defeated Stone Child College (Box Elder, MT) 86-71. Tiara Cruz led the way with 23 points and 8 rebounds while forward Lacey Finnbogason added 17 points and 12 boards. The Rebels followed up on Saturday with a 80-72 Overtime win over Dakota College (Bottineau, ND). Finnbogason led with 17 points with Cruz adding 15 points of her own. The men’s basketball team split their two games, first defeating Stone Child on Friday 97-90, with Christopher Demauleon-Bartolay having a monster 34 point game. The Rebels then fell to Dakota on Saturday 112-69. Both teams host the CMU Blazers on Friday Nov.24th, then head on the road to play the PUC Pilots Saturday, Nov.25th in Otterbourne.

The Rebels women’s volleyball team split their pair of games agianst the ACC Cougars this weekend in Brandon, losing 3-2 (25-18, 25-22, 20-25, 21-25, 15-9) on Friday but then winning 3-0 (25-11, 25-15, 25-18) on Saturday. Chloe Orteza led the Rebels over the weekend with 18 kills while middle Ashley Goodwin chipped in with 7 solo blocks over the two games. The men’s team are still searching for their first MCAC regular season win, losing 3-2 (12-25, 25-23, 22-25, 25-17, 16-14) and 3-1 (25-17, 24-26, 25-19, 25-19). Both teams face St.Boniface on the road on the 24th then host CMU on the 25th.