The Awesome Workout-Part One of Our Home Workout Series

December 2, 2016

With winter upon, our thoughts turn to indoor activities. With the stress of exams and holidays right around the corner make sure you take some time to look after you.  Taking a few minutes each day will help combat the stress and make the season more enjoyable.  Even though we are inside more than we like, no reason why cannot continue to exercise and be active. Rec Services has asked each of our fantastic fitness instructors to provide an exercise routine that anyone can do by themselves in the gym or at home. First up is Cameron:

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Rebels Weekend Wrap: November 18-20

November 29, 2016

Rebels Volleyball Earn Double Silver at Western Canadian Championships:

Both Rebels volleyball team struck silver in Brandon this weekend at the 2016 Western Canadian Championships.

The women’s team battled all weekend with a short bench, defeating Great Plains 2-0 (25-22,25-12), losing to  Saskatoon 2-1 (25-21,15-25,16-14), and CMU 2- 0 (25-18,25-19) and finally beating USB 2-1(25-16,23-25,15-9)  in the round robin on Saturday. The women’s team got on a roll in the playoffs on Sunday defeating Moose Jaw 25-23, 25-26 and  USB 25-18, 25-22 in quarters and semis. They finally ran out gas in the final losing to CMU 2-1  (21-25, 25-22, 13-15) in the final.

The men’s team needed to make some positives this weekend after a tough first half in MCAC play. They achieved just that beating 3 Saskatchewan teams on Saturday in round robin play; Great Plain 2-1 (25-9,25-27,15-10) ,Moose Jaw 2-0 (25-16,25-19) and Saskatoon 2-0 (25-13,25-21) in the round robin. On Sunday they beat Moose Jaw in the quarters (25-23, 27-25) and rivals USB 2-0 (25-18, 25-22) in the semi only to fall short to CMU 2-1 (21-25, 25-22, 13-15).

Both teams hope to build on their silver medals and finish the 1st half of the MCAC season strong. They travel to Providence to face the Pilots tonight starting at 6pm, then finish up at home against USB, Friday December 2nd starting at 6pm.

The Rebels men’s basketball game remain unbeaten in MCAC play after defeating U of Winnipeg 69-43 at home on Friday and the CMU Blazers 98-74 in the North gym Saturday night. Veteran guard Taylor Brown is 2nd in league scoring with 20.2 points a game while pg Jon Wilner is 4th in league scoring with 18.0.  Against CMU on Saturday, Brown and Wilner combined for 43 points, 19 rebounds and 7 assists.

For the women, mixed results, a 61-32 win over U of WInnipeg and a 70-44 loss to the CMU Blazers. Zera Lynn Panesa leads the MCAC in scoring with 20.7 points, with forward Brita Enns-Kutchy leading the league with a whopping 14.3 rebounds per game. The Rebels sit in 3rd place with a 2-3 record. Both basketball teams finish the 1st part of the MCAC season on the road against the UW Wesmen, Sunday December 4th starting at 2:00pm.


Rebels Volleyball travelling to Brandon for Western Canadian Championships this Weekend

November 23, 2016

Rebels men’s and women’s volleyball teams head to Brandon this weekend to participate in the annual Western Canadian Championships. College teams from Manitoba and Saskatchewan compete for early season bragging rights Saturday and Sunday at Brandon University. The men’s Rebels captured first place at the Westerns in 2014 while the newly improved women’s team hopes to make their mark in 2016.

Follow your Rebels on twitter @RRCrebels and Facebook to see how they do this weekend.

Western Volleyball Men’s Draw November 26th/27th 2016

1) Saskatoon Amaruks (SCA) 1) Red River Rebels (RRC)
2) Great Plains Sun Dogs (GPC) 2) Canadian Mennonite Blazers (CMU)
3) Moose Jaw Panthers (MJP) 3) Assiniboine Cougars (ACC)
  4) St Boniface Les Rouges (USB)




Saturday Nov 26 Court 1 Court 2 Court 1
1:00 PM GPC vs RRC SCA vs CMU BU Healthy Living Centre North
2:15 PM MJP vs ACC GPC vs USB Court 2
3:30 PM SCA vs ACC MJP vs RRC BU Healthy Living Centre South
  Court 3 Court 4 Court 3
4:45 PM SCA vs USB GPC vs CMU BU Henry Champ Gym North
6:00 PM GPC vs ACC MJP vs CMU Court 4
7:15 PM SCA vs RRC MJP vs USB BU Henry Champ Gym South


Sunday Nov 27 Court 1 Court 2
11:30 AM P1: #4 vs #5 #1 gets buy
12:45 PM P2: #2 vs #7 P3: #3 vs #6
2:00 PM Winner P1 vs #1 Winner P2 vs Winner P3
  Court 2 Court 3
3:15 PM Gold Medal Match Bronze Medal Match

Western Volleyball Women’s Draw November 26th/27th 2016


  1. Saskatoon Amaruks (SCA)
  2. Great Plains Sun Dogs (GPC)
  3. Red River Rebels (RRC)
  4. Assiniboine Cougars (ACC)
  5. Canadian Mennonite Blazers (CMU)
  6. St Boniface Les Rouges (USB)


Saturday Nov 26 Court 3 Court 4 Court 3
11:45 AM ACC vs CMU   BU Henry Champ Gym North
1:00 PM SCA vs USB GPC vs CMU Court 4
2:15 PM SCA vs ACC GPC vs RRC BU Henry Champ Gym South
3:30 PM RRC vs ACC CMU vs USB  
  Court 1 Court 2 Court 1
4:45 PM SCA vs CMU GPC vs USB BU Healthy Living Centre North
6:00 PM SCA vs RRC GPC vs ACC Court 2
7:15 PM RRC vs CMU ACC vs USB BU Healthy Living Centre South
8:45 PM SCA vs GPC RRC vs USB  


Sunday Nov 27 Court 3 Court 4
11:30 AM #4 vs #6 #3 vs #5
1:00 PM #1 vs winner 4/6 #2 vs winner 3/5
  Court 1 Court 4
3:15 PM Gold Medal Match Bronze Medal Match

Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference (MCAC) Announce 2015-16 Scholar Athletes

November 23, 2016

Setting an all-time high, the MCAC announced that 58% of its student-athletes during the 2015-16 season achieved a grade point average of 3.0 (B) or better.  Leading the way was Universite de St Boniface at 76% student athletes, followed by Assiniboine Community College at 73%, Red River College at 67% and Brandon University at 60%.  MCAC student-athletes participate in soccer, basketball, volleyball or futsal while attending a full-time academic program in their field of studies.

Executive Director of the MCAC, Bill Wedlake, says “Not only were many of these student athletes performing well in the classroom, they were members of a team and working part-time to pay for their education.  They are truly a remarkable group of young women and men”.

Mr. Wedlake encourages anyone who would like more information on the MCAC and its involvement with student-athletes to contact him at

The Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference consists of: Red River College (RRC), Canadian Mennonite University (CMU), Providence University College (PUC), Université de Saint-Boniface (USB), Assiniboine Community College (ACC), Brandon University (BU), and The University of Winnipeg (UW). The MCAC competes in men’s & women’s basketball, volleyball, futsal and soccer.

Visit for scores, standings, schedules, Athletes of the Week, and more. Receive instant news updates at and

Story by Kelly McGuiness/MCAC

Rebels Weekend Wrap: Nov 18-19

November 21, 2016

A tough weekend for Rebels Athletics, with all four men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball teams failing to register a victory.

The women’s volleyball Rebels fell to third place in the MCAC standings a 5-4 record with a pair of losses on the weekend, losing to the CMU Blazers 3-0 (25-16, 25-11, 25-23) at home on Friday and to Les Rouges of USB on the road Saturday 3-1 (24-26, 25-17, 25-21, 25-15). The men’s team continue to look for their first win of the year, falling to CMU 3-0 (25-17, 25-20, 25-12) and USB 3-0 (25-14, 25-17, 25-14). Both teams head to Brandon this upcoming Saturday and Sunday to compete in the 2016 Western Canadian College Volleyball Championships hosted by Assiniboine Community College.

In basketball, both teams headed south to Bottineau, North Dakota to compete in the Cobblestone Classic, hosted by Dakota College. On Friday the women’s team fell to the Jamestown U JV squad 92-50 followed by a loss on Saturday to Dakota 59-40. The men’s team fared no better, losing to Jamestown JV 81-70 and Dakota 96-74.

Both basketball teams are busy this week, hosting CMU on Tuesday for their MCAC home opener, followed by home games against U of Winnipeg Wesmen Friday night and CMU Saturday. All nights start with the women game at 6pm, men’s game at 8pm.

Rebels International Indoor Futsal Tournament

November 17, 2016

Looking for some fun, physical activity and the chance to make new friends? Come sign up for our Rebels International Indoor Futsal Tournament. This one day co-ed recreational event is great way to meet new people, exercise, and have fun!

Sign up by yourself, with a friend or get a group of friends together and make a team to try and win one of the coveted Intramural Champion T-Shirts. Open to all RRC Staff and Students.

International Futsal Tournament
Saturday December 3rd: 9am-4pm North and South Gyms
Co-Ed. Teams are 5-10 players.

Click Here for registration form: 2016-fall-intramurals-registration-form

Event Rules


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

Rebels Basketball compete in the Cobblestone Classic this Weekend

November 16, 2016

The men’s and women’s basketball teams head to Bottineau, North Dakota this weekend to compete in the Cobblestone Classic.

On Friday both teams square off against Jamestown JV, women at 2pm, men at 4pm. The men’s lost a close, 105-94 game to Jamestown last weekend and hope to gain some revenge. On Saturday, both teams face off against the host Dakota College Jacks. Women at 4pm, men at 6pm. All four games will be broadcast online at

Cobblestone Classic November 18 & 19, 2016

November 18, 2016 – Court available at 1:00 pm

2:00 PM – Red River (Dark) vs Jamestown JV (Light) – Women

4:00 PM – Red River (Dark) vs Jamestown JV (Light) – Men

6:00 PM – Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish (Dark) vs Dakota College (Light) – Women

8:00 PM – Presentation (Dark) vs Dakota College (Light) – Men

November 19, 2016 – Court available at 11:00 am

12:00 PM – Jamestown JV (Dark) vs Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish (Light) – (Women)

2:00 PM – Jamestown JV (Dark) vs Presentation (Light) – (Men)

4:00 PM – Dakota College (Dark) vs Red River (Light) vs – (Women)

6:00 PM – Dakota College (Dark) vs Red River (Light) – (Men)

Rebels Weekend Wrap Nov 11-13

November 14, 2016

Another busy weekend for Rebels athletics with both men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball teams in action at home and across the border.

The Rebels women’s volleyball team are now riding a 3 game win streak after earning a pair of victories over the ACC Cougars this weekend. On Friday, they won 3-0 (25-18, 25-23, 25-16). Nikki Valgardson led the team with 13 kills and 15 digs while setter Sydney Curell had 33 assists along with 3 kills and 8 digs. On Saturday, the Rebels swept the Cougars again, 3-0 (25-23,25-17,25-16). Anika Gray led the Rebels with 11 kills and 5 digs. They currently sit in 2nd place in the MCAC with a 4-2 record.

The Rebels men’s volleyball team are still searching for their first victory of the MCAC season losing both of their matches to ACC, 3-1 (23-25, 25-20, 25-20, 25-14) and 3-0 (15-25,20-25,23-25). Next up, both teams host the CMU Blazers on Friday November 18th, women’s game starts at 6pm.

Rebels basketball teams crossed the border into America to play some exhibition games this weekend in Devils Lake, North Dakota. On Saturday, the women Rebels defeated Candeska Cikana Community College 58-51, then lost to Lake Region State College 105-39 on Sunday. Tiara Cruz and Robelie Aaron were the high scorers on Sunday with 10 points each.

The Rebels men’s team fell short,105-94 to Jamestown JV on Saturday. Then lost to a strong Lake Region team on Sunday, 104-64. Taylor Brown scored 18 points on Sunday, Kyle Queijo and Steve Willamson added 14 points each in the loss. Both teams head back to the States for exhibition games next weekend in Bottineau, ND against Dakota College and Jamestown JV.

Rebel Sydney Curell named MCAC Athlete of the Week

November 12, 2016


The Red River College women’s volleyball team has benefitted from a new set of hands this season. Rookie setter Sydney Currell helped the Rebels get a split out of their games in Week 9, losing in five sets with the University of Winnipeg Wesmen (25-18, 25-22, 25-22, 26-24, 16-14) on Friday and then bouncing back the following evening to beat the Canadian Mennonite University Blazers 3-1 (23-25, 25-20, 26-24, 25-17). Currell amassed 62 assists and an impressive 19 digs through both matches.

“Sydney has been an important part of our strong start to the season” says Rebels head coach, Dan McGregor.

The sure hands and strong defence of Currell are a welcome addition after Red River suffered a losing season in 2015. But the Rebels are now 3-2 in conference play and tied for second place in the MCAC, with 11 sets won and 11 sets lost.

“In her rookie season Sydney has taken on a leadership role and has quickly established herself as one of the strongest setters in the conference”, adds McGregor.

Currell joins the Rebels after spending last season with the Westwood Collegiate Warriors in Winnipeg and is in her first year studying Science Labratory Technology at Red River College. She and the Rebels will look to keep improving on their season this weekend when they clash with Assiniboine Community College at home on Friday, November 11th at 6pm.


Rebels Women’s Volleyball Add New Recruit for 2017-18 Season

November 10, 2016

sara-meisnerThe Red River College Women’s Volleyball team is excited to announce  that Sara Meisner will be joining the team for the 2017/18 season. She is currently a first year student at University of Manitoba who will be transferring to Red River College next fall. She graduated from Ashern Central School in 2016 on the honour roll and received top graduating female athlete. She played on both the junior varsity and varsity volleyball teams starting in the ninth grade, and assisted in bringing home five banners. She has competed in five high school provincial championships in volleyball, as well as one in curling. She is a dedicated multi-sport athlete who also played on the school’s baseball, badminton, and beach volleyball teams. Sara had the opportunity to play for the Winman volleyball club, where she finished fourth in her division at Nationals. During her spare time she assists in coaching the junior varsity team at her high school in Ashern. She is looking forward to taking my volleyball skills to the next level and getting a degree in nursing at Red River.