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!

Rebels Weekend Wrap

February 5, 2018

The Rebels men’s basketball team punched their ticket to the MCAC Championship final with a pair of victories over the PUC Pilots this past weekend.

Coming into the weekend, the Rebels needed to win both games and have a better points for/against ratio than the Pilots, so the pressure was on the team to preform. The Rebels, started strong, winning 88-71 Friday night in Providence then followed up with a terrific defensive effort on Saturday, beating the Pilots at home 72-60. The high scoring Pilots came into the weekend with a league high 88 points per game avg, only to be held to 65.5ppg on the weekend by the Rebels. Forwards Mark Ridd and Jasdeep Khangura were excellent in the paint, defending the basket and rebounding the ball. Guard Chris Demauleon-Bartolay lead the offense on Saturday scoring 22 and clinched the MCAC regular season with 18.9 ppg.

With the two wins, the Rebels clinched a spot in the MCAC final against the CMU Blazers, The women’s Rebels team will also be playing in the MCAC final against the Blazers, after winning both of their weekend games against the Pilots, 60-43 on Friday and 60-55 on Saturday. The lady Rebels finished the MCAC in 2nd place with a 5-3 record. Both MCAC finals will be held Saturday, February 10th at PUC, with the men’s game at 2pm and the women’s game at 4pm.

The RRC women’s and men’s volleyball teams hosted the CMU Blazers Friday night, losing both games, women 3-1 (25-18, 15-25, 25-18, 25-23) and men 3-0 (25-17,25-18,25-15). Both teams next host the PUC Pilots on Thursday February 8th, with the men’s game starting at 6pm.

Have You Heard? The Get Movin’ Challenge is Back

February 1, 2018

Originally posted by Breanna Sawatzky on HMHC Blog

RRC’s Recreation Services is hosting this year’s Get Movin’ Challenge. Those who are involved are trying to log 7,000 steps per day, through a variety of activities. Sign up to join the fun.

Since physical activity contributes to a healthy mind, we’re supporting the Challenge with weekly group walks outdoors at the Notre Dame Campus. These walks will be a perfect opportunity to connect with friends or colleagues, meet new people, get fresh air and sunshine, while logging 3000 steps.

Walks will start at 12:15 outside the Campus Store (NDC) and will return to the same place by 12:50.

Dates

Mondays February 5, 12, 26

All students, staff and faculty are welcome to join; there is no need to register.

Rebels and Pilots Battle to Secure Spot in Men’s Basketball Championship

February 1, 2018
Story by Neil Noonan/MCAC
Men’s basketball is coming down to the wire this MCAC season with two teams battling for the last spot in this year’s championship game.
The Red River College Rebels and the Providence Pilots close the regular season with a home-and-home series this weekend and will compete for a chance against the Canadian Mennonite University Blazers in the finals next Saturday.
Since there’s a chance that all three teams in the conference finish with a 4-4 record, our tiebreaker rules may come into effect. Let’s break down the scenarios:
  • The Blazers, who have played all eight of their conference games, have already clinched their place in the championship game by factoring in their points scored and allowed in their games against the Pilots and Rebels.
  • The Pilots, who defeated the Rebels in their first two meetings this season, have a simple (yet difficult) path to the championship – they win and they’re in. If the Pilots win one game against the Rebels this weekend, regardless of the score, they will finish with a record of at least 5-3 and claim the top spot in the standings.
  • The Rebels will need to win both games against the Pilots this weekend by a total of 13 points or more. In their previous two matchups, the point difference was a combined +12 for the Pilots (2 and 10), therefore the Rebels will need to beat that mark to earn their spot.
The Rebels will visit Providence to take on the Pilots this Friday, February 2 at 6:00 PM and the Pilots will visit Red River College on Saturday, February 3 at 6:00 PM for the final game of the regular season.
The 2018 MCAC Basketball Championships will take place next weekend at Providence. The men’s game will be played at 2:00 PM, with the women’s game following at 4:00 PM between the Blazers and Rebels.