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Varsity Sport at RRC

June 4, 2020

To our Coaches, Student-Athletes, Alumni, Supporters and Fans

I know many of you have been waiting for news about the possibility of the College resuming our varsity sports programs this fall. As the College continues its work to resume on-campus activities, with the focus dedicated to essential hands-on learning and training activities to allow students to complete their studies, we’ve made the hard decision to put our varsity sports program on-hold for 2020-2021 season. Read More →

My Gluten-Free List

May 27, 2020

My Gluten-Free Advice

I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease at the age of 11 and have seen it all when it comes to gluten free “food”! My mom used to send me with a sandwich for lunch that turned into breadcrumbs in a ziplock bag by 12:00pm. It was awful.

Fortunately, the world has become significantly more accommodating to the gluten-free diet as diagnoses are on the rise, and many people are beginning to choose this diet to make positive changes in their health.

I thought I would share some gluten free advice on restaurants to visit and where I shop…


  • Superstore
    • Visit their bakery section! They usually have tons of fresh goods like sandwhich bread, banana loaves, choco chip cookies and brownies
    • Check out their pre-made chicken wings – there are a few GF options!
  • Sobeys (my personal favourite)
    • NEW Promise brand – quite possibly the best GF brand I have ever tasted
      • Promise offers bread, banana/lemon loaves, and other fun baked items
    • Ristorante Frozen GF pizza
    • At most Sobeys stores you’ll also find a Health/Wellness/Gluten-free section with lots of options
      • I love K-TOOS oreos and lovegoodfats keto bars! Very tasty


  • Boston Pizza
    • LOVE THEM. From pizza to pasta to salads to wings – they have it all.
  • Pizza Hotline
    • I order their cauliflower crust pizza – my favourite type is “Tropical Chicken” with bbq sauce, pineapple, chicken, and bacon. Yum. There is the possibility of cross-contamination so this depends on your allergy or preference.
  • Cocoabeans
    • This is a MUST VISIT if you are Celiac. If you haven’t gone, you are letting yourself down big time. Eat a burger, chicken fingers and fries, sandwiches, cakes, cookies… it’s awesome.
  • Baked Expectations
    • Order the GF Hazelnut Meringue cake. You will not regret it.
  • Smitty’s
    • Great choices for naked wings + they also have really good breakfast options. They offer gluten free bread as a side choice as well
  • Kawaii Crepes
    • If I could go to Kawaii every day, I would. They offer gluten free crepes and you can order most of the options off the menu!
  • Thai Express
    • I order their Pad Thai and they serve it with GF rice noodles. Really good take-out option and it’s delicious. I’ve usually visited their location near IKEA

The list can go on and on but I hope this gave you some ideas! Enjoy


Dynamic Movement Prep Warm Up

May 26, 2020

Looking for a new way to start your workout? Want to avoid injuries and workout fatigue? Hoping to enhance and and get the most out of your workout?

RRC Fitness Instructor and Blue Phoenix Fitness Owner Cam Makarchuk has created a Dynamic Movement Prep Warm Up that can get you ready for your next workout! This 7 minute video is easy to follow and a great way to prepare for any style of workout: weights, cardio, even sports. Click on the link Here and give it a try!

Also, visit or Fitness Class page for some workouts designed by Cam that you can do at home. Be sure to watch the demo videos to get correct form for best results!

COVID-Friendly Summer Activities

May 20, 2020

By Evelyn Kampen

The weather is warming up and summer is almost here! So what are some fun COVID-friendly activities you can do RIGHT NOW? Here’s my list:

  1. Plan a long bike ride to Lockport and stop for an ice cream treat at Half Moon Drive-In.
  2. Start a house renovation project. Paint your bedroom, build a deck or start a vegetable and herb garden!
  3. Quit procrastinating on your spring-cleaning and donate all of your old items to your local thrift store.
  4. Explore Manitoba by going for a hike! Try McGillivray Falls, Hunt Lake Hiking Trail, Spruce Woods or Pine Point.
  5. Enter a fitness competition for 2021 (half or relay marathon, Swamp Donkey or obstacle relay, Iron Man, triathlon, etc) and start your training plan today.
  6. Book a tee time for a round of golf or challenge a friend to a tennis game!
  7. Google some new recipes and try to cook your own gourmet masterpiece.
  8. Invite a couple of family members or friends over for a BBQ and socially-distanced patio drinks.
  9. Write up birthday cards for the entire year so that you’re always ready for the occasion.
  10. Get out to Birds Hill Park for a picnic or a walk.
  11. Back up all of your photographs and videos from your computer and phone onto an external hard-drive.
  12. Get creative with some acts of kindness and help out your family and friends!


Rec Services Summer Reading List

May 19, 2020

What book are you reading right now that you think people should add to their reading list?  What book will always find a home on your bookshelf is part of your top 10?  Submit your book to for the Rec Services Summer Reading list. All submissions will be entered to win a gift card from Indigo.

Here are some of the Red River College communities recommendations

Contagious: Why Things Catch On by Jonah Berger. The book is written in an easy to read manner and explores why something goes viral. recommended by Serene

Eat to Live Cookbook by Dr. Joel Fuhrman. recommended by Linda

The Water Dancer, Lost Girls and My Sisters Bones. recommended by Diane

When Breath Becomes Air” by Paul Kalanithi. A deep, intense book, but highly enjoyable and captivating! recommended by Kaleigh

The Game by Ken Dryden. Hall of Fame goaltender Dryden chronicles the 1979 season, his last, of the Montreal Canadiens. Dryden offers great insight into the Stanley Cup champions and reflects on hockey, culture, life on the road and the spotlight in his memoir. recommended by Cole

11 Questions to ask your Grandparents

May 13, 2020

By Evelyn Kampen

I don’t know about you, but I’ve really missed my Grandma during this pandemic! We always have fulfilling conversations and I really admire her. One of the gifts that she has given me is her time and genuine interest. She is a great listener but also has tons of stories to tell.

I’ve realized that the best stories come out of the right kind of questions, so I’ve compiled 11 fun questions (that I found on various sites online) to ask your Grandma, Grandpa, or any of your loved ones. Read More →

Adidas and Me

May 9, 2020

by Evelyn Kampen

So I’m going to let you in on a little obsession of mine – the history behind the famous sportswear company Adidas. I read the book “Sneaker Wars” as a teenager and have been fascinated with the brand ever since. Adidas has a deeply rooted connection with sport and I feel very influenced by its origin story.

Today – Adidas is the largest sportswear company in Europe and the 2nd largest in the world (after Nike, thanks to Michael Jordan). To give you some perspective – Nike takes in a profit of 37 billion a year, with Adidas following at 26 billion. Smaller brands like Underarmour and Puma take in around 5 billion. Nike has 73000 employees and Adidas has 57000. Needless to say, Nike and Adidas are huge influencers in the sporting world. Read More →

Creativity and Wellness

May 8, 2020

Hey everyone, my name is Mario De Negri, Fitness Coordinator for RRC and I want to do a series on creativity and how it translates to our wellbeing. More specifically I’d like to dive into what is called “Flow” for this series, and creativity is a great vehicle to achieve flow. Read More →

May Wellness Champion is Marc Lebrun

May 6, 2020

Congrats to Marc Lebrun on being selected as our May Wellness Champion!

Marc is a graphic designer in the Marketing and Web Presence department. He also happens to be the artist behind our current Rebels logo! Marc is full of creative ideas and always goes above and beyond to help others. Read More →

Virtual 1K, 3K, 5K Walk, Run or Ride

April 27, 2020

Recreation Services is launching our Virtual 1K, 3K, 5K Walk, Run or Ride

From May 1 to May 15 lace up your shoes, oil that chain and get out for a walk, run or ride and enter for your chance to win some great prizes.

It is easy to take part in and something the whole family can get involved in. Parents can walk, kids can ride their bikes. Taking the dog for a walk, record your distance and time. Read More →