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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

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 →

Backyard Games Ranked: An Exercise in Fun

May 7, 2020

With the weather turning for the better and our eyes looking outdoors, we want to go outside and enjoy some fresh air. However, with the stay at home order still in effect, we are contained to our yards and personal spaces. One good way to enjoy our yards with family are Back Yard games!

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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 →

Well being for the week of April 27

April 27, 2020

Wellbeing or Wellness?

We keep being asked why we use the term wellbeing.  For us, we use wellbeing because it takes us beyond health. Websters defines wellbeing as “the state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy” For us being healthy and happy is key to a good life.

Wellbeing for the Week

  • Monday-Head over to MindWell U for a drop-in meditation session.
  • Tuesday-check in on a co-worker or classmate.  Ask them how they are doing. Social distancing doesn’t mean isolation.
  • Wednesday-Challenge a friend or family member to the game of Yahtzee.  Here is the online version
  • Thursday-Seems like a good day to take in a TED Talk. Stir your curiosity!
  • Friday-Take part in our online yoga class at 1230 or head out for your first 1K, 3K, 5K walk, run or ride as part of our Virtual 1K, 3K, 5K walk, run or ride.

Thank you: Our Day of Gratitude

April 23, 2020


Today is our day of gratitude, we are taking the time to help our students and staff thank people who have made a difference to them. We thank each of you for the difference you’ve made and to the nominator’s thanks for taking the time to say thanks we are touched by your words.”


Please take the time to read their words below Read More →

Give thanks this Thursday!

April 20, 2020

Thank you. It’s amazing how two words can impact a person so much.    By reaching out to say thank you to someone you brighten their day, and let them know how much you appreciate them.  It’s a way of showing gratitude for small and big acts of kindness and compassion.

This Thursday Recreation Services wants to help our students and staff say thanks.

It could be for helping you move last year, helping you complete that project or even letting you cut in line at Tim’s.  It could be for just smiling and saying good morning.

So let us help you say thanks. Send Recreation Services their name and what they did for you, we will recognize them on our social media and send them a small thank you gift on behalf of you and Recreation Services. We do have a limited number of gifts so be sure to get yours in soon by emailing


Well being for the week-April 20th

April 20, 2020

Our health is the foundation for every aspect of our lives: work, school, relationships…everything. In order for us to be able to take on what’s ahead you need to look after your mind body and spirit.  Recreations Services is here to help.  We are constantly updating our collection of resources to help you navigate the waters.  Looking for something in particular?  Reach out to Recreation Services(email us at and let us know and we can help connect you.

Mondaycheckout the Peloton App. Free for 90 days. We all made fun of the commercial when the guy bought his wife a Peloton Bike for Xmas. Who has egg on their face now? Don’t have a spin bike? You can purchase an indoor bike stand online.

Tuesday-Connect with co-workers.  At 9am get everyone together for an online coffee break.  No agenda, no plans just a chance to show off your favorite mug, your fanciest bathrobe. Talk about who needs to visit the hairdresser the most.  Party of one? Nobody to enjoy coffee with? Join the Recreation Services crew, send us an email for your invite.

WednesdayTake part in this online escape room. Play online for FREE with a friend from anywhere. Challenging and fun!

Give thanks on Thursday-Reach out to someone and say thanks, could be for helping you move last year, could be helping you complete that project or event letting you cut in line at Tim’s. Want to highlight them, send the Recreation Service their name and what they did for you, we will recognize them on our social to them and send them a small thank you gift on behalf of you and Recreation Services. We do have a limited number of gifts so be sure to get your in soon by emailing

Fusion Yoga Friday’s-Now is the time to start yoga if you have never done it before!  Each Friday from 1230-1250 Holly leads us though an online yoga class on theRecreation Services Facebook page.  Join the RRC community online to get active

It’s time to put your gaming skills to the test at Red River College

April 16, 2020

Think you got what it takes to be crowned one of RRC’s first video game champions?

Recreation Services is pleased to launch our first video game leagues!

Leagues are open to students, staff, alumni and families.

PS4, XBOX 1, Switch? It doesn’t matter we have a league for you.

Start practicing, because on April 27th you’ll be able to compete head-to-head in video game leagues. Whether you’re a noob or a pro, you’ll be able to put your skills to the test in games like NHL 20, Rocket League, Mario Kart, COD, FIFA 20 and Madden 20

You can enter multiple leagues and we will be handing out great prizes to the Champions with random draws for those that sign and compete.

Got what it takes to claim bragging rights? Here are the details:
1.     Download the free Mission Control app—(go to
2.     Create your profile
3.     Find Red River College and choose your league
4.     Check your schedule, chat with your league mates, and keep track of your standings

After you join, you’ll receive a schedule the week of April 27 with who and when you’re playing.
You in? Click here to get started for free. But don’t wait, registration’s start to close on Saturday, April 25.