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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 →

Rebels Comfort Food Cookbook

April 28, 2020

Rebels Athletics and Recreation Services is looking for the RRC community to share their favourite comfort food recipes for our first ever Rebels Comfort Food Cookbook!

Since we are all at home, why not spend some time trying new dishes, creating fresh ones and enjoying old favourites! We encourage recipe submissions of all types: from BBQ to Italian, appetizers to salads and everything in between.

Anything that tastes delicious and makes you feel good! If it happens to be healthy, great! If not, who cares! Send it in anyway.

Send your recipes by email to If you want, send in a pic of the dish or yourself making it!

All participants will entered to win some sweet Rebels swag and we will post the recipes on our web blog and social media.

Feel free to submit multiple dishes, deadline to submit is May 18th.

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

Wellbeing for the Week of April 14

April 14, 2020

Recreation Services serves as your Hub for information on wellbeing. Check out our resource page for information on activities for the mind, body, and spirit. It is continually updated with new information.

Our Potato Head Games launched on Thursday but it is not too late to sign up.  The games are a series of activities designed to help with your well being during this time of stress and uncertainty.

  • Tuesday-Checkin on co-worker ask them how they are doing. Workout for the day. Rumble offers no equipment boxing workouts on their Instagram page
  • Wednesday- Checkout BOKS for at home fitness classes for your kids.
  • Thursday-Take one minute hour hour to do these no equipment exercises from Well and Good
  • Friday-Join Holy for yoga fusion, streamed live from 1230-1250 on our Facebook page

App of the Week-Nike Training Club provides a number of great options from beginner to advanced both free and paid options are available

Link of the day-Yoga Union has an article on Emotion Regulation Through Movement

On the horizon-Pull out those walking/running shoes as well be hosting a virtual walk, jog, ride with registration opening soon. We will also be opening registration this week for our e-sport NHL tournament.

Follow us on our social media pages for up to date information and the chance to win prizes Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.