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Rebels Weekend Wrap: September 22-23

September 24, 2018

Both Rebels soccer teams braved the elements this past weekend and earned some much needed victories in MCAC play.

On Saturday, both Rebels soccer teams traveled to Brandon to face the Assiniboine Community College Cougars. In cold conditions, the women Rebels picked up their first win of the season, a 2-1 result. The Rebels men’s team completed the Saturday sweep with a strong 6-2 decision over the Cougars.

On Sunday, the Rebels hosted the other Westman team of the MCAC, the Brandon University Bobcats. The Rebels women team earned a hard fought 0-0 draw, with goalkeeper Abigail Wilson picking up the shut out. The men’s team was unable to finish the sweep, losing 6-2 to the Bobcats. Joshua Wall and Ameer Kihnarath scored for the Rebels.

Both teams next face Les Rouges of St.Boniface College Saturday September 29th at Memorial Park in Winnipeg. Women’s game starts at 1:00pm, men follows at 3:15pm.

Live Life Your Way

September 21, 2018

When I went to university I had a difficult time making the transition.  During my first year, I reached the half-way point and I still hadn’t found that feeling of being “in stride” with it. I understood the routine of getting up for classes and making sure I caught my bus at the same time every day.  I also felt the stress of the workload piling up on me and I barely had any free moments to relax and not think – to be young and having fun.

I thought my January resolutions would’ve held out … but who was I kidding. I knew it would be the same pattern as before, and just thinking that way had already set me up for failure. I knew that if I was to succeed with what I wanted out of life I had to really take a good look at myself, really see who I was and face some of the unwanted answers to the question “Who am I?”. I would have to make some tough decisions, and change the way I live by recognizing my personal patterns (both good and bad).

Here are some tips that helped me back then and continue to help make my life one that I design for myself and not something that others have programmed for me.

1)     Just Do It

One thing that stops most of us is our inability to just do something, anything. What should I do? How should I do it?  Just the momentum of movement will lead us to answers we seek as long as we remain detached to the outcomes and remain focused on ourselves. Energy creates energy. Fears will be there and barriers will come but by taking a simple step towards what you want you will bring yourself closer to that bliss we all chase.  This one step will also create emotions within ourselves which, when they are in line with our true path, will lift us up and carry us further down the path of our dreams. However if you deal with any type of anxiety this can seem like a huge deal. It’s easier said than done. Work on being gentle with yourself and working on non-judgment. If you can find yourself at a point where you can forgive yourself for doing nothing you are on the right track to getting into doing something. There is no race in life. You are on your own timeline which can give you that sense of freedom and relieve some of the pressures on ourselves.

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Rebels Weekend Wrap

September 18, 2018

The Rebels men’s and women’s soccer teams opened their seasons this weekend with a pair games against the PUC Pilots and at home against Les Rouge from USB.

On Saturday in Otterbourne, MB at Providence University College, the Rebels opened their season on a sour note, losing both matches to the Pilots, with the women falling 6-1 and the men’s team getting thumped 7-0. The home opener on Sunday against Les Rouges went much better, with the women’s team losing a hard fought 2-1 contest with Laura Girard scoring the lone goal. The men’s team earned their first win of the season 2-1, Ameek Kinnarath scored for the Rebels along with a Les Rouges own goal earned the victory.

The Rebels head to Brandon to face ACC on Saturday Sept.22 then host Brandon University on Sunday the 23rd with the women’s game starting at 1:00pm, men’s at 3:15pm.


10 Rules of Gym Etiquette

September 14, 2018

The new school year is upon us and that means new students and staff in the fitness centres.   Make sure you’re not the one who’s turning heads for all the wrong reasons by following some simple rules of gym etiquette. RRC Recreation Services has put some tips together to help everyone have a good experience. Read More →

Red River Rebels Men’s Soccer – 2018 Season Preview

September 14, 2018

Head coach:Charles Mrena, 2nd season

Players to watch:Shane Pfeifer – goalkeeper; Ryan Poirier – Defence

Preview:This year, the Red River Rebels men’s soccer team main goal is to make the 2018 Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference (MCAC) post-season as they fell one point shy the previous year.

The 21 player squad has six returning players with new captain and second year defender Ryan Poirier as a key contributor plus will off-set the loss of 2017’s captain and All-Conference Team recipient Alex Castro. In addition, second year keeper Shane Pfeifer is another significant veteran back with Red River. Head coach Charles Mrena is impressed with his talented group of new recruits and feels this group can achieve goal number one – the playoffs.

Mrena commented that the Brandon University Bobcats looks like the most improved team and looks forward to those matches. The challenge will be the second game (Sunday) of each weekend that has a double header. For the conference this year, some of the more dominant players over the past few seasons have departed and Mrena is not sure of the effect and impact on the MCAC for 2018.

The head coach also mused about the Rebels challenge is “for everyone on the Rebels squad to avoid injuries, gain our fitness quickly and remain competitive.”

Mrena enthused about the upcoming season with possibilities and opportunities still to contribute to the Rebels’ future success this year by stating, “We are always looking for players to join the team, so it is (almost) never too late as we can add players late into the season. Players experience injuries, changes in work schedules and personal priorities and as a result we tend to lose players as the season goes on…so adding more/new players is something we are always open to. We encourage the general student population to come out to support the team during home games…it really lifts the spirits of the players when a supportive crowd is present to cheer us on.”

Red River starts the 2018 men’s soccer MCAC season on Saturday, September 15 at Providence University College Pilots and then the Rebels’ home opener on Sunday, September 16 against Université de Saint-Boniface Les Rouges with both matches beginning at 3:15 p.m. CT.

The season culminates with the MCAC Soccer Championships held at the Winnipeg Soccer Complex on October 27-28.

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– by Chris Zuk

Red River Rebels Women’s Soccer – 2018 Season Preview

September 14, 2018

Head coach:Doug Lawrie, 8th season

Players to watch:Michelle Herms – forward; Laura Girard – Defence; Julia Friesen – Forward; Abby Grant – Defence

Preview:A new year and almost a brand new squad for the 2018 edition of the Red River Rebels women’s soccer team. The team has a roster of 15 players and only four returning players yet head coach Doug Lawrie is optimistic the team will come together quickly and seeks early wins in the season as the Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference (MCAC) will be as competitive as ever.

“Every game in the MCAC schedule is very important to try to get a result,” commented Lawrie. “The league had tremendous parity last year with only four points separating first place from fifth place. I don’t see that changing this year.”

A couple of newcomers are expected to make an immediate impact as Michelle Herms, a former Manitoba Bisons player, is a speed demon and will be look upon to generate offence off the wing. In addition, Laura Girard is an experienced high school player from St. Paul’s and will be an anchor on defence.

Of the four returnees, third year players Julia Friesen and Abby Grant will be leaned on to have a big season. Friesen is another speedy winger who has scored on headers in the box while Grant returns from a season-ending injury and will also be another strong anchor on the defensive side.

Red River started the new season with a 1-1 draw in exhibition play vs. Titans SC of WWSL 1st Division and the team had the first opportunity to ‘gel’ while experiencing some game action before conference play begins.

The Rebels are poised to compete for a playoff spot in 2018, just missing out last year by only one point, and that is the first goal for this year’s team despite the lack of depth and numbers on the roster.

Red River Rebels women’s soccer team are primed for their season opener on Saturday, September 15 at Providence University College Pilots and then hosting the Rebels’ home opener on Sunday, September16 September against Université de Saint-Boniface Les Rouges. Both matches start at 1 p.m. CT.

2018 RRC WSOC roster-25j52tu

The season ends with the MCAC Soccer Championships held at the Winnipeg Soccer Complex on October 27-28.

– by Chris Zuk


Rec Services Lunch Event: RSP Challenge

September 13, 2018

September 26th: Rock/Scissors/Paper-Lunch Event.
Try your luck against other staff and students in everyone’s favourite one handed game!

Open to all at RRC, free to play, fun to try!

Rebels United Alumni Feature: Megan Neufeld

September 8, 2018

Time to feature another Rebels Alumni, Megan Neufeld.

Program: Graphic Design – Advanced (Took the two year program and then the advanced third year)⠀

Played three years for the Rebels Women’s Basketball team. 3x @mcacathletics Champion⠀

Working: Currently working at Home Run Sports | Kahunaverse Sports as a graphic designer⠀

Megan had this to say, “The opportunity to go through college as a student-athlete was one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of my life. From 6am practices to championship celebrations and everything in between, the memories will last a lifetime. The program promoted teamwork, dedication and hard work, values that I’ve carried with me on and off the court. I would recommend in a heartbeat!”⠀

Rebels Note: you’ve seen some of Megan’s awesome work as a graphic designer as she did some of the infographics for the Rebels program, and most recently redesigned the NIAC logo

The Rebel in You – A 12 Week Wellness Program

September 7, 2018

Sometimes starting an exercise program can be more challenging than the working out itself. Having to figure out how to get started, learning new terminology to what’s the difference between a rep and a set as well as knowing what to exactly do while in the gym. That is why we designed a custom p specific for The Rebel in You.rogram

This is a complete guide to getting moving and started on a journey of healthy living. Inside you’ll learn different terms and a glossary of definitions. The booklet has advice as to why being active is the right thing for you to do and it gives tips to help keep you on track, even when we find ourselves with a setback, we can still learn from it and use the tips to get back on. You will be shown how to find your target heart rate to make sure that when you are training aerobically you are being efficient and reaching the level needed to reach your goals. It also helps you with how to make and set goals!

Included in the program booklet is a couple of full workout programs, which you can do at your own pace and you can keep track of it with the weekly calendar data chart to measure progress. Each program can be done for the entirety of the 12 weeks, or you can switch to another one if you feel you’d like to be challenged a bit more from the previous program. One of the programs is designed without any equipment which means it can help you become more familiar with movement and your body but also it means you can also do it at home. At the end of a workout or on a day you feel you need a stretch you can use the stretching guidelines to help balance out the work you’ve been putting in from the exercising.

Regardless of your level of fitness or experience, this program is designed to help you get a little bit more from your wellness plans and to help guide you in a total wellness program. The Rebel in You wellness booklet can be found on our website and it is free to download. Feel free to ask coworkers to join in, or family members to help provide support and a bit of social gathering time while you do something good for you. To be well is less about how you “should” go to the gym, or about the time you denied yourself dessert but more of an understanding that you matter and are important. That the higher value you place on yourself to take one more step or do one more rep pays out not only in your future self but also in your present self. We all are living a life where life happens, so we do not need to wait for life to happen in the “right way” for us to be well but we can practice being well in ourselves with each moment so that we create a life of wellness and well-being.

Tryout dates set for Rebels Volleyball teams

August 31, 2018

Being a part of the Rebels is about giving you a complete student experience as you take part in your studies.  It is about the thrill of competition, the pride of pulling on the jersey, and the friendships that will last a lifetime.

Women’s Volleyball: September 5, 7, 10, 12, 14 from 5pm to 7pm in the North Gym

Men’s Volleyball: September 4,6,11, 13, 14 from 5pm to 7pm in the North Gym

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