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Campus Well-Being April Programs

March 26, 2024

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Fitness and Movement

Bike Share Program (NDC)

Four bicycles parked vertically on the gym wall

Borrow one of Campus Well-Being’s bikes to go for lunch, run an errand or cruise around the area. Our four bikes include Moose and Bear (large), Eagle (medium) and Goose (small).  Come to the NDC North Gym customer service desk during regular gym hours, fill out a waiver and pick your bike – daytime borrowing only by students and staff.

Learn more about the Bike Share program here.

Muscle and Mobility (NDC)

Join Coach Justin Ross to build strength, flexibility, and training knowledge in this self-paced class that focuses on movement quality over quantity. All fitness levels are welcome & exercise progressions and modifications will be provided throughout each workout to accommodate everyone.

REGISTER – Notre Dame Campus, North Gym: Mondays and Wednesdays 12:10 – 12:50pm

T’ai Chi (NDC and Virtual)

Group of college staff learning tai chi movements in a gym

T’ai Chi involves the use of daily gentle exercise to improve health with a focus on breathwork. Sifu Josh Schafer teaches this longevity practice that is easy to access and yet profound enough for a lifelong engagement.

REGISTER – Notre Dame Campus: Mondays, 12:10 to 12:55pm, in the A103. All experience levels welcome.

For a virtual Tai Chi option and other online movement classes, create or sign in to your free MindWell account.

Strength and Conditioning (NDC)

These fun and high energy sessions utilize bodyweight exercises, kettlebells, dumbbells, medicine balls, bands and more for a compete total-body workout. Coach MG welcomes all fitness levels, providing exercise progressions and modifications to accommodate everyone.

REGISTER – Notre Dame Campus, North Gym: Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:10 – 12:50pm

Breakdancing and Hip Hop Culture (NDC)

Group of students and staff learning how to breakdance in a gym

Learn about the foundational movements of Breaking, and their connection to Hip Hop culture with instructor, Mooki. Classes will be focused around learning steps, and terminology which will provide students a knowledge base to take the dance into their own hands.

REGISTERNotre Dame Campus: Wednesdays, 12:10 to 12:50pm, in the A103. All experience levels welcome.

Yoga (NDC and Virtual)

Several students on their backs holding a yoga pose.

Holly Pluchinski guides participants to stretch, breathe and feel good. Suitable for all levels; mats are provided for in-person sessions.


  • Wednesdays – REGISTER – 12:10 to 12:50pm, Notre Dame Campus, GM33, near North Gym.


  • Wednesdays REGISTER – 12:10 to 12:50pm *Includes access to recording for one week post-class.
  • FridaysREGISTER – 12:15 to 12:45pm

Note: Links for virtual sessions will be emailed to registrants separately.

Self Defense (NDC)

Learn practical self defense techniques in a friendly and fun atmosphere. Gain confidence and fitness while adding tools and techniques to the martial arts toolkit. Taught over five independent workshops, a person can attend all or any single class, and gain benefit.

Thursdays, March 28 and April 4, 2024, 4:15pm to 5:15pm, in North Gym side court.

Find out more class details and registration link.


Beading Workshop (EDC)

Join Campus Well-Being and the Louis Riel Institute to learn how to bead a small flower! As you learn how to bead, the instructor will go over the history of the Red River Métis and why they were called the “Flower Beadwork People”.

There are limited spots available, so register here before they fill up!

Date: April 16, 2024

Time: 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: Exchange District Campus Room E155

Heart Healthy Nutrition (NDC and Virtual)

Registered dietician, Hao-Yi sitting at a desk with keyboard and monitor.

Good heart health is vital at all ages, and proper nutrition can make a difference in promoting a healthy heart, as well as reducing your risk for heart related diseases. Join Registered Dietician Hao-Yi Sim to learn all about the different way’s nutrition can benefit your heart.

REGISTER – In-Person or VirtualNotre Dame Campus: Wednesday, April 10, 2024 – 12:00 to 1pm, Connected Classroom in EMP – G139, near North Gym.

Unable to attend? Register for virtual option to receive recording.

Home Maintenance Series – Small Engines: Lawn and Garden (NDC)

Person in using a weed trimming machine in a garden.
Photo by Michael Kahn on Unsplash

Learn how to troubleshoot basic maintenance and repair for common garden and lawn equipment like lawnmowers. Led by a trained RRC Polytech instructor. 

REGISTERTuesday, April 23, 2024, 4:30 to 6:30pm, in Z122

Please wear covered footwear, safety glasses will be provided.

Cooking for Wellness (Virtual)

Open tortilla with chicken, sauce and vegetables on half of it, ready to roll up.
Photo by Amanda Lim on Unsplash

From the comfort of your own kitchen, Abby Legaspi leads at-home chefs through the step-by-step recipe for a Chicken BBQ Wrap. Cozy up with good food and lots of fun!

REGISTER – Virtual, Thursday, April 25, 2024: 6 to 8pm.

NOTE: The first 20 NDC or EDC, RRC Polytech students may request an ingredient kit to pick up from NDC or EDC. You will receive email confirmation. Student supply kits are limited, so register early.

Crafting Circle (EDC and NDC, Drop-in)

Group of students around a table colouring.

Take a break to create! Bring your lunch, some friends and drop by Campus Well-Being’s Crafting Circle. Activities and supplies provided include – knitting, crocheting, bookmark and button making, colouring and drawing.

Or bring your own project to work on while connecting and socializing with others.

Open from 11:30am to 1:30pm. You can register for a calendar reminder or drop in!

Community Garden (NDC)

Students and staff are invited to plant and tend to a community garden plot, located behind the Notre Dame Campus.

community garden plots with various plants growing
NDC Garden Plots (2023)

Connect with the earth as you dig in the soil, watch nature grow after planting vegetables and flowers, nurture your spirit while pulling weeds over the summer.

Share your questions and discoveries in the NDC Gardeners TEAMS group.

Then discover the exhilaration of harvesting and preparing food you helped grow.

For more information and availability:

  • If you are a student, please contact Chloe with the Students’ Association (Food Bank students first priority).
  • If you are a staff member, contact Kristi, Recreation and Wellness Coordinator.


Paint a Pot or Butterfly (EDC and NDC)

Group of students painting plant pots at the Exchange District Campus.

Join the RRCSA and Campus Well-Being for a night of pottery or wood painting! Enjoy some relaxing, unhurried creative time by picking a small terracotta ready-to-paint flowerpot or a wooden butterfly and transforming it into your own amazing work of art.

All materials supplied!

group of painters showing off their painted flower pots.

REGISTER – EXCHANGE DISTRICT CAMPUS: Thursday, April 4, 2024, 4:30pm to 6:30pm, in the Dining Hall in The Roblin Centre near Tim Hortons.

REGISTER – NOTRE DAME CAMPUS:  Tuesday, April 9, 2024, 4:30pm to 6:30pm, in The Cave.

Shoot Out Basketball Challenge (NDC)

basketball about to go into net
Photo by Danny Lines on Unsplash

Are you ready to test your basketball skills? Think you have what it takes to be the Shoot Out Champion? Come show off your free throw shooting skills and compete for glory!

Register in advance for our Shoot Out Basketball Challenge and see how many baskets you can make out of ten shots. Drop-ins are also welcome.

  • Tuesday, April 9, 2024 in the North Gym from 12pm to 1pm.

IMPORTANT: To save time during your entry, kindly sign the gym waiver form here. Remember your Student or Staff ID and indoor shoes for a swift entry swipe! 

Three fantastic prizes available for top three high scores.

Monthly Board Game Nights (NDC and EDC)

Group of college students playing taboo around a table

Bring yourself, your friends or family for an “all welcome” board game night. NOTE: Last one this academic year.

DROP-IN – Exchange District Campus: Tuesday, April 16, 2024, 4 to 7pm, in the Dining Hall in The Roblin Centre near Tim Hortons.

DROP-IN – Notre Dame Campus: Thursday, April 18, 2024, 4 to 7pm, in The Cave, DM30.

Contact Kristi if you’d like to reserve a specific game for your group of friends, classmates or staff team.

Staff Cribbage & Games Lunch Hour (NDC and EDC, Drop-in)

Cribbage board with pegs.
Photo by Bruce Guenter via Wikimedia Commons

Pop by with your lunch and some co-workers to play cribbage, or pick another game to enjoy. Kristi Dorian, Recreation and Wellness Coordinator will be on hand with a variety of games between 11:30am to 1:30pm.

NDC – Selkirk Lounge:

  • Thursday, April 18, 2024
  • Thursday, May 16, 2024
  • Tuesday, June 18, 2024

EDC – Cityview Room, E473

  • Thursday, April 25, 2024
  • Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Intro to Geocaching (NDC)

A geocaching box opened up with Winnipeg items and other goodies inside.
Photo by J.Johnson

Do you love treasure hunting, exploring new places, and having fun outdoors? If so, you might want to try geocaching, the world’s largest treasure hunting game!

If you want to learn more about geocaching, join us for an Introduction to Geocaching Workshop, hosted by Jo-Ann Johnson, Vice President of the Manitoba Geocaching Association.

REGISTERTuesday, April 30, 2024 from 4:00pm to 5:30pm at NDC in Prairie Lights.

Geocaching is a game where you use a GPS device (mostly your smartphone) to find hidden containers called geocaches. There are millions of geocaches all over the world, waiting for you to discover them. Geocaching is a great way to enjoy nature, learn new skills, and connect with other geocachers.


Intramural sports provide students & staff an opportunity to participate in a variety of recreational sport activities on campus in a safe and supportive environment.  All students and staff are welcome. Registration is not required.


Wednesdays 4:00 – 5:30pm North Gym

Futsal (Indoor Soccer)

Fridays 3:00 – 4:00pm North Gym


Fridays 4:00 – 5:30pm North Gym


Mondays 4:00 – 5:30 pm North Gym


Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00 – 5:30 pm North Gym

RRC Polytech campuses are located on the lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininew, Dakota, and Dené, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis.

We recognize and honour Treaty 3 Territory Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s clean drinking water. In addition, we acknowledge Treaty Territories which provide us with access to electricity we use in both our personal and professional lives.

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