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College Days: Wellness Breakfast, Wellness Walk-a-Thon, and the Rebel Run

May 23, 2013


To kick off College Days, the Wellness Committee is hosting a series of events to eat, meet and greet, and move your feet. If you’re an RRC staff member, you can register for all the Wellness events here.

Come out for a free Wellness Breakfast

On the morning of May 30th staff are invited for a free Wellness Breakfast at the Roblin Centre and the Notre Dame Campus (Voyageur Cafeteria) beginning at 8:00 am and going till 9:30.  The buffet breakfast includes a yogurt parfait bar, oatmeal, turkey bacon, back bacon, eggs, toast and beverages. Wellness Committee members and other helpers will be on hand to take pledges and answer any questions you may have. Please register for the breakfast using the link above.

Help support staff dependents to study at RRC

If you’re participating in the Wellness Walk-a-thon or the Rebel Run, you can drop off your pledge form for the Bursary for Dependents of RRC Employees at the breakfast or the over the lunch hour. If you do not wish to gather pledges we encourage a donation of $10 towards the award. The bursary was started back in 2009 from an endowment fund, which the Walk-a-thon has helped grow to over $20K. For more information about this award  and/or to get an application form, head to the RRC website and look under General Awards.

To date, the award has been given to eight recipients including Taylor Schapf (Business Administration, 2012) daughter of instructor Glenn Schapf.  Taylor shared these words with us:

It is outstanding how Red River College strives to open doors for their students to guarantee their education is being put to use in the real working world. When deciding where to pursue my post-secondary education, it was evident that Red River College was the perfect match for me. I knew that I wanted to receive practical training within a closely-knit student/instructor environment. I also knew that I wanted to receive my diploma in only two years and immediately start getting on-the-job experience after graduating. I can truly say that Red River College has exceeded my expectations and is preparing me for a successful career in the business industry. In receiving the RRC Dependents’ Award, I feel motivated to continue learning and enhance my skills as a future businesswoman.

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Glenn and Taylor Schapf

Wellness Walk-a-thon

The Wellness Walk-a-thon has become a core part of College Days (formerly known as College Week) with over a hundred staff expected to wind their way through the Exchange District or around the Notre Dame Campus. You can find a map of the NDC route here. The EDC map link will be provided once available. The NDC route begins on the lawn in front of Building D (by the bus loop) and is self-guided.  The EDC route will take you around the Exchange District, venturing as far as the Forks. A walking guide will leave the Atrium area at noon or you can get a map and take the walk at your own pace.

Pledges can be dropped off at a table at the beginning of the route.  You can also enter your name for a random prize draw.

The Rebel Run

The Rebel Run covers two laps around an approximately 2.5 km circuit (total run is almost 5km) including a couple of hill climbs. The Rebel Run was inspired by the RRC Fun Run last fall, which included a group of intrepid runners and walkers who came out on a relatively cool day. While there are a few serious racers, you can take the run at your own pace and opt to run either one or two laps.  The run begins at noon. Check out some of the other running related posts on the Wellness blog if running is your thing.