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Students snowshoeing as part of the Jack Frost Challenge.

Get UM winter-active

January 24, 2023 — 
Free cross-country skiing, fat-tire biking, snow-shoeing and winter walks for Jack Frost Challenge

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Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

Come ski for free at UM Southwood Grounds

January 12, 2023 — 
Winnipeg Trails and UM Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management have teamed up to offer a free skiing event on January 19-20, and you're invited!

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Indigenous

“A place of belonging, friendship and learning”

January 12, 2023 — 
Indigenous Youth Mentorship Program continues to grow across the province

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Karate instructor demonstrating punching technique

Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

Five reasons to try dance and martial arts programs for free, Jan. 9-15

December 22, 2022 — 
UM Recreation Services is opening the dance and martial arts programs to UM students and members for free, January 9-14. But why should you take time out of your busy schedule to give them a try? There are many reasons, so we narrowed the list down to the best ones!

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Indigenous student with star blanket and medallion.

Extended Education

Manitoba Indigenous Youth Achievement Awards for Access Program students

December 15, 2022 — 
“This is a huge honour to be recognized for my accomplishments. It is validating and it reminds me of the strength it took to get here." - April Quill

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kim standing in the Joe Doupe Rec Centre gymnasium

Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

UM Recreation Services testimonial: Kim Armitt

November 16, 2022 — 
Kim Armitt, who works as the manager of physician’s services at the Health Sciences Centre, has been an avid member at the Joe Doupe Recreation Centre for several years

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Runners should have advance knowledge of what to expect in case of race disruption or rerouting prior to setting off on the course. (Shutterstock)

Research and International

Lessons from a cancelled marathon: Athletic events, heat and the effects of climate change

August 9, 2022 — 
As record high temperatures continue, investment in emergency preparedness is necessary to ensure communities can stay safe while sharing meaningful experiences together

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Nicole Evans standing in front of a white wall with a white sweater on.

Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

UM Recreation Services testimonial: Nicole Evans

June 15, 2022 — 
Nicole Evans works at a provincial lab near the Joe Doupe Recreation Centre (JDRC) at the UM’s Bannatyne campus. As someone who has tried many different gyms and work-out styles over the years, when she started working at the lab and signed up for a membership at JDRC she was pleasantly surprised by the diverse fitness classes offered through the centre

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Jaron stands in ALC smiling

Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

UM Recreation Services member testimonial: Jaron Rykiss

June 15, 2022 — 
Rykiss emphasizes that being fit and active is all about staying healthy, both physically and mentally, and that though difficult, it’s important not to compare oneself to others or feel discouraged when beginning a fitness journey.

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Fenton Litwiller, wearing a jean jacket, smiles in the woods

Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

Fenton Litwiller’s research program builds recreation curriculum for queer youth

June 2, 2022 — 
Fenton Litwiller’s is presently developing a youth recreation curriculum that explores gender through drag and everyday makeup, revealing the importance of gender affirming youth programming in the field of community development and recreation.

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