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REC has many different clubs and groups you can join! You should look for clubs that you are interested in and bring a friend with you! If you have questions, ask the teacher who runs the club.

 

*ABORIGINAL STUDENT GROUP

Between 50 and 100 of our students can lay claim to some degree of aboriginal ancestry. Many others may simply be interested in aboriginal culture and its contribution to Canadian society. We will have many opportunities to share our stories and enjoy learning together. There will be a get to know you meeting in the last week of October. Stay tuned to announcements. The group will also participate in the MANITOBA ABORIGINAL CAREER FAIR as well as the national fair later in the year. We look forward to sharing good relationships and creating success together.

ACROSS THE BOARD

If you are a board game enthusiast, then this is the club for you! Bring a board game or play one of the club's games. Across the Board meets on FRIDAYS at lunch in room 217, beginning in NOVEMBER. Contact Mrs. King for more information.

 Do you like making ARt? Do you have an idea for a project you would like to make? Do you want to meet other creative people and REC visual artists? Then join ART CLUB. We meet Tuesdays and Thursdays at lunch in room 125. Bring your lucn and bring a friend. Contact Ms. Sales or Mrs. Lodewyks.

ATHLETICS - INTRAMURALS

Intramural activities are offered throughout the year during the lunch period, and are open to all students. They are offered for your enjoyment and you simply sign up as the activities are bulletined. Although activities vary, basketball, badminton, volleyball and indoor soccer are popular. All student have the opportunity to participate in supervised "open gym" during the lunch hour.

ATHLETICS - INTERSCHOOL

River East Collegiate Kodiaks are members of the Kilcona-Peguis Athletic Conference. KPAC sports include: cross country running, football, golf and volleyball during the fall, basketball, men's curling, women's curling, men's hockey, women's hockey and  indoor track, during the winter, badminton, men's soccer, women's soccer, track and field, and women's field hockey during the spring. If you would like to check schedules and/results for any sports in our league (KPAC), please click KPAC to view website.

 The Corner Stone Christian Club is a student led group for any students wanting to explore the Christian faith. The Corner Stone Faith Club meets WEDNESDAYS at lunch in room 217. Contact Mrs. King for more information.

Any student who loves to run outside should join the cross country team. Our practices are held in the North Kildonan area. Distances of races range from 2 km to 5 km at Kildonan, Kilcona and Birds Hill Park. We practice MONDAY, TUESDAY and FRIDAY mornings at 7:10 am. We race on WEDNESDAY'S from 4:00-6:30 pm. September - November.  Contact Mr. Smith, Ms. Roach, or Mrs. Fontaine for more information.

DANCE CLUB

 Students who love to dance or are in one of the dance courses. Meetings take place WEDNESDAYS at lunch in room 213. Contact Ms. Porco for more information.

*DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB

 Are you new to digital photography? Or do you want to improve the skills you already have? REC’s Digital Photography Club is for anyone interested in improving their photo techniques, figuring out how to operate their cameras, or just taking pictures. This club is open to anyone with an interest in digital photography.

*DRAGON BOAT

The Manitoba Canoe and Kayak Centre on Churchill Drive in Winnipeg hosts a fun filled day of Dragon Boat festivities to kick off the summer for junior and senior high students. Teams from across the province will compete for fun, prizes, and to see who will be the best in the province. School team registration includes 2 90 minute practices or 3 60 minute practices, and a minimum of 2 races, as well as all the instruction and equipment necessary to compete.  This event raises funds for KidSport.  For more information see Mrs. Bernardin.

 All students interested in drumming and singing are welcome! This student drum group will use traditional songs and will learn together. No previous experience is needed, but students with percussion and singing skills are also invited! We meet on MONDAYS after school. Contact Ms. Sales or Ms. Jackson for more information.

 If you are interested in fishing please contact Mr. Grubert for more information. Fishing club meets 12 times throughout the year. Listen for announcements!

*EXCHANGE PROGRAMS

Do you want in on an experience of a lifetime?  I am not talking about a trip to the principal’s office, though that might be eventful as well.  Way better than that.  All students enrolled in language courses at REChave the opportunity to participate in a School Exchange Program to either Germany or Mexico.   A few aims of the exchange program are for participants to improve their target language and gain a better understanding of a different culture. Participants of the exchange will have the excitement of hosting a student from a different country as well as the thrill of staying with their exchange partner in a different part of the globe.  The School Exchange Program thrives on the active participation of the students and if self-motivation, commitment, academic excellence, and dedication to go the extra mile are characteristics that describe you, the exchange is certainly something you’d be interested it. 

*FOOTBALL

"Love football?
Interested in playing for your school?
The River East Kodiaks would love to have you on the team. Please speak with one of the coaching staff in the gym for further information.

GSA

Everyone who wants to support equality for all. We meet on TUESDAYS at lunch in room 207.

INDIGENOUS CULTURE CLUB

REC Indigenous Culture Club is a student group for all students interested in learning about indigenous culture, meeting other students, and developing leadership skills. We meet every MONDAY at lunch in room 102. Please contact Ms. Jackson or Ms. Sales for more information.

INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD

 Any student who loves to run, jump or throw. Events include 60 m, 60mh, 200m, 800m, 1500m, Long Jump, Triple jump, High Jump, shot put and relays. They can do all events or focus on one. Our practices are held inside at REC (halls and the gym). There are 6 meets held January- March at the University of Manitoba, Max Bell Center. We meet MONDAY, WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY mornings at 7:10 am. Season is typically November - April. For more information contact Ms. Stepaniuk, Ms. Roach, or Mrs. Fontaine.

 Come and play an instrument or just sing along! NO SKILL REQUIRED. Stay tuned and listen to announcements for a start date. Sessions will be held in room 221. Contact Mr. Zaroda for more information.

KEY CLUB

Students interested in fundraising, volunteer work, and bake sales for programs such as Winnipeg Harvest and Ronald McDonald House.  Baking muffins for John Pritchard Breakfast Club and fundraising for the Donwood Breakfast Club were two of our projects last year. We also participated in the Winnipeg Poverty Challenge and the Eliminate Project, which vaccinates mothers and babies in developing countries. Join us on THURSDAYS for Key Club. Contact Mrs. Black or Mrs. Derwin for more information.

*NATURAL HELPERS

We know that students turn to their peers first for help and advice. To have students who are more insightful and skillful in providing such assistance would seem to be a good thing for a student population. That is the premise of Natural Helpers. Students nominated by their peers through a school wide survey are invited to a fall retreat to participate in 2.5 days of training that covers physical and verbal signs of stress, responses that really do help, and when and how to refer problem situations that require a different level of expertise. The retreat is held at the lovely Camp Cedarwood in the Whiteshell in November. Past participants have recalled the training as a highlight of their school years and something which did give them more confidence in how to help effectively. That has to be good for everybody. 

OUTDOOR TRACK AND FIELD

Any student who loves to run, jump or throw! Events include 100 m, 80mh, or 100mh 200m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m, Long Jump, Triple jump, High Jump, shot put, javelin, discus, multi event and relays. You can do all events or just one. Our practices are held inside and outside at REC (track, pits, field, halls and the gym). There are 5-6 meets held May- June at the University of Manitoba Field House, Selkirk Stadium and West Kildonan Track. We meet MONDAY, WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY mornings at 7:10 am. Season is typically April-June. For more information contact Ms. Stepaniuk, Ms. Roach, or Mrs. Fontaine.

 REACH FOR THE TOP

 If you know lots of trivia, WE WANT YOU! Reach for the Top is a Canadian academic quiz competition for high school students. Last year both the intermediate (grades 9-10) and the senior (grades 11-12) made it to provincials and were very close to going to Nationals. River East Collegiate won Nationals in 1971. We are looking for any students that know any type of category of information. We are especially looking for grades 9 and 10 students. We have a need for someone specializing in knowledge of literature and/or sport statistics and/or 60s-90s music. We meet in room 229 at lunch, MONDAY through WEDNESDAY. Contact Ms. Kentner or Mrs. Ramsay for more details.

STUDENT-PEER TUTORS

Students helping fellow students with course material is available through Peer Tutors. Sessions occur during lunch or common spares. If you would like to be a tutor or need a tutor, see Mr. Mandrick or Ms. Heisinger in Student Services-Resource

*SCOPE

Since the 1960’s River East Collegiate has produced a school newspaper as a forum for student writing. Whether it is school events you are interested in or student views on current politics the SCOPE newspaper for nearly 50 years has been the voice of the River East Collegiate student body. The technology by which the newspaper is produced has changed dramatically over the years, but the quality of student writing and off-the-wall humour has persisted.

*SKIING - ALPINE (DOWN-HILL)

Details will be posted here as they become available. For more information you can speak to Mr. Loewen, Mrs.Black, or Mrs. Kabaluk.

*SKIING NORDIC (CROSS COUNTRY)

When you live in Manitoba, winter can be a season worth celebrating. Nordic skiing is an excellent way to get some fresh air and exercise in the great outdoors. The REC Nordic Ski Club meets Wednesday evenings, weather permitting, on the groomed trails of the Windsor Park Nordic Centre. We have something for everyone. No experience is necessary and novices are always welcome. If you are an experienced skier you can test your skills and endurance by zipping down the banks of the beautiful Siene River. You may even want to enter the school or provincial races!

 For more information contact Mr. Loewen

YEARBOOK

Are in you interested in putting together the REC yearbook. Students are always welcome to help us create the yearbook! We meet in room 117 at lunch on TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS. Bring your lunch and bring a friend! Contact Mr. Keller.