GPRC PEAK Kin Games 2018

GPRC PEAK Kin Games 2018

Have you heard the buzz or seen the posters around campus promoting the upcoming GPRC KIN Games?

Wondering what it’s all about? Let the PE1050 class answer all your questions.

The #GPRCKinGames18  is an opportunity for all GPRC students to get together and have a friendly, fun competition that will promote a positive experience being active and learning about the supports and services at the College to assist you on your healthy living journey, connecting with peers and their campus, and most importantly, students will build fun memories that will last a lifetime.

The games will take place over a four-day period, November 5 to 8 and students will compete in teams of 8-10 with their peers and friends throughout the week for points.

The first two days will consist of team competitions in dodgeball, spikeball, floor hockey and wolf-pong. The third day will be a fun dance competition followed by a closing ceremony on the fourth and final day. There is something for everyone.

The experience will represent a taste of the culture, and vibrancy that is found in the PEAK and Campus Recreation departments at the College.

We encourage all students from all departments, sport teams and friend groups to get involved and help your team win great prizes for Best Dressed, Best Dance and the Spirit Award.

Let’s not forget the Championship team will win full bragging rights as they show off their champion shirts, amazing prizes and have their name etched on the ‘Golden Shoe’ Trophy at the closing ceremony.

So, what are you waiting for? Get involved and spend the beginning of November being a part of the first ever #GPRCKinGames18!

Register at the Fitness Centre, or send in your Team Registration information form to jthibault@gprc.ab.ca
Registration Fee: $5 per person
Registration Deadline: Friday, November 2 @ 12 p.m.

GPRC Work Out of the Week: January 8, 2018

GPRC Work Out of the Week: January 8, 2018

New Year, new you??

Let the PEAK Advanced Methodologies class Workouts of the Week (WOW’s) keep you on track with your fitness goals.

WOW’s provide a workout with a warm up, workout, cool down, as well as useful tips and pointers!

WOW posters can be found in two locations around our Grande Prairie campus!

  1.  Located at the bottom of the stairs into the weight room and
  2.  Located by the water fountain at the top of the stairs in the weight room.


This week’s workout is brought to you by Lisa Ouellet, a second-year student in the Personal Trainer Diploma here at GPRC. Lisa wants to help people learn to put themselves first.

“Here I am going into my second year to help people like you, like the person I was all those years ago to “find their strong!”

Head down to the Fitness Centre to see Lisa’s workout.

GPRC Work Out of the Week: November 27, 2017

GPRC Work Out of the Week: November 27, 2017

Another week, another WOW!

This week’s Workout of the Week (WOW) is brought to you by Terrence Wold, a second year Personal Trainer Diploma student of the PEAK  Advanced Methodologies class.

Workout of the week posters can be found in two locations around our Grande Prairie campus!

  1.  Located at the bottom of the stairs into the weight room and
  2.  Located by the water fountain at the top of the stairs in the weight room.

Terrence, the student responsible for this week’s WOW, has created a program tailored for advanced lifters. Terrence emphasizes the importance of rest when training for strength and hypertrophy which is why his WOW consists of a 4-day upper, lower split.

This WOW, and others like it exist to make your gym experience more interesting, as well as provide you with guidance and exciting new fitness routines.

“I feel that there are so many life lessons that can be gained at the gym. One major life lesson the gym has taught me is that hard work pays off, this has helped me to achieve many things in and out of the gym such as a good work ethic and not allowing anything get in my way of achieving my personal goals.” – Terrence Wold

 

If you would like to learn more about this weeks WOW and its creator, be sure to head down to the GPRC Fitness Centre!

GPRC Wolves Athletes of the Week: September 11, 2017

GPRC Wolves Athletes of the Week: September 11, 2017

Each week, two GPRC Wolves athletes are selected to showcase their achievements in the classroom and on the field, track, or court. We are pleased to congratulate Troy Bogh and Kelcie Bulas as our current Athletes of the Week!

Troy Bogh

With the pride of Prince George, B.C., Troy Bogh enters his rookie year with the Wolves with unbridled enthusiasm. A 2011 graduate of St. Joes in Grande Prairie, Bogh had a distinguished high school track and cross-country running career that saw him garner 16 Northwest Zone gold medals and a provincial championship bronze.

After a six-year hiatus, Bogh returns to the sport with a chip on his shoulder and a score to settle.  He hopes to be toeing the line at CCAA XC Nationals in Montreal this November with his the rest of his wolf pack.

Bogh is a 4th year apprentice in the Heavy-Duty Technician program.  And yes, ladies, he is single and available.

Kelcie Bulas

A 2017 graduate of Edwin Parr Composite High in Athabasca, A.B., Kelcie Bulas led the Wolves women with a 5th place finish in her first ACAC race, hosted by Concordia Thunder, in Edmonton on Saturday, September 9.

Bulas went undefeated in high school in the North Central Zone in cross-country running and in the 1500m and 3000m in track.  Provincially, her best result was a 4th place in 2017 ASAA Track and Field Championship in the 1500m.

Currently enrolled in Open Studies, Bulas hopes to pursue a degree Kinesiology. She spent last summer working as an Assistant Race Planner for the Athabasca Ultra 100-mile trail race.  The event is slated for July 28 and 29, 2018.

Congratulations Troy and Kelcie! 

Meet your new GPRC Student Success Officers

Meet your new GPRC Student Success Officers

Hey GPRC, meet your new Student Success Officers covering the GPRC Fairview campuses.

Meet Alaina Archibald

My name is Alaina Archibald, and I am the new Student Success Officer on our Fairview Campus!  I moved to Alberta from Terrace, B.C. in August of 2010 to be closer to my boyfriend, who was born and raised in Fairview.  I participated in Business Administration courses at GPRC, but quickly succumbed to the pressures of being in a new city with no friends, and even though my boyfriend and I were significantly closer together, the distance still felt vast.  Luckily, my passion for horses never subsided through my move, and it acted as a fantastic crutch to support me through a troublesome area of my life.  Luckily, I managed to pick myself up and I’m now happily married – and still riding horses!

I began riding horses at the age of 9, and it didn’t take long before I was completely obsessed.  Until the age of 17, I was heavily involved in our local drag racing community, but at this point I am no longer involved to the depth of previous years. During this period, I was also involved in soccer, and participated in both house and rep leagues for a number of years.

Eventually, I decided to sink all my time into horses and for the majority of my life, I was raised by a single mom who worked tirelessly to support my desire to ride along with my older brother’s love for hockey.  I was truly blessed to be granted the opportunities I did that surrounded horses, and my love and devotion has never wavered.  Currently, I continue to actively ride and train my own horses, have a private list of dedicated students, and I am the Founder and President of the Fairview Sport Horse Society.  With the help of my board members, we run 2 All-English Horse Shows per year, and a variety of Dressage and Jumping clinics at the lovely Hawker Pavilion right here on our GPRC Fairview Campus!  I am also involved in the horse racing community and spend nearly every free summer weekend at Evergreen Park in Grande Prairie as a result.

When my husband and I aren’t busy with our horses, we often enjoy travelling, exploring with our husky (because seriously, exercising him is a never ending chore), and participating in various outdoor activities – we never miss an opportunity to go hunting, fishing or camping with friends and family as a result.  While I feel incredibly content in the northern prairies, the mountains will always be my home and I am truly at ease in the outdoors.

 

So, what is she most looking forward to?

I’m looking forward to helping the post-secondary students in our community achieve their academic goals. It is so exciting and inspiring to see others overcome various obstacles and hardships in order to earn amazing achievements! I look forward to providing the support required that current and future students require, and assisting them in finding the path to a successful career!  It is a privilege to get to celebrate and play a small role in the incredible accomplishments of our GPRC students.

How to contact her:

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Alaina Archibald

Student Success Officer

School of Trades, Agriculture & Environment

Office: FAC131, Fairview Campus

Email: AArchibald@gprc.ab.ca

Phone: (780) 835-6763