O’Hallahan back in O’Canada

O’Hallahan back in O’Canada

GPRC Wolves Women’s Basketball Alumna, Kelly O’Hallahan joins the Sport Camp Program as assistant coach for the Basketball Elite Camp being held August 18-20.

O’Hallahan who is currently playing professional basketball in Ireland, has made her mark on the Irish basketball scene by winning the 2017 Basketball Ireland Player of the Year. Her significant contribution led her team, the Marble City Hawks, to win the Ireland Division 1 National League Championship this season.

During her Wolves career, O’Hallahan achieved much success, and in her 2013/14 season was the only player to be featured in the top 10 of 5 major statistical categories, confirming her athletic talent and versatility. As a multiple Athlete of the Week nominee, and 2013 GPRC Wolves Female Athlete of the Year, O’Hallahan was also a two-time ACAC All-Conference Player, and CCAA All Canadian.

Always an asset to our program, we are pleased to have Kelly back on home turf. Welcome back to the Pack!

For more Sport Camp information and registration, please visit gprc.me/summercamp

GPRC Howlers Cup Dodgeball Tournament

GPRC Howlers Cup Dodgeball Tournament

GPRC students celebrated the end of the academic year using the 5 D’s of Dodgeball – Dodge-Dip-Duck-Dive-Dodge.

GPRC’s Howler’s Cup happened on April 12 as part of the college’s meltdown festivities to celebrate the end of the academic year, and summer being around the corner. 

The original Howler’s Cup was organized by a past Students’ Association president and was actually a floor hockey tournament.

Our GPRC Student Wellness department wanted to bring it back, and give the students a way to let lose before finals.

And so a Dodgeball Tournament was born.

13 teams of GPRC students came out with most teams wearing matching themed team uniforms competing for some awesome prizes.

 

The Prizes

  • First Place
  • Best Team Uniform
  • Best Team Name

And the winners were:

1st Place Champions – ‘Swole Patrol’
2nd Place – ‘Blue Balls’
3rd Place – ‘Commerce Crusaders’

Best Team Name – Commerce Crusaders;

Best Dressed Team – Mama Mia

Best Dressed Team – ‘Mama Mia’

GPRC Student Wellness and GPRCSA would like to thank everyone who came out and participated in this fun afternoon.

“There was a tremendously positive energy right from the very beginning of the tournament,” said Joel Thibault, GPRC Student Wellness Coordinator. “There were some great costumes and so much attention to detail. This was clearly a tournament students were thinking about and looking forward to since we began marketing it!”

 

Even GPRC’s Farley got in on the action!

GPRC students didn’t hold back and busted out their ninja-like and acrobatic moves to dodge flying Dodgeballs.  The afternoon included many underdog victories that really got teams and the crowd roaring!

Majority of the afternoon saw students coming to watch the event, grab a bit to eat and drink provided by the SA, and cheer on their friends and fellow students. The place was packed from 1-3 p.m. with many instructors and users of GPRC’s Fitness Centre coming to check out the action as well.

Check out more photos of the GPRC Dodgeball Tournament on our Facebook page.

Thank you so everyone who made this event a total success! 

Your GPRC SA members joined in on the fun forming the Guardians of Meltdown team!

 

GPRC Wolves Festival of Gold 2017

GPRC Wolves Festival of Gold 2017

We are reminiscing about honouring our GPRC Wolves athletes this morning on blog.

The 47th annual Festival of Gold celebration happened on our GPRC Grande Prairie campus this past Friday, March 31.

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Congratulations to all our GPRC athletes for the fantastic work you’re doing inside the classroom and on the field, track, or court,” said GPRC President and CEO, Don Gnatiuk at the celebrations. “GPRC athletes represent our community and region across the province and across Canada. You are ambassadors of not only GPRC but our region. The entire community is proud of your accomplishments.

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Our GPRC Wolves had an incredible year. Bringing home 11 ACAC All Conference awards3 provincial ACAC medals and representing GPRC at the national level on multiple occasions.

Not only do our athletes excel in their sports of course but many are at the top of their classes. With nine individual athletes receiving a Academic Award this year.

Congratulations to all our athletes that were honoured at Friday’s event.

Wolves Athletics has always been a big part of our college and our community. You are all part of that strong tradition,” said Gnatiuk. “Be proud of your achievements, you all deserve recognition for what you have accomplished. Celebrate your success!

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To see more photos for the celebration, head over to GPRC Wolves Facebook page.

We are all Wolves at GPRC!

Bike A Thon: Make Some Noise for Mental Health

Bike A Thon: Make Some Noise for Mental Health

GPRC is proud to be standing up for Mental Health Awareness by making some noise for mental health.

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Student-athletes and mental health advocates in Alberta are teaming up with RBC Olympians and Sheldon Kennedy to reduce stigma related to mental illness and promote mental health and wellness. Make Some Noise for Mental Health is an award-winning campaign which promotes mental health awareness on 17 post-secondary campuses in 15 communities. Coinciding with ‘Blue Monday’, the campaign begins on January 16 and continues until February 12, 2017.

Read the full Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference news release here.

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Join us on February 3rd and 4th at our GPRC Volleyball home games against the University of Alberta Augustana Vikings to show support of your student athletes and spread awareness of mental health. 

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Earlier in the day of February 3rd, join us for a Bike A Thon: Make Some Noise for Mental Health put on by your GPRC Student Wellness and hosted in the SAGPRC Howler’s Lounge. 

The Bike-A-Thon event features up to 20 teams on 20 stationary bikes in the GPRC Howlers Lounge pedaling to achieve the furthest distance for the grand prize.

Student Wellness, Wolves Athletics and the Students’ Association are working together to put together a fun event that will raise awareness for mental health, bring the student body together and burn some calories! Go the distance for Mental Health and Campus Activities!

Learn more on how to register and get involved here. 

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GPRC Wolves Athletes of the Week: November 14, 2016

GPRC Wolves Athletes of the Week: November 14, 2016

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Jackson Taguedong

Program: Bachelor of Commerce
Hometown: Edmonton, A.B.

Originally from Edmonton, Jackson Taguedong is in his 3rd year studying Commerce. Jackson provides a solid game that includes the ability to shoot as well as attack the basket. The Wolves also rely on Jackson’s athleticism for the defense of the perimeter. 

 

 

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Derek McKnight

Program: Bachelor of Commerce
Hometown: East St. Paul, Manitoba

Derek McKnight is a 3rd year player from East St. Paul, Manitoba and is studying Commerce. Derek, a very good shooter, is known for his consistency on the court and attacks the basket with balance. His consistency and drive have earned him the responsibility of covering the best opposing players. As well as being a dedicated athlete, Derek was also a National Scholar last year.