Student Wellness Coordinator
Office: K 111A
Bio: Joel ‘TBO’ is a highly active person himself, Joel’s primary objectives as the Student Wellness Coordinator are to provide a sound and positive College experience through fun, exciting and ever changing student events and activities on GPRC Campus. He coordinates and facilitates a wide variety of fitness classes throughout the academic year. A large volume of research provides evidence that a little physical activity every day can go a long way in terms of benefiting the body & mind overall so it can be ready to take on the many requirements that comes with school courses, labs, and studying sessions. Essentially all the requirements of being a dedicated College student.
Joel is an alumni of GPRC and the Men’s Wolves Volleyball team, playing for two years before moving onto the University of Alberta where he obtained his Bachelor of Physical Education Degree. If he’s not participating in activities he’s coaching them as he is the Senior Men’s Volleyball coach for the Peace Wapiti Academy Titans during the fall and is a coach for the GPRC Wolves Volleyball Club during the winter months.
Not sure what’s going on in the community both on Campus and in Grande Prairie? Go and see Joel in his office (K 111A) as he is up to speed with many city leagues, fitness programs and general outlets to maintain or achieve a healthier and more active living lifestyle. Grande Prairie Regional College and the city itself, are beaming with a vibrant culture of activities and events to take part in, sometimes you just have to know where to look.
Fitness Centre Facility Manager
780-539-2000 Ext. 5
Bio: An expert of his trade, Dwayne provides the College with a top notch Fitness Centre and does so with professionalism, relentless dedication and a wealth of knowledge within the world of Health, Wellness, Sports and Recreation. Dwayne is a 25 year veteran here at GPRC and is responsible for the overall operations of the Fitness Centre and Gymnasiums on both GP and Fairview Campuses; as well as the Climbing Gym on GP Campus. When it comes to providing GPRC students and the GP Community with a top notch experience, he is unrivaled as he not only focuses on providing current services, but is always open to new and exciting opportunities that will benefit the overall student experience.
Dwayne knows the ins and outs of the Fitness Centre, as he’s been the Facility Manager Guru for 25 years now. So if you see a 6’3” Wolves Basketball alumni walking around campus or at the main counter, say hi and see if you can pick his brain for more information about what the Centre offers. And if he really likes you, he might even tell you about the old days playing basketball for the Wolves; his bread and butter… gettin’ Buckets!
Fitness Centre Assistant Manager
Office: FC Main Desk
Bio: A hardworking, dedicated young man, with a fantastic sense of humour and an infectious personality, Matt Clegg is a tremendous value to the College’s Fitness Centre and Athletic programs. Growing up in the small town of Fairview Alberta, Clegg has gained an uncanny open mind set that has allowed him to search for ways to improve his own skills. Clegg has a high level of commitment to sports and recreation as he is the GPRC Wolves Men’s Volleyball team Assistant Coach and the Coordinator of the Wolves Volleyball Club. When he has time, Clegg loves playing Golf, Soccer, Basketball, Badminton, Ultimate Frisbee and of course, Volleyball (indoor & beach)… you name it and Clegg has probably played it as it gets him active and has fun too.
Clegg comes to the program as a fellow Wolves Volleyball alumni playing on the Men’s team for 3 years, before moving onto playing and assistant coaching for the University of Calgary Dinos men’s team. There, Clegg graduated with a BSc in Kinesiology degree which makes him not only a gentleman, but a scholar as well! As an easy going, and fun person to be around, Clegg is always willing to chat about sports, life and tell a good joke, so next time you’re near the gym stop by and see if you can tell him a joke that he doesn’t already know.
Climbing Wall Manager
Climbing Gym Webpage
Bio: David is a GPRC Alumnus who has been involved with climbing and the GPRC climbing wall since 2004. He has a passion for climbing and loves to help everyone from the new beginner to the expert climber enjoy the sport as much as he does. David is in charge of coordinating events at the climbing wall and making sure everyone has a great time. If you have an idea for a special climbing night or event, be sure to let him know.
David was a self-professed weakling as a youngster and could not do a single pull-up, let alone climb a tree (or anything else). He is living proof that anyone can excel and have fun at climbing. He has the patience and expertise to help anyone conquer his or her fear of heights and become a “rock star” on the wall.
If you’re feeling like a challenge, or just want to try something different, head on over to the M Wing to get high (up the wall) with David. Climbing is a great way to get in shape, lose weight, and make a lot of new friends.
Recreation Coordinator – Fairview Campus
Office: Rec Centre Main Desk
Fairview Campus Rec Centre
Bio: A lover of sports, recreation and being active, Alison is the head Recreation Coordinator of the newly acquired Student Wellness (SW) program on GPRC Fairview Campus. She loves designing and implementing opportunities for people on campus and in the community to be engaged and excited to participate in structured and unstructured activities such as, Fitness Challenges (in cooperation with Be Fit For Life), group Fitness Classes, Intramurals and Summer Camps for youth. Alison has a great passion for sports as she also helps out the local schools as she coaches both Volleyball and Basketball teams.
With a never ending supply of energy, Alison continually challenges herself and her department to give her Fairview Campus and Community the very best as SW continues to strive to grow and develop into a program people can be proud to have. Located in main Recreation Office, she is always wearing a smile and happy to fill people in on what’s going on, so head down there when you’ve got a chance and say hi.