Compiled by Danielle Doiron
Home field advantage
It’s game time for the RRC Rebels women’s and men’s soccer teams.
The women’s team opened their 2015 campaign on the road against the Brandon University Bobcats and the Providence University College Pilots. After playing their home opener on Sept. 20, they’ll play the Bobcats at home on Saturday, Sept. 26 at noon. The women’s team also has home games scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 4 and Sunday, Oct. 18, both at noon.
The Rebels men’s side will host Brandon University on Saturday, Sept. 26 and Assiniboine Community College on Sunday, Oct. 4 at noon. They’ll play their final home games of the season on Oct. 17 and 18 against St. Boniface University and Providence University College, respectively.
Burpees with Burpee
This Oct. 4, The Kenya Initiative for Development & Sustainability (K.I.D.S) will host their second annual Burpee Challenge, a two-part fundraising event.
K.I.D.S. will try to set the Guinness World Record for the most people simultaneously performing burpees, variations of jumping push-ups. Over 296 people must participate for two minutes to break the record. After that, participants can compete in a burpee contest. While it’s free to take part in the record-breaking attempt, individual registration for the contest is $20, and team registration (for up to 10 people) is $100.
All collected funds will support sustainable development programs in Kenya. 103.1 Virgin Radio’s Ace Burpee will emcee the event, which will be held at 9 a.m. at Gateway Community Centre.
World Heart Day
Every year, over 17 million people worldwide die from heart disease or strokes. To raise awareness and help lower this number, the World Heart Foundation launched World Heart Day.
Held annually on Sept. 29, this day involves heart health-themed activities and events. This year’s World Heart Day will focus on reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease by encouraging schools and workplaces to create heart-healthy environments by introducing healthy cafeteria options and smoke-free zones.
For more information about World Health Day, visit world-health-federation.org.