Taking up a new sport can be daunting for various reasons, but many 2SLGBTQIA+ folks face additional barriers.
While some private gyms have resumed service as part of Manitoba’s reopening policies, the University of Winnipeg’s (U of W) athletics facilities and programs have remained closed, and varsity sports, including the Wesmen, may or may not happen during the winter 2021 semester.
I remember looking at my phone and scoffing, in mild disbelief, when my Instagram feed suddenly filled with posts about the NBA suspending their season after a player tested positive for the novel coronavirus. That was back in March, and now, sports as we knew them no longer exist.
With social distancing, proper handwashing and self-isolation remaining as crucial preventive practices to stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Winnipeg’s Athletic Therapy Centre (ATC) and its Department of Recreation Services have created programs to aid in physical wellness.
With most professional and amateur sports leagues around the world on hiatus amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the Olympics postponed until 2021, it can seem like sports have been reduced to reruns, along with the “see 10, do 10” push-up chain and toilet paper challenge attempts athletes post on Instagram.
As the volleyball season winds down, three University of Winnipeg (U of W) Wesmen players are being recognized by the Canada West conference for their outstanding seasons.
Heart Médicin Gathering // Search for the associate dean of arts // On-campus golf program // Free film screening // Disease control seminar // Disabled bodies in literature
In the weeks since former NBA star Kobe Bryant’s untimely death in a helicopter crash, it’s been nearly impossible to browse the internet without seeing tributes to the 41-year-old basketball legend.
From the very recent destruction of the homeless camps by the Disraeli Bridge, to making diamond lanes open to cabs, the City’s decisions can be head-scratching at best and heartbreaking at worst.
“The first rule of fight club is you do not talk about fight club. The second rule of fight club is YOU DO NOT TALK ABOUT FIGHT CLUB.”
On Monday, Dec. 30, the University of Winnipeg (U of W) Wesmen women’s volleyball team defeated their local rivals, the University of Manitoba Bisons, to win the 53rd annual Wesmen Classic tournament.
1. Desiree Scott
2. Justine Kolody / Nikolaj Ehlers (tie)
German-Indigenous relations // Soccer camps for girls // New exhibit in archives // Gifts for holiday dinner // Community forum discusses transit
For Winnipeg-based photographer – and former Uniter staff member – Mike Sudoma, his professional art and personal hobbies blend harmoniously as he enjoys street and concert photography, as well as skateboarding and playing guitar.
WrestleMAX! // Palace at 4 a.m. Costume Ball // Veloween XV Fairy Tale Frenzy // Halloween at the Handsome Daughter // Aurora Gorealis: Watching Night of the Living Dead // Kai Cheng Thom at McNally Robinson
Another hockey season is underway, and, at least for the Winnipeg Jets, this year seems to be fraught with more drama than the last.
Launch at Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA) // WNDX Festival of Moving Image // Winnipeg launch of Cam Scott’s ROMANS/SNOWMARE // Queer Skate Day costume party // Aurora Gorealis: Happy Birthday to Me // Dance Party at the Good Will
Late goals were a source of disappointment for the Wesmen women’s soccer team during last weekend’s season opening. The Wesmen dropped both of their games 3-1 and 4-0 to the Regina Cougars and Saskatchewan Huskies, respectively.
“Do you even lift, bro?”
With the Canada West playoffs on the horizon, the University of Winnipeg Wesmen basketball teams hosted two of the most talented squads in the conference last weekend: the University of Regina Cougars.