Sports & Fitness
Beyond the clubs
Months ago, I nervously showed up to an Out There Winnipeg (OTW) queer volleyball practice for the first time.
When five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo signed with Saudi Arabian soccer club Al Nassr late last year, critics cited the move as yet another example of sportswashing.
Favourite local athlete
1. Seth Jarvis
2. Nic Demski
3. Brady Oliveira
Blue Bombers advance to Grey Cup// Funding for new childcare spaces// Call for another mask mandate// National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation// Need for increased safety measures for Winnipeg Transit drivers// Plan to recruit 2,000 healthcare workers
A misplaced morality in sports
“No time period in baseball is clean,” Matt Snyder writes for CBS Sports.
‘A game-changer for me’
A popular program for new runners returns to Winnipeg on Sept. 11.
Swimming in options
The Canadian Red Cross swimming program famous for its collectible badges will soon come to an end, leaving many people feeling nostalgic and disheartened.
A city for all
Winnipeg has set a goal of cutting greenhouse-gas emissions by 20 per cent by 2030. Given that residential and commercial vehicles are currently Winnipeg’s largest sources of emissions, making the city less car-centric will play a big role in meeting climate goals.
Getting active for a good cause
Virtual 5Ks and other races have become increasingly popular during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ability for runners to socially distance, choose their own locations and participate at their own pace have made them an attractive option for beginners and seasoned runners alike.
PROFile: No barriers to movement
Andrea Smith has a bachelor of physical education degree and has been a kinesiology instructor for the past 13 years. She has lived within a 10-block radius from where she was born in River Heights all her life.
New Year, Same Sh*t
I was excited to nicely tuck away the “pandemic part” of my life away and go back to “normal.”
Favourite local dancer
1. Dancing Gabe
2. Ella Steele
3. Sophia Lee
Favourite local athlete
1. Desiree Scott
2. Nikolaj Ehlers
3. John Rush
Cheveldayoff remains general manager
Hockey is central to many Canadians’ notion of national identity. Recent sexual-assault allegations have been the latest indicator of a dangerous side to hockey culture and have rocked the Winnipeg hockey community.
The ‘return’ of the Winnipeg Jets
After playing most of last season outside of Manitoba due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Winnipeg Jets have returned to their home arena, the recently renamed Canada Life Centre. True North Sports + Entertainment (TNSE), the Jets’ owners and operators, have kept the pandemic in mind in their planning for the upcoming year
Where arts and active transportation intersect
Winnipeg holds many intersections of arts and active transportation. Monthly events like Bike Jam bring together arts, community and physical activity in tandem with events like the Rainbow Trout Music Festival.
U of W Fitness Centre offers online courses
Helping students stay active during the pandemic
Tensions between church and skate
Queer skate community says The Edge Skatepark’s religious ties exclude many
Building a community for accessible sports
Manitoban athletes with disabilities share their stories
Taking up a new sport can be daunting for various reasons, but many 2SLGBTQIA+ folks face additional barriers.