United Health & RecPlex

Increasing recreation services to encourage more student physical activity

Effective September 2017, additional recreation choices will be available at UWinnipeg, specifically designed to encourage and welcome more students to participate in physical activities. The physical and mental health benefits of regular exercise as a stress reducer are well-documented. Following a series of consultations with the UWinnipeg community and discussions with the UWSA, we are …Read more >

Generous donors support recreation for Indigenous and refugee youth

UWinnipeg celebrates a generous gift of $70,000, thanks to fundraising efforts spearheaded by Dr. Lloyd Axworthy and Winnipeg entrepreneur Joe Bova. This money will allow a range of free recreation and wellness programming at the Axworthy Health and RecPlex for inner-city youth and children.

2016 UWinnipeg Adventure Kids Summer Camp a success!

Dr. Annette Trimbee, President and Vice-Chancellor, UWinnipeg, tours the Adventure Kids Summer Camp with Kevin Lamoureux, Associate VP, Indigenous Affairs, inside in the campus RecPlex, August 31, 2016 This summer 2,078 Winnipeg children created bear masks, played floor hockey, participated in sharing circles and conducted fun science experiments such as creating foamy “elephant toothpaste” among …Read more >

Summer soccer for Syrian refugee children

A former refugee living in Winnipeg will be helping repay the kindness he experienced after moving to Canada, by extending it to a new generation of Syrian refugee children. Omar Rahimi, Founder of the Liberty Football Club Soccer Academy, was a refugee when he came to Canada in 2000 with the help of former minister …Read more >

RBC supports community recreation in RecPlex

UWinnipeg, in partnership with Spence Neighbourhood Association, received a $25,000 RBC Learn to Play Project grant today. This will allow hundreds of inner city youth and families to access high-quality programming for free.

RecPlex renamed to honour Axworthy

  WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg Board of Regents unanimously voted last night to rename the new recreation complex on Spence Street the Axworthy Health and RecPlex to honour the many contributions of Dr. Lloyd Axworthy, alumnus and former President and Vice-Chancellor, who served from 2004 to 2014. The wellness and recreation facility …Read more >

RecPlex for Rent for Summer Fun

 Calling all soccer players! Are you 18 years + and want to play soccer in a fun league inside a state-of-the-art, air-conditioned facility? The University of Winnipeg’s new RecPlex Summer Soccer League aims to be up and running for June 1st. Put together a team and join the fun! Men’s and Co-Ed divisions 18 games …Read more >

RecPlex community use a success

 Approximately 3,000 participants enjoying RecPlex weekly — one third are from the community   Photos: student intramurals include Omnikin; Hoop dancing inside the RecPlex; WINNIPEG, MB – When the University of Winnipeg’s new Health and RecPlex opened on Spence Street in September 2014, the goal was to create a welcoming, safe place where inner city …Read more >

New winter football programming for inner -city youth

After school touch football and morning fundamental skill development programming kicks off at UWinnipeg The Winnipeg Football Club, in partnership with the University of Winnipeg, Spence Neighborhood Association, and Youth Agencies Alliance, is pleased to announce the launch of two free winter football programs that will support Winnipeg’s inner city youth with fundamental skill development, …Read more >

Attention students, faculty and staff – get fit, have fun!

Did you know that there is free play time set aside for you at the new Health and Recplex? RecPlex equipment, lockers and showers are also provided at no cost.  You don’t have to be part of a team to participate – just show up and play on an improvised team! Students The RecPlex is …Read more >