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WWC member Alex Long completed what many said could not be done this past weekend. Alex completed two complete climbs of Jacobs Ladder on back to back days while raising money and awareness for the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation.

FITNESS CHALLENGE IN FULL SWING!

Our annual February Fitness Challenge is up and running now with many members already taking part in a variety of challenges. Feel free to challenge a friend or just challenge yourself to improve week to week and prove to yourself that with some hard work you can get fitter and stronger this month.

TWO NEW 1 MINUTE CHALLENGES ADDED FOR WEEK 1

Stop by the Fitness Challenge Wall to check out our 2 brand new challenges and give them a try. How many push-ups can you do in just 1 minute and the 1 minute Curve Treadmill run for distance. Two fast and furious challenges to say the least!

ALEX LESIUK'S 8 WEEK TRANSFORMATION CHALLENGE

Join Alex Lesiuk for an 8 week transformation challenge. You get professionally programmed workouts, fitness classes and nutrition coaching to help you hit your goals just in time for summer. This holistic approach will get you to where you want to go in 2020!

TRANSFORMATION CHALLENGE STARTING SOON

The Transformation Challenge will run from February 17th to April 13th and includes fitness program, nutrition package and 1 class/week all for just $375.00. Additional classes, individualized nutrition coaching and movement screening also available.

TRANSFORMATION CHALLENGE CLASSES AVAILABLE TWICE A WEEK

The great part about this challenge is that the fitness classes, run by Alex, will be available twice a week on Mondays at 7:15 pm and Fridays at 5:30 pm. To sign-up for this fun 8 week challenge, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

COUPLES THAI YOGA MASSAGE FOR VALENTINES WEEKEND

Looking to do something unique and different this Valentine's Day? Treat yourself and your significant other to a couples Thai yoga massage. This couples experience is the perfect blend of gentle restorative yoga and Thai Massage techniques. This is a 90 minute deeply therapeutic experience and feast for the senses.

WHAT IS COUPLES THAI YOGA MASSAGE?

Think gentle supportive postures, grounding hands on acupressure and passive full body stretches in a calm, relaxing environment. Embark on a journey together as you gradually release long held tensions in the body. Relaxing is a key ingredient for our wellbeing and this is a the perfect season to take a break from life – just the two of you!

SIGN UP NOW AS SPACES ARE VERY LIMITED

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for full details and to book a couples spot today for the special Valentine's price of $149.00.

NO FITNESS CLASSES ON FEBRUARY 17TH

As a friendly reminder, we will not be running any of our regularly scheduled fitness class on Monday, February 17th due to the Louis Riel Day holiday.

 

 

Canadian nationals and Para were held last week at Prairie Badminton. All WWC members that participated did well. Olivia Meier finished with gold in doubles, and silver in singles. Olivia will also be leaving this Saturday for 2 weeks to Brazil and Peru, to qualify for Paralympics

ADULT BEGINNER

Come and check out Adult Beginner Badminton. Held every Monday at 7:00 pm. All are welcome! 

UPCOMING EVENTS

The WWC Round Robin will be held Saturday, February 29th and Sunday, March 1st

PICKLEBALL

Pickleball will be played on courts 4 & 5 every Sunday from 1:30 – 3:30 pm.

February 7th: All You Can Eat Mussels!

Looking ahead to February 14th: Adult Happy Meals $10.00 - Burgers & Sandwiches are $10.00. Regular Bistro will be available in the Riverview Room.

VALENTINES DAY!

Friday, February 14th the Bistro will be offering a lovely dinner for you and your sweetheart. Reservations can be made through the front desk. 

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You’ve seen all my posts about Alex’s Double Mount Everest Challenge, heard my voice on the videos, read my emails.... but I want to speak to you from my heart.

Last week was a difficult week. We were all faced with the fragility of life when we heard of the death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, not to mention the others in a horrific helicopter crash. I spent a lot of the week trying to find good in every day.

On Saturday, February 1st I arrived to work at 7:10 am to watch Alex start his journey on the Jacobs Ladder. He had started at 7 am! He was minutes into his challenge, sweating a lot and having a fun chat with me. We did some videos and social media posts and then I did my workout in the gym. Believe me, I had the best workout of my life. I have never pushed myself harder! How could you not when you are working out alongside someone who has volunteered to go on the Jacobs Ladder for almost 2 days straight. I had a smile on my face and walked into my day with fierce determination. Alex had helped me find that good again!

I was in touch with Alex and his wife over the 2 days and I brought my son in to visit Alex on Sunday as he jumped back on. Alex felt recovered despite his hands being badly bruised and blistered. He was determined to make his voice heard through this journey to encourage people to make a difference and support cancer research through CancerCare Manitoba.

After we left my son asked me a number of times throughout the day how Alex was doing and why he was doing it. I had the opportunity to open a dialogue about the importance of fundraising and clinical research for cancer with my 7 year old son. I was so grateful.

As 6 pm rolled around, i started to touch base regularly with Alex‘s wife. He was exhausted and depleted but was going strong. Throughout the day he had many visitors and media interviews, all while climbing his mountain.

At 7:18 pm on February 2nd, Alex stepped off after completing the full ascent and descent of Mount Everest totalling 58,070 ft! I saw the video of his last step and watched him celebrate in complete exhaustion. And I cried. I couldn’t believe how emotional I was.

I have woken up with a new perspective. Anything you didn’t think you could do, you CAN! We are so proud of Alex and we're happy to support him.

Tuesday, February 4th was World Cancer Day. Alex’s work is supporting all the research being done to end this awful disease. CancerCare Manitoba has left the link open to DONATE. As of the time I wrote this article, Alex had raised over $4000 with donations still rolling in!

A THANK YOU FROM CANCERCARE MANITOBA 

CancerCare Manitoba Foundation would like to thank Alex Long and the Winnipeg Winter Club for your generous support of the Alex Long's Double Mount Everest Challenge. It was not only incredibly physically demanding but mentally and emotionally demanding as well to accomplish this challenge.

Alex, we are so grateful for your passion to start a movement of people pushing themselves to see what they can accomplish when they put their mind to it. Thank you to those that supported Alex and made donations. All funds raised will stay right here in Manitoba and help so many people touched by a cancer diagnosis. We are incredibly grateful!

Sherelle Kwan
Community Events Manager CCMF

 

Our adult drills are set to resume for the months of February and March. Adult drills for B through E level players runs on Tuesday nights from 6:30 -7:30 pm at a cost of $15/hour. At our adult drills, not only will you get a great work out but you will also learn new skills and drills to help improve your squash game and use for extra practice. If you are interested in coming out to any of our adult drills, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 24 hours in advance to register for the class.

TOURNAMENT

The MB Closed Squash Championships ran this past week in the Interior Illusions Squash Centre. The WWC was well represented in the winners circle as all of the events, except for Men's A and doubles, which were won by WWC Juniors. Congrats to everyone who participated and special mention to the following:

B Division Winner: Mohamed Elzayadi
C Division Winner: Owen Borland
D Division Winner: Ivo Thiessen
Junior 11 Winner: Taryn Znidarec
Junior 15 Winner: Owen Borland
Doubles Winners: Jonathan Borland and Conrad Erb