About Us
Recreation Services is part of the Active Living department within the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management at the University of Manitoba.  We provide membership and recreational programming opportunities for 29,000 U of M students, U of M faculty & staff, alumni and for the general public at both our Fort Garry and Bannatyne campus locations. 

Recreation Services offers over 1 million square feet of buildings and spaces dedicated to fitness, sport and leisure.  In early 2015, the University of Manitoba opened the newest and most advanced fitness and recreation center in the province of Manitoba.  At over 100,000 square feet and across four floors, the Active Living Centre inspires Manitobans to make life vibrant, rewarding and fun. 

In addition to our world-class facilities, Recreation Services offers a diverse and affordable programming menu that can contribute to improved personal health and wellbeing.  Instructional programs, Intramural Sports and Personal Training and Assessment Services are just some of the programming areas that meet the needs of our diverse markets.  Our efforts are focused on activities that create positive social interaction and promote healthy lifestyles for our patrons.

Recreation Services has been offering quality programs and services for over 85 years!

Our Mission

To provide accessible, educational and enjoyable recreational experiences that benefit the campus and surrounding communities.

Our Vision

We will be recognized as innovators in leisure and recreation and through our programming and facilities, we will develop communities that live actively so they may live better.

Our Team

Christian Customer Service Supervisor
Fort Garry Campus
Christian Rowson

Kori Climbing Coordinator
Fort Garry Campus
Kori Cuthbert
Tanya Director of Recreation Services
Fort Garry Campus
Tanya Angus

Fitness & Program Coordinator
Fort Gary Campus
Faralee Wilson

Heather Bailey Assistant Fitness & Program Coordinator
Fort Garry Campus
Heather Bailey
Adam Assistant Fitness Training & Assessment Coordinator
Adam Toffan

Jen Hurrie Coordinator Health Promotion & Assessment Services
Fort Garry Campus
Jen Hurrie
MG  Assistant Coordinator Intramurals, Clubs & Leagues
Fort Garry Campus
Matthew Gerardy


Marketing Coordinator
Fort Garry Campus
Kyle Sokoloski


Ashley Membership Coordinator
Fort Garry Campus
Ashley Rees
Kerri Supervisor, Joe Doupe Recreation Centre
Bannatyne Campus
Kerri Chase
Andrea Fitness & Training Coordinator
Bannatyne Campus
Andrea Dietrich




NIRSA logo

Recreation Services is an Institutional Member of NIRSA.  NIRSA is a leader in higher education and the advocate for the advancement of recreation, sport, and wellness by providing educational and developmental opportunities, generating and sharing knowledge, and promoting networking and growth for its members.


CSEP Certification

The Active Living Centre is a CSEP Certified Fitness Centre (CSEP-CFC), the highest caliber of fitness facilities and physiology labs in Canada. The CSEP-CFC designation recognizes facilities who employ qualified exercise professionals, follow evidence-based assessment and training protocols and meet CSEP standards for operating procedures and safety.


Statement of Inclusivity

At the University of Manitoba, we are committed to equity of access and opportunity for all members, U of M students, faculty and staff. We welcome you to a diverse and inclusive environment where everyone—from all backgrounds and perspectives—is respected, valued, and can enjoy an exceptional experience.