Special Events

Winter Road Trip

Dogsledding and Skiing/ Snowboarding

Paradise doesn’t have to be tropical… the snow and mountains are calling! This two-day trip allows you to experience dogsledding and skiing/snowboarding in the majestic Canadian Rockies. From mushing a sled with furry huskies to the great downhill terrain at Lake Louise Ski Resort, you won’t want to miss this incredible weekend getaway.

Registration is in person only and opens at 7 a.m. on Monday, January 30, 2017. You need your student ID card, health care information, and must be 18 years of age or older. This trip is only open to MacEwan University students who have paid their Sport and Wellness Fee* and registration is on a first-come first-served basis. No experience is required.

All registrants must attend a mandatory meeting on Monday, February 6, 2017 from 5 – 6 p.m. in Room 8-211.

*Enrolled in 6 or more credits/term.

This program is non-refundable.

Code Day Dates Price Location
90745 Sat-Sun Feb 11-12 F-$125 Banff & Lake Louise
90746 Sat-Sun Feb 11-12 M-$125 Banff & Lake Louise


MacEwan vs NAIT Challenges

There’s nothing like a bit of friendly competition against our friends across the LRT tracks! Join your fellow MacEwan students, staff, faculty, and alumni as we attempt to run further, bike harder, and outshine NAIT! All Challenges are FREE for students and members and are aimed at helping you Find Your Awesome!

March Madness Group Fitness Challenge

Lace-up your runners MacEwan, and take a break from the TV. For the month of March, attend as many group fitness classes as you can and enter your name into the draw each time you participate. Registered programs and value-added classes all count towards this school-based challenge. Prizes will be awarded to the individuals who attend the most amount of group fitness classes in March. Winners announced April 1, no joke!

Mar 1-31 • MUSW Fitness Centre & Pool

“Sneak It In” Week

With exams looming and the semester gearing down, ParticipACTION is encouraging everyone (both staff and students) to step away from their desks and sneak in some physical activity! From April 3-7, track your time spent engaging in aerobic physical activity and enter your name into the dropbox at the Sport and Wellness fitness centre desk. All forms of cardio count towards this time-based challenge!

Apr 3-7 • MUSW Fitness Centre & Pool

Yoga Rave

Namaste! Or should we say “Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat”! This one of-a-kind event pairs the healthy lifestyle of yoga with the fun-filled atmosphere of a rave. Qualified yoga instructors will lead participants through various yoga poses while local DJ’s spin hard-hitting beats. Reserve your spot at the Welcome Desk; spots are limited! Participation in the event is by cash donation and all proceeds go toward student mental health initiatives through Jack.org.

Check out the University of Victoria’s Yoga Rave from last year for an idea of what the event looks like.

Code Day Time Dates Price Location
90738 Thu 7-9 p.m. Jan 19 Donation for Mental Health Paul Byrne Hall, Building 9, MacEwan University

Yoga Rave FAQs

Where can I register?
Please pre-register at the Welcome Desk* at MacEwan University in Building 8. Registration is open until 4pm on Tuesday Jan 17, 2016.
* All non-MacEwan guests can contact Jess to pre-register.

Will there be tickets available at the door?
Yes. However, those who pre-registered will have priority entrance. All remaining spots will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Spots are subject to capacity, so arrive early! This event is open to students, staff, faculty, and the public!

What time will doors be open?
Doors will be open at 6:30pm for guests who pre-registered. Entrance for the remaining spots will begin at 7:00pm. Come early to sign a Waiver and Model Release Form (formality when planning events that have an exercise/dance component).

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Although this is a dry event, guests must be 18+ to attend. Valid photo ID must be presented at the time of sign-in.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Bring your ID, a YOGA MAT, and yourself! Wear white, brightly coloured clothing or fun costumes if you like, as there is black lighting and glow in the dark paint!
Please do NOT bring glass water bottles or large gym bags.

Where is Paul Byrne Hall?
Paul Byrne Hall is located in room 9-115 of the Robbins Health Learning Centre (Building 9) at MacEwan University City Centre Campus. Access to this hall is from the 2nd floor West staircase of the building.  The address is: 10524 110 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 3C5

What time does the Yoga/Dance portion of the event start?
Our guest instructors will start the yoga portion at 7:30pm. Prior to this, have some fun with body paint and glow sticks!
Is there anything to do after the Yoga Rave is over?
Yes! Stay and dance to the DJ’s sounds, get your tarot cards read, more body painting, and snacks and treats.

Will I receive a printed ticket to the event?
No, please bring photo ID which we will match to our “Guest List”
What charitable organization is my donation going towards?
Entrance to this unique event is by cash donation and all proceeds go toward student mental health initiatives through Jack.org MacEwan Chapter.

How can I contact the organizers with any questions?
Jess Walker 780-497-4022
Jenni Varughese 780-497-5411

Schedules & Guides
Aquatic & Fitness Classes

More videos available at youtube.com/MacEwanWellness