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Oldtimers battle it out

The biggest annual oldtimers’ hockey tournament in town continues to be as popular as ever, attracting teams from many other communities. This year, the Hay River Rusty Blades Oldtimers Tournament featured teams from five other communities for play from Feb. 5 to 7. Jeff Boyce, the main organizer for the tournament, said two teams came […]

Destination Tuktoyaktuk

  The annual Walk to Tuk challenge is underway, and a few local teams only have steps to go until they reach their goal. With 14 teams from Hay River and one on the Hay River Reserve, chances are if someone is spotted out for a walk they are tracking their mileage to put toward […]

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Curling club seeks funds

  The Hay River Curling Club has launched a multipronged fundraising effort. The goal is to collect funds to create a new environment for the club as part of the proposed renovations to the Don Stewart Recreation Centre. “We estimate we need to raise about $75,000 to complete the leasehold improvements. That’s what I’ve been […]

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Northern hockey challenge returns

  The Northern Hockey Challenge is back. Over the weekend, the Hay River Huskies played host to the Yellowknife Flyers for the first three games in the annual home-and-away series for the two senior rec hockey teams. The Flyers emerged from the weekend with two wins to take the first half of the challenge. Hay […]

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Skiing to Greenland

  Four Hay River biathletes booked their tickets to the upcoming Arctic Winter Games during territorial trials over the weekend at their home club. By succeeding at the trials, they will now be heading to the Games in Greenland in March. The four, who all made Team NWT in ski biathlon, are Kjel Crook in […]

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Getting ready to coach

    Karen Johnson Ski coaching instructor from Ski North in Yellowknife Dec. 5, 2015 Hay River Photo by Paul Bickford Northern News Services Ltd. It’s important for young people to have coaching when they are learning to ski. And that means it’s also important for the coaches to have some training. That’s what brought […]

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Homegrown programmer seeks active lifestyle for town

  Dale Loutit may be new to recreation programming with the Town of Hay River but she has experience and education in the field. And that background has given her an appreciation of how important recreation is for a community. Recreation means an improved quality of life for people, she said. “Just to be happy […]

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Snowshoeing under full moon

  Those who wish to take part will get a chance for a real Northern experience on Nov. 25 – a snowshoe under a full moon. The Town of Hay River and NWT Centennial Library have joined forces for the Full Moon Snowshoe along the Oxbow Trail on Vale Island. Craig Edwards, a program librarian, […]

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Skiers to cross big lake

If all goes well, sometime in March a group of skiers will be heading south across Great Slave Lake. “The plan is – of course, the plan might change – to leave from Yellowknife and come all the way to Hay River,” said Phil Beaupre, vice-president of the Association franco-culturelle de Hay River. The expedition […]

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Soccer variant welcomed

  Futsal – a variation of indoor soccer – is being introduced to Hay River. On the evening of Nov. 7, the Hay River Elks Soccer Program opened registration for futsal each Saturday evening at the Diamond Jenness Secondary School gym. “It’s just a different version of soccer,” said Mark Miehm, a volunteer coach who […]

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