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Old Town Challenge takes place over weekend

The Old Town Challenge paintball tournament took place last Sunday, with four teams participating. Only a dozen players came out to the annual tournament this year, but with smaller teams, it made things interesting. Regular player Tristan Cross said that while he would have wished more people had come out for the afternoon tournament, it […]

Bocce ball for all

A group of seniors gathered behind Whispering Willows last week for the first lawn-games event of the summer, but certainly not the last. “I’m just happy people showed up and had fun,” said Emma Harper, recreation programmer for the municipality. “Everyone can play bocce ball, but sometimes it’s nice to have someone else organize something, […]

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Defending champs take annual slo-pitch tourney

Between organizing the tournament and playing herself, president of the local mixed slo-pitch league Rachel Daigneault-Durocher said she had a few opportunities to watch games, and from what she could see, there was some really good, competitive ball played over the weekend. “Everything has been going really well. It’s been a good year for the […]

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Handgames a hit

With more than 20 teams and about 600 people, the latest precursor to the K’atlodeeche First Nation’s annual assembly was an overwhelming success. “I’m really proud of our people and our community,” said Chief Roy Fabian. “There’s been a great response, with teams coming from all over, and just people here to spectate too.” In […]

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Hay River athletes shine at international games

The Northwest Territories certainly sent a winning team to the North American Indigenous Games last week, including more than 20 athletes from Hay River. The team finished in fifth place out of 20 overall with a total of 46 medals – seven of them gold. Hay River athletes contributed with wins in athletics and riflery, […]

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Soccer camp gaining steam

The Challenger Soccer Camp – perhaps better known as British soccer camp – was back in Hay River for another year last week, drawing record numbers. “It’s just growing and growing,” said Michelle Staszuk, organizer for the newly revitalized Elks soccer program. “This seems to have been the highest turnout so far.” With approximately 60 […]

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Team NWT heads to games

Nearly two dozen young athletes from Hay River will be travelling to Regina later this month to take part in the North American Indigenous Games, where they will meet and test themselves against aboriginal athletes from all over the continent. “It’s going to be a great opportunity for them to learn about other aboriginal cultures […]

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Fun on the run at falls

The Hay River Road Runners Club will be taking off for a new challenge this weekend with a five-kilometre fun run at Alexandra Falls. “It’s all about building community and being active,” said Emma Harper, recreation programmer for the municipality. “That’s why we started the run club in the first place –  to give people […]

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Like attracts like

The competition to be named for male and female athlete of the year award is fierce at sport-oriented Diamond Jenness Secondary School, but that didn’t stop one couple from winning together. “I was pretty surprised to get it,” said Brooke Schaefer, who was presented with the female athlete of the year award at the convocation […]

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Slo-pitch back for another strong season

With even more teams on the roster than last year, the Hay River Mixed Slo-pitch League is growing again – both in size and popularity. “We have pretty much the same goals as last year,” said president of the league Rachel Daigneault-Durocher. “We want people to come out, have fun and play some good ball.” […]

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