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No ice, no problem

Even the lack of ice could not stop a group of young hockey enthusiasts in Hay River from celebrating World Girls’ Hockey Weekend. Five girls and adult organizer Kim Ivanko celebrated with a fun game of floor ball in the gym at Harry Camsell School. “It doesn’t have to be on the ice. Obviously, we […]

National futsal coach says the North can be leader for the sport in Canada

The coach of the national men’s futsal team is impressed with the North’s interest in the sport – an indoor derivation of soccer. In fact, Kyt Selaidopoulos sees possibly big things ahead for futsal in the North. “They can be the leaders in futsal in our country, and they’re on the right track,” Selaidopoulos said […]

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Canadian national futsal coach to visit

Canada’s national futsal coach is on a visit to the NWT, which will include a stop in Hay River. Kyt Selaidopoulos, who is preparing the national men’s team for the 2020 FIFA Futsal World Cup, is visiting Yellowknife, Ndilo and Hay River from Sept. 26 to 30. Selaidopoulos is scheduled to attend the Hay River […]

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Mayor pitches skating trail

In the next couple of weeks, Mayor Brad Mapes will be pitching the idea of a skating trail on the Hay River to town council. The mayor believes it would be a popular addition to winter recreation in Hay River, using a variation of a famous line from the 1989 movie Field of Dreams to […]

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Minor hockey returning to floor ball while awaiting completion of arena

Hay River Minor Hockey will again turn to floor ball and hopefully some outdoor rinks as it awaits the opening of a new arena in the under-construction recreation centre. Pennie Pokiak, the president of Hay River Minor Hockey, said it is renting space for floor ball – also known as floor hockey – in the […]

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200 days and counting

The South Slave Arctic Winter Games (AWG) are getting closer, and organizers want to make sure people realize that. On Aug. 28, they held a 200-day countdown event in Hay River for the games, which will take place in both Hay River and Fort Smith from March 18 to 24, 2018. “It’s certainly to create […]

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Living, breathing, sleeping yoga

Hay River now has four women trained as yoga instructors and willing to pass on the secrets of the ancient physical and spiritual practice to others in the community. That is the result – and was the plan – of a three-week intensive training session that concluded on Aug. 24. Actually, six women completed the […]

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Learning the beautiful game

British Soccer was back in Hay River for the sixth year last week. It meant another week of instruction for young players. The instruction was provided by representatives of U.S.-based Challenger Sports, the number one youth soccer coaching program in North America. It was brought to town from Aug. 14 to 18 by the recreation […]

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Kayaker has greatest experience of his life on the Mackenzie River

A Chicago man who paddled away from Hay River on June 15 has successfully completed an “amazing” solo journey of the Mackenzie River. “I would say this trip was the greatest experience in my life. It really was,” said David Yanowski. “It couldn’t have been more perfect.” Yanowski contacted The Hub last week to update […]

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Coors tourney bigger than ever, hometown team take third place

Another year – this one the 35th – and another successful Coors Mixed Slo-Pitch Tournament is in the books. The tournament, held on the Civic Holiday long weekend, attracted 18 teams to Hay River, which according to Chabby Morin was a record number of teams for the event. And Morin should know, since he has […]

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