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Santa’s helpers hit pavement

While most holiday traditions involve indoor feats of gastronomic endurance, some are looking to kick off a new and healthier Christmas custom this year. “Sometimes we need an event to motivate us to get up and out of the house,” said organizer Sherry Ringuette. “I asked the Hay River running club what they thought of […]

Shuttles at the ready

More than 100 athletes came out to this year’s badminton tournament at Diamond Jenness Secondary School, making it the biggest year yet. “It draws a lot of players,” said Anna Cunningham, who works at the school and enjoyed supporting local athletes over the two-day tournament last Friday and Saturday. “I know something like three-quarters of […]

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Atoms go home happy

The Don Stewart Recreation Centre welcomed seven atom hockey teams over the weekend for their annual tournament, sponsored by the Hay River Elks Club. “We got lots of positive feedback,” tournament organizer Pennie Pokiak told The Hub. “Everyone seemed to have a good time, and everything went off without a hitch.” Teams came from Yellowknife, […]

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Curling seeing a comeback

The junior girls’ curling team has their sights set high this year, but it will take a lot of hard work to get there. Katherine Lenoir, Julie Rowe, Elizabeth Sperry, Ashley Rowe and Amanda Roach are set to head to the territorial championships in Fort Smith next month, and then — hopefully — on to […]

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Craft show with a twist

A tradition can hardly support the name if it’s not passed on, something those at the Yamozha Kue Society, more commonly known as the Dene Cultural Institute, knows all too well. “There are so much beautiful things you can do, even learning songs and stories,” said Georgina Fabian last week. “But kids these days are […]

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Students take reins

Ecole Boreale students have added another sport to their growing roster, taking up basketball in the hopes of fielding a team to go to the popular Cagers tournament in Yellowknife this February with a grade 11 coach taking at the helm. The mixed boys and girls team of 10, 11, and 12-year olds practises Thursdays […]

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Elks kick soccer indoors

There is snow on the ground, but with Elks’ Soccer heading indoors, children don’t have to put up their shinpads for the season. “I’m hoping to see year-round development with these guys,” coach Daniel DaRosa told The Hub during last week’s scrimmage at the Princess Alexandra Middle School gym Thursday night. “The best thing has […]

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A simulated Canada Winter Games

The NWT boys’ hockey team is pulling out all the stops to prepare for the upcoming Canada Winter Games. That includes even participating in a men’s rec tournament at home beginning on Nov. 21 with the idea of getting the players used to travelling to attend a big event. “We’ll try to simulate the Canada […]

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Like a mouse in a maze

  The Zamboni holds a hallowed place in Canadian culture. There have even been songs praising the glories of the iconic ice cleaning and flooding machine, and many people – without the skills to make it to the NHL – can still dream of driving a Zamboni in a big-league rink. But what is it […]

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New ball diamond a home run

After nearly a decade, the new ball diamond at the Pine Point Ballpark is now a reality. “Lots of ideas come and go, but when a community group and users talk about wanting something for 10 years in a row, it’s great to see it finally get done,” said Jason Coakwell, chair of the recreation […]

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