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The toughest race in the world

There’s sports, and then there’s the kind of sports that Hay River native Ilona Gyapay does. That is extreme endurance cross-country skiing, like a race Gyapay recently entered for the first time in Greenland – and finished third in the women’s division. It’s called the Arctic Circle Race. “It’s been a goal of mine for […]

Hay River to get first recreation volleyball tournament in years

    For the first time in almost 20 years, Hay River will be hosting a recreation volleyball tournament late this month. Eddie Smith, who will be playing in the April 28 to 30 tournament, said it’s been a long time since such a tournament has been held in town, and he has been playing […]

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AWG working on including smaller communities in international event

It’s called the 2018 South Slave Arctic Winter Games, and organizers are still working out how to include all communities in the region in the international event. Apart from the two host communities of Hay River and Fort Smith, only the Hay River Reserve is going to host any athletic competitions – Dene games and […]

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Milestone marked for Arctic Winter Games

The president of the International Committee of the Arctic Winter Games is saying he’s glad to see his hopes realized on a recent check-up on preparations for the 2018 South Slave Arctic Winter Games. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t concerns about the finish date for the recreation centre currently in construction. The 12-member International […]

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Diamond Jenness girls capture banner

A girls’ team from Hay River returned home with a banner from the Senior Cager basketball tournament earlier this month in Yellowknife. The 19 and under girls’ team from Diamond Jenness Secondary School won the Tier 2 banner in its division at the March 3 to 5 tournament, the largest basketball competition each year in […]

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Runner crossing big lake

A famed long-distance runner from the NWT has taken on one of his most formidable challenges. Brad (Caribou Legs) Firth left Hay River on the morning of March 4 – when the temperature was -28 Celsius and the wind chill was -38 – to run across Great Slave Lake to Dettah. Firth – who prefers […]

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Polar Pond Hockey becomes only tournament of the year

Polar Pond Hockey will be returning to the Hay River from March 10 to 12 for the eighth time.

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DaRosa Cup on the way

A new indoor soccer tournament – for the futsal version of the game – will be held in Hay River in May. But it’s not just another tournament. There are a couple of things that make the Elks Futsal DaRosa Cup very special. First of all, it’s a test tournament for next year’s Arctic Winter […]

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Major hire for town

Later this month, Jim Darby will officially assume a new title as director of recreation and community services with the Town of Hay River. And until April he will have another title – or more accurately rank – as a major in the British Army. Darby explained that he served in the Royal Army Physical […]

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Curlers exceed goals at nationals

A junior women’s curling team from Hay River had two goals heading into national championships as representatives of the NWT. “Our goal was to win at least one game and keep scores close, and we won two games,” said skip Zoey Walsh. The team – also featuring third Julie Squires-Rowe, second Nicole Griffiths and lead […]

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