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Chase for the Ace going strong

It seems Hay River has a new favourite game – chasing one elusive card. The Chase the Ace fundraiser, which was launched in January by the Hay River Curling Club, is still going strong, and creating more excitement each Friday evening as the main jackpot and weekly prizes keep climbing. On Aug. 19, the holder […]

Great Hay River Triathlon returns

If anyone is looking for a sports challenge, the Town of Hay River has just the thing for you. Once again this year, the town is presenting The Great Hay River Triathlon on Sept. 10. “It’s a great way to promote more physical fitness and healthy active living,” said Ashley Coombs, the town’s aquatics supervisor, […]

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Paintball aims for revival

An initiative is underway to get the sport of paintball back to its glory days in Hay River. That would be just a couple of years ago when 30 or more people would turn out to play. The recreation department of the Town of Hay River held learn to play paintball events on July 30 […]

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Oreos make it to the final

A Hay River team made it to the final game of the 34th annual Coors Mixed Slo-Pitch tournament over the weekend. The Oreos came that close but lost 15-5 in the final to the Dettah Devils. “We got second place and we were all pretty pleased with it,” said Brian (Chabby) Morin, the player/coach and […]

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KFN hosts Mackenzie Youth Summer Games for first time

For the first time ever, the Hay River Reserve has played host to the Mackenzie Youth Summer Games. The event, which was held over three days from July 5 to 7, attracted 63 participants from several communities. The games for children aged eight to 14 years were organized by Sharon Pekok, the recreation director with […]

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Rec Centre reflections

As work has started to tear down and then rebuild the Don Stewart Rec Centre, many people – both current and former residents of Hay River – are reminiscing about a building that was a big part of their lives. Among those reminiscing is Ron Cook, who was the recreation director with the Town of […]

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Fastpitch grows as new field opens

Canada Day served as a kind of christening for the new Pine Point ball diamond by Hay River fastpitch players. The field saw its first fastpitch game, a fun competition between the Hay River Heat and a second team assembled with spare players and slo-pitch softball players. The for-fun game was the third of roughly […]

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Ballpark maintenance criticized

The maintenance of public green spaces and parks has become a hot topic for a few Hay River residents. John and Tracy Hill, who are involved in ball leagues, are asking questions about the standards set for the community’s image. They say the parks have been seeing decreased maintenance over the last few years, but […]

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Culture camp gets sporty for the summer

Culture is actually right there in the name of the Summer Culture Camp 2015 but sports will also be a big component of the activities being offered for youngsters by Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre. The camp, which starts on July 4 and runs to Aug. 26, will feature numerous sports. “We go swimming twice a […]

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Soccer talent search scoops players

A search for soccer talent for next year’s Canada Summer Games has made a stop in Hay River. The 2017 Canada Summer Games identification camp visited from June 17 to 19 and attracted players from a number of communities. A half-dozen male players from Hay River participated in the camp, and just one female from […]

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