Home » Archives by category » Sports

Snowshoeing under full moon

  Those who wish to take part will get a chance for a real Northern experience on Nov. 25 – a snowshoe under a full moon. The Town of Hay River and NWT Centennial Library have joined forces for the Full Moon Snowshoe along the Oxbow Trail on Vale Island. Craig Edwards, a program librarian, […]

Skiers to cross big lake

If all goes well, sometime in March a group of skiers will be heading south across Great Slave Lake. “The plan is – of course, the plan might change – to leave from Yellowknife and come all the way to Hay River,” said Phil Beaupre, vice-president of the Association franco-culturelle de Hay River. The expedition […]

Read More

Soccer variant welcomed

  Futsal – a variation of indoor soccer – is being introduced to Hay River. On the evening of Nov. 7, the Hay River Elks Soccer Program opened registration for futsal each Saturday evening at the Diamond Jenness Secondary School gym. “It’s just a different version of soccer,” said Mark Miehm, a volunteer coach who […]

Read More

Hay River man to enter sports hall of fame

Heading into the final inning of fastball nationals in Richmond, B.C., Team Ontario was ahead by two against the Yellowknife Junior Merchants in the gold medal game. Two quick runs by the Merchants before the crowd of about 5,000 – larger than Kevin Daniels’ hometown of Fort Smith – tied up the game. Daniels, playing […]

Read More

Speedskating starts up

The Hay River Speed Skating Club is back on the ice and preparing for its annual camp that traditionally marks the start of the season. This year a delay getting back on the ice has pushed the camp back to the end of the month. The event from Oct. 31 to Nov. 1 is open […]

Read More

Rink back in play

The arena in Hay River is back in action after a burst pipe in the floor stalled the start of ice season for three weeks. Users were back on the ice last week, ending a drought of ice time that began earlier this year with the start of the strike. “Their first practice was Wednesday […]

Read More

Your moment of Zen, etc.

  Perhaps for the first time, people in Hay River will be shown how to meditate. Shawna Martel, a nurse and a born-and-raised resident of the community, is planning to begin sessions this week on the different forms of meditation. “I’m going to teach people,” she said. “Anybody can do meditation, anybody. It’s a simple […]

Read More

Waiting for the price

  Preparations are moving ahead for a plebiscite on borrowing money to help pay for the proposed renovations to the Don Stewart Recreation Centre. The plebiscite is set for Oct. 19 in conjunction with the municipal election. On Sept. 23, Coun. Jason Coakwell, chair of the building committee for the renovations, updated the Hay River […]

Read More

Soccer for school spirit

  As has happened every September for about a decade, soccer took over Hay River this past weekend. It was again time for the annual Hay River Elks Outdoor Soccer Tournament, which attracted school teams from all over the southern part of the NWT for games from Sept. 18 to 20. Kelly Webster, the main […]

Read More

Time to shape up

    It is one of those times of year when a new crop of fitness classes is offered by the Town of Hay River.   Five of those classes are starting or have already started this week.   “We do offer fitness classes on a seasonal basis, so we’ll do them in the fall, […]

Read More