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Triathlon and half-marathon attract impressive numbers

Last September, the Great Hay River Triathlon attracted 39 participants, which was a surprisingly large number for an event that has been held most years since 2008. And, it now seems that impressive turnout was not an aberration because a Great Hay River Triathlon and Half-Marathon on June 24 also attracted very solid numbers. There […]

A walk over lunchtime

A lunchtime walking program has begun on the track at Diamond Jenness Secondary School. The exercise initiative began on June 14, when 10 people showed up for the first of the walking sessions, which are held from noon to 1 p.m. on specific days. Dale Loutit, the recreation programmer with the Town of Hay River, […]

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Bowling extravaganza for Canada 150

A unique way to celebrate Canada 150 will take place in Hay River on June 17. That will be by bowling at Lizard’s Lounge & Lanes. “We’re just celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday,” said Tracy Cross Gauthier, the manager of Lizard’s Lounge & Lanes. “So we want to organize a bowling extravaganza to bowl 150 games. […]

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Lots of kicks at DaRosa Cup

The first-ever Elks Futsal DaRosa Cup turned out to be a big success on the last weekend of May. Twelve teams participated in the indoor soccer tournament, held from May 26 to 28 in the gym of Diamond Jenness Secondary School. “It was outstanding,” said Shelley Maher, who was involved in the tournament as a […]

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Talking everything dog sledding

Thirty or so mushers gathered in Hay River over the weekend to talk about racing sled dogs. They were participating in the 2017 NWT Sled Dog Symposium, believed to be the first gathering of its kind in Hay River. “The whole purpose of a symposium is to exchange tips and ideas,” said Fort Providence’s Susan […]

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Fastpitch revival

A new two-team men’s fastpitch league – also called a summer series of games – is about to launch in Hay River. “We have two teams that are defined and have been formed,” said Glenn Smith, the organizer of the new league and captain of one of the teams, the Diggerz Dodgers. The other team […]

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Bringing home bronze from swim meet

Two swimmers from Hay River returned home with medals from a recent swim meet in Yellowknife. Thirteen-year-old Ryann Hendrickson and eight-year-old Sebastian Berrub both captured overall bronze medals in their age categories at the second-annual Konge Construction Spring Invitational swim meet, held from May 13 to 15. Hendrickson noted she swam in seven separate races […]

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Seniors do town proud at Super Soccer in Yk

Hay River teams at the Senior Super Soccer tournament in Yellowknife returned home with no banners but still did themselves proud. The teams from Diamond Jenness Secondary School and Ecole Boreale often made it to the finals or semifinals in their divisions at the May 3 to 7 tournament. The U19 girls’ team from Diamond […]

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Super soccer players learn and have fun

Hay River was well represented at the Junior Super Soccer tournament in Yellowknife from April 26 to 30. And while the teams did not bring home any banners, they did return with a lot of good soccer experience and great memories of the tournament for Grades 6-8. Princess Alexandra School sent four teams – boys […]

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Skateboard supporters re-elected

The complete executive of the Hay River BMX/Skate Park Association has been returned for another year after the organization’s annual general meeting on April 24. “It’s nice to have the continuity,” said Louise Schumann, who is back as president. Schumann said she was “absolutely” pleased that everyone on the executive returned. That includes vice-president Sharmayne […]

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