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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 […]

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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Speedskating kicks off

Last weekend kicked off the speedskating season in Hay River, drawing 24 young people out to the newly laid ice surface for a two-day workshop with David Gilday. “We always try to make it a South Slave invitational event,” said coach Harry Scheper. “We got four from Simpson this year, and I heard through the […]

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Hub hosts Elks Soccer

Close to 30 teams and hundreds of players flooded Hay River last weekend for the annual Elks Outdoor Soccer tournament, with home teams holding their own against visitors from Yellowknife, the Deh Cho and the South Slave. While teams from Yellowknife’s Ecole St. Patrick won many divisions, teams from Princess Alexandra and a combined team […]

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X-Games take off in new location

Crowds gathered, speeches were given and ribbons were cut at the opening of the fourth annual Hay River X-Games last Saturday, but the action really got started when participants took to the course. “I love it,” said Jacob Harder, a competitor in both the scooter and bike events. “There are way more ramps and better […]

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Slo-pit wraps up

The slo-pitch season wrapped up this past weekend following a mixed tournament. “It’s been a great year,” said league president Rachel Daigneault-Durocher. “We’ve had a lot of fun, played a lot of ball, and had a great time.” Only seven out of the 10 local teams played in this year’s finals, but Daigneault-Durocher said that […]

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