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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 […]

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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Table tennis making way to Arctic Winter Games

Initially left out of the plans for the 2018 South Slave Arctic Winter Games, table tennis has now been added to the list of sports for the international event. That announcement was made in a June 7 news release from Greg Rowe, the president of the host society for the Games, which will be co-hosted […]

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‘Awesome’ sportsmanship

There were many examples of good sportsmanship during play at the NWT Track and Field Championships held in Hay River from June 1 to 3. However, perhaps the most remarkable examples of good sportsmanship occurred after the events had ended. On the afternoon of June 3, competitors gathered in Diamond Jenness Secondary School for the […]

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Volunteers ready for NWT Track and Field action

Once again this year, things worked pretty much like clockwork as the community prepared for the NWT Track and Field Championships. That sort of thing happens after 26 years straight hosting the event, and 400 people volunteering to help out. “There’s just never a doubt,” said Jill Taylor, the co-ordinator for volunteers with the organizing […]

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AWG organizers update council on preparations

The organizers of the 2018 South Slave Arctic Winter Games have updated town council on their progress. Greg Rowe, the president of the host society, and Todd Shafer, the general manager of the Games, appeared before council on May 16. “Given the calendar of events of where we’re going to be over the next six […]

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Young bowlers on the rise

Youth Bowling Canada (YBC) has wrapped up a successful season in Hay River. The program for young bowlers from four to 19 years of age held its season-ending event on May 14 at Lizard’s Lounge & Lanes. Pravina Bartlett, one of two coaches and program directors with Youth Bowling Canada in Hay River, described the […]

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AWG general manager hired

A name familiar to people in Hay River is now general manager of the 2018 South Slave Arctic Winter Games. Todd Shafer – the director of recreation with the Town of Hay River from 2002 to 2005 – has been hired for the job. “I’m honoured to play a role in this incredible adventure and […]

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Minor hockey wraps up season in style

Hay River Minor Hockey has wrapped up its season in style. It held an end-of-season dinner on April 27 for about 300 people on the now ice-free surface of the arena. And if that was not enough, former NHL star Theo Fleury – a Stanley Cup winner with the Calgary Flames and an Olympic gold […]

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