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Coors tourney bigger than ever, hometown team take third place

Another year – this one the 35th – and another successful Coors Mixed Slo-Pitch Tournament is in the books. The tournament, held on the Civic Holiday long weekend, attracted 18 teams to Hay River, which according to Chabby Morin was a record number of teams for the event. And Morin should know, since he has […]

Paddling event evolves

Suddenly and somewhat surprisingly, kayaking on the Hay River appears to have become a popular thing to do this summer. In fact, a Town of Hay River recreation program had to be revamped because of a large increase in participation compared to last summer. Dale Loutit, the town’s recreation programmer, explained she began the summer […]

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Golf tourney raises green for wellness

A new charitable sporting event has made its first appearance at the Hay River Golf Course. That is the Aurora Group of Companies 1st Annual Charity Golf Invitational, which was held on July 29. The event raised money for the Health & Wellness Foundation of Hay River. “Basically, it’s an opportunity for us to give […]

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Heat puts up a fight

Hay River hosted the annual Territorial Senior Men’s Fastpitch Championships over the weekend. And when all the dust had settled from running the bases, the Yellowknife Blue Jays emerged the champions. They beat the Yellowknife Trappers in the final game on July 23 by a score of 10-8. Organizer Glenn Smith was pleased with the […]

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Kids learn beautiful game

Once again this year, Summer Soccer is teaching the fundamentals of the game to the very young. And, even though the youngsters sometimes seem more interested in running around and playing their own games, they are learning some of the skills of the beautiful game. Two groups of the youngest children in the Elks Soccer […]

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Learning to teach yoga

The Town of Hay River is hoping to establish a group of yoga teachers in the community. And to accomplish that goal, it has organized an intensive yoga teacher training session from Aug. 1 to 24. “The plan is to build a base of instructors,” said James Darby, the recreation director with the Town of […]

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Porritt Landing to get facelift

A major revitalization is about to begin at Porritt Landing. James Darby, the recreation director with the town, updated town council on the project at its June 26 meeting. “The project is about to start quite quickly,” he told councillors. “So you’re probably going to see some work starting as early as July.” The project […]

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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 […]

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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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