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Prime minister invited to AWG

A pitch was made last week to attract some serious political star power to next year’s Arctic Winter Games. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was invited to attend the games during his stop in Yellowknife on Feb. 10. The invitation was personally extended by Hay River Mayor Brad Mapes, Fort Smith Mayor Lynn Napier-Buckley and Greg […]

‘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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Games planning underway

The competition has closed, the papers have been signed, and now all that’s left is to put on the largest sporting event the South Slave has ever seen. “Moving forward, we’re looking at getting everybody on track, asking the key people to step up,” said host committee president Greg Rowe. “We want to go through […]

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AWG agreement signed

Politicians and delegates gathered at the arbour on the K’atlodeeche First Nation last Wednesday to mark the occasion that will kick off the planning of the 2018 Arctic Winter Games to be hosted in Hay River and Fort Smith. “We’re looking forward to handing things over to our host society,” said Mayor Andrew Cassidy. “There’s […]

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South Slave takes Arctic Winter Games

  Hay River and Fort Smith have won the right to co-host the 2018 Arctic Winter Games prompting a series of cheers from those present when the news spread March 18. Arctic Winter Games International Committee made its decision known in a telephone call to the mayors of the two host communities and Inuvik, which […]

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Some sports unsure of bid proposal

While the bid process for Hay River and Fort Smith to host the 2018 Arctic Winter Games continues, not all clubs are entirely on board. “People are asking us what we think of hosting the games,” said Hay River Ski Club committee member Chuck Lirette. “But at this point, we don’t really know what we’re […]

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Arctic Winter Games hosting bid process begins in earnest

The bid process for the South Slave to host the 2018 Arctic Winter Games is underway and organizers are looking to beef up their ranks of volunteers. “We don’t want to be closing any doors,” said Greg Rowe, chair of the bid committee. “It’s not an exclusive group by any means.” The effort involves putting […]

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Wrapping up in Fairbanks

The 2014 Arctic Winter Games are now committed to history and Hay River’s best and brightest certainly didn’t disappoint in Fairbanks, Alaska. As a town, 16 athletes came away with some sort of hardware from their chosen sports, such as Brooke Schaefer, who won a bronze uluit in badminton thanks to a win in the […]

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AWG off to a mixed start

So far, so good for the boys curling team at the Arctic Winter Games in Fairbanks, Alaska. The team skipped by Logan Gagnier evened out their record at 1-1, thanks to a 9-4 win over Nunavut on March 17. The win came on the heels of a 9-2 loss to Alberta North the day before. […]

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Warming up for AWG

The NWT’s best midget players hit the ice together last weekend to get in a few practices as a team before heading off to Fairbanks, Alaska, next month for the Arctic Winter Games. The boys played one game against a team from Hay River’s rec hockey league Feb. 21, then two games against the La […]

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