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Coverage of the Arctic Winter Games 2018 from Hay River/Fort Smith

Team NT keeps the wins coming

It's been a profitable week in the ulu department for Team NT at the 2018 Arctic Winter Games. As of press time, the territory's best and brightest had collected 44 ulus across all sports and...

Vying for the AWG

Baker Lake, Chesterfield Inlet and Naujaat had 16 participants among the 39 athletes from nine Nunavut communities which took part in the Arctic sports territorial trials in Coral Harbour Aug. 18-20 . The trials...

Team NT hits highs at AWG

You had to know that on home soil, Team NT would come ready to be at the top as many times as possible. The team was just that as the 2018 Arctic Winter Games came...

Let the games begin!

After years of planning, work and anticipation, the 2018 South Slave Arctic Winter Games officially kicked off with flashy opening ceremonies on March 18 in the brand-new recreation centre in Hay River. Athletes from the...

Less than a week to go to the games

So what's a chef de mission to do when you're six days out from the start of the 2018 Arctic Winter Games? You simply tie up the loose ends. That's what Doug Rentmeister, Team NT's man...

AWG Performers get more than Northern exposure

Performers at the 2018 Arctic Winter Games (AWG) will now be compensated for their work. A call for performers on the AWG website stated they were looking for singers, musicians, instrumental performers, and storytellers to...

AWG PREVIEW: Let the 2018 Arctic Winter Games begin!

Wow. By the time you are reading this in News/North, the Opening Ceremonies will already be over, the torch will be lit, and the 25th Arctic Winter Games will be underway in Fort Smith and...

T-minus 48 hours and counting

“It's coming together nicely.” Those were the words of Greg Rowe, president of the 2018 Arctic Winter Games host society on Wednesday. The curtain is about to rise on the big show on Sunday with the...

Helping at two Arctic Winter Games, 40 years apart

For some volunteers in Hay River, what might have been considered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to volunteer at a hometown Arctic Winter Games has become twice in a lifetime. Rita Kovatch and Paulette Broekaert helped with...

Hay River athletes earn spots at AWG

A number of athletes from Hay River earned their way to the 2018 South Slave Arctic Winter Games at territorial trials which wrapped up Dec. 9 in Yellowknife and Fort Smith. According to information from...

Recreation centre a showcase for community

It was a low-key opening for a building that has been awaited by the community since the summer of 2016, when demolition began on the town's old rec centre. Hay River's new recreation centre opened...

Culture part of games showcase

The Arctic Winter Games is more than sports. It is also an opportunity to promote and share the cultures of the circumpolar world. And the 2018 South Slave Arctic Winter Games is no different. There are many...

AWG releases theme song

An official theme song has been released for the 2018 South Slave Arctic Winter Games. The song, called Be The Ones, was released on March 6. It was co-written and recorded by multiple Juno award-winning singer-songwriter...

AWG economic boost studied

Any group of people – large or small – dropping into the South Slave can only be good for the economy. And when about 2,000 people converge for the Arctic Winter Games, the benefits are...

Hay River ready for Arctic Winter Games 2018

After years of planning, organizers are ready for the start of the South Slave Arctic Winter Games in Hay River and Fort Smith – now just days away. "It's long days and lots of action,...

International media descend for AWG

There's really no way to know for sure, but the 2018 Arctic Winter Games may have just been one of the biggest media events ever in the South Slave. There were 58 accredited members of...

Free entry for AWG sports

Anyone wishing to see some of the sports at next month's Arctic Winter Games will be able to do so for free. "All entrance to the games and playoffs will be free of charge, first...

AWG organizers not worried about tight timeline for rec centre rebuild

The host society for the upcoming Arctic Winter Games (AWG) is not worried that Hay River's new Rec Centre won't be opening until mid-February – just a month before the start of the international...

Team NT hard at it

Who would have thought that a little sporting competition that began in 1970 would turn into one of the largest multi-sport events in the world? 2018 marks the 25th hosting of the Arctic Winter Games...

International president calls AWG a success

Not all opinions of the 2018 Arctic Winter Games carry the same weight. The most important opinion probably rests with Jens Brinch, president of the Arctic Winter Games International Committee, who liked a lot about...

AWG says more the merrier

With just over a month to go to the opening of the 2018 South Slave Arctic Winter Games, the number of volunteers has not hit the target set by the host society. However, organizers are...

AWG licence plates attract attention

The most unique and sought-after souvenirs of the South Slave Arctic Winter Games (AWG) might be – perhaps surprisingly – licence plates. But they are not just any old licence plates. They are the iconic NWT...

Health centre gears up for AWG influx

A medical plan has been created to deal with the influx of participants into Hay River next month for the 2018 South Slave Arctic Winter Games. Erin Griffiths, the CEO of the Hay River Health...

NWT claims midget boys hockey gold ulu at AWG

For most of the Northwest Territories midget boys hockey team, this was a chance at redemption from two years ago when they were bantams. They lost the gold ulu game in 2016 but this time,...

HUB NEWS BRIEFS: Still no date for rec centre

No date yet set for rec centre opening As of late last week, no date had been set for the opening of the new rec centre. "So we don't have a set date for opening, but...

AWG Igloo takes beating from sun

A Hay River woman had to battle the elements – specifically unseasonably warm temperatures and sunshine – to preserve an igloo she built as a personal project for the Arctic Winter Games. And as of...

NWT wins bantam boys gold in AWG hockey thriller

In his own words, Alex Cordero of the Northwest Territories had a bad bantam boys hockey gold ulu game and probably shouldn't have been on the ice late in the dying seconds. Good thing he...

Get your AWG tickets Friday

Guess what? Tickets will soon be on sale online for the 2018 Arctic Winter Games opening and closing ceremonies, along with the cultural gala performance! The opening ceremony, sponsored by Northwestel, will take place March...

SPORTS TALK: Not the week I was expecting it to be

I'll be honest – I was expecting the 2018 Arctic Winter Games to be a sideshow of the highest order. So many questions about how things were going to go, how the transportation would happen,...

Zhanayii Drygeese shatters AWG juvenile girls snow snake record

Zhanayii Drygeese of the Northwest Territories is the new record holder in juvenile girls snow snake thanks to her tremendous toss of 246 feet to win the gold ulu on Tuesday. The old record set...