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Reflecting on the Western Canada Summer Games

When track and field coach Kenzie McDonald travelled to the Western Canada Summer Games in Swift Current, Sask., this month, it was the culmination of months of training. He arrived on August 13, and met...
Cameron Courtoreille rolls over Tom Haight of Manitoba for the pin during their match at the Western Canada Summer Games in Swift Current, Sask., on Aug. 16. Courtoreille captured bronze on Sunday by beating Haight for a second time by pinfall. photo courtesy of Rob Hart

Cameron Courtoreille pins down medal no. 6 at Western Canada Summer Games

The 10th and final day of the Western Canada Summer Games in Swift Current, Sask., on Sunday saw Team NT pick up its sixth medal of the event. Cameron Courtoreille of Yellowknife was the final...
Nicolas Bennett of Yellowknife, left, Zachary Horton of Hay River, Bryce Smith of Hay River and Stryden Hult-Griffin of Inuvik captured a bronze medal for Team NT in the boys medley relay in track and field at the Western Canada Summer Games in Swift Current, Alta., on Saturday. photo courtesy of Rob Hart

Boys relay team wins track and field bronze at Western Canada Summer Games

Another day, another bronze medal for Team NT at the Western Canada Summer Games in Swift Current, Sask., this time on the track. The team of Nicolas Bennett of Yellowknife, Bryce Smith of Hay River,...

Medal no. 4 for Team NT at Western Canada Summer Games

Team NT's medal count at the Western Canada Summer Games is officially at four with the latest podium result coming in tennis. Ofira Duru and Monika Kunderlik, both from Yellowknife, snagged themselves a bronze medal...
Fiona Huang of Hay River, left, is neck-and-neck with Anok Tiordit of Alberta down the stretch in the heats of the girls 400-metre dash at the Western Canada Summer Games in Swift Current, Sask., on Thursday. photo courtesy of Rob Hart

Close calls and court success on Thursday at Western Canada Summer Games

Thursday at the Western Canada Summer Games in Swift Current, Sask., featured plenty of almost and a dash of how-about-that. Track and field got underway on Thursday and it started off with a bang as...
Nick Rivet, second from left, walks on as part of the officiating crew prior to the start of action at the Western Canada Summer Games in Swift Current, Sask., on Aug. 10. Rivet became the first-ever NWT soccer referee to have an on-field role at the Games. photo courtesy of 2019 Western Canada Summer Games

Nick Rivet makes NWT soccer history at Western Canada Summer Games

Among all of the hustle and bustle of the Western Canada Summer Games in Swift Current, Sask., it's easy to forget that there are officials who make sure the contests happen in a fair...
Kevin Santos goes in for a lay-up against Yukon during the round-robin match-up between the two teams at the Western Canada Summer Games in Swift Current, Sask., on Sunday. The boys took down Yukon again on Monday, this time to advance to the bronze medal game on Tuesday versus Manitoba.

Basketball teams fall short at Western Canada Summer Games

The last chances for a medal in phase of the Western Canada Summer Games have come and gone for Team NT. Both the boys and girls teams were on court Tuesday morning in the bronze...
Leo Konge, left, shows off his hardware - one gold and two bronze - that hes won at the Western Canada Summer Games in Swift Current, Sask., as coach Jane Mooney gives the thumbs-up. He won gold in the 50-metre butterfly on Sunday.

Leo Konge becomes golden boy at Western Canada Summer Games

Just when you thought Leo Konge's Western Canada Summer Games adventure couldn't get any better, it did on Sunday. Day 3 for Team NT at the Games in Swift Current, Sask., was a history-making one...
Naomi Yukon of Deline leads Team NT into the Western Canada Summer Games opening ceremony in Swift Current, Sask., on Friday evening.

Western Canada Summer Games get underway

The wait is over for Team NT and Team Nunavut. The territory's latest sporting venture is underway as the Western Canada Summer Games got underway in Swift Current, Sask., yesterday morning. Yesterday morning because it...
Ian McDonald of Iqaluit, right, will get the honour of carrying in the Nunavut flag at the Western Canada Summer Games opening ceremony in Swift Current, Sask., on Friday evening. photo courtesy of Thorsten Gohl

Iqaluit’s Ian McDonald named Nunavut flag bearer for Western Canada Summer Games opening ceremony

Ian McDonald of Iqaluit is going to make history this weekend when he becomes one of the first four Nunavummiut to play in a competitive game of beach volleyball. Before that happens, McDonald got one...
Naomi Yukon was chosen to be the flag bearer for Team NT at the Western Canada Summer Games opening ceremony this evening in Swift Current, Sask. photo courtesy of Aaron Wells

Naomi Yukon marches them in at Western Canada Summer Games

When Team NT marches into the Western Canada Summer Games opening ceremony this evening in Swift Current, Sask., they will do so under the lead of Naomi Yukon. Yukon, who plays with the girls basketball...
Crystal Kisakye, seen during the Sherwood Park Track Classic in Alberta last month, is part of the track and field team competing at the Western Canada Summer Games, which get going on Friday. photo courtesy of Rob Hart

Countdown begins to start of 2019 Western Canada Summer Games for Team NT

In less than 72 hours, the territory's best and brightest young athletes will be donning the colours and hitting the playing field/court/sand/track in the latest adventure for Team NT. It's the Western Canada Summer Games...
The Western Canada Summer Games girls volleyball team wrapped up their time in Halifax at the Canada Cup this past Sunday, where they ended up 12 th overall in Division 2. They are, front row from left, head coach Darren Horn, Brianna Brenton, Ashley Matesic, Emily Carroll, Katie Genge, Jennifer Lalonde and assistant coach Reilly MacNeil; back row from left, assistant coach Mike Thompson, Tanisha Steinwand, Jackie Ramirez, Brianna Helyar, Allana Zettler, Kierra McDonald, Kyra McDonald and Katherine Smallwood. photo courtesy of Darren Horn

Western Canada Summer Games girls volleyball squad warms up at Canada Cup

The Canada Cup junior volleyball tournament had never had a team from North of 60 as part of its line-up. That is until the Western Canada Summer Games girls squad made an appearance this year...
Paul Reid lunges to dig a serve during the Western Canada Summer Games boys volleyball team's training camp at St. Pat's Gymnasium on Sunday. James McCarthy/NNSL photo

Western Canada Summer Games boys squad finish first of two training camps ahead of...

Indoor volleyball is one of those sports where the NWT will play every other province and territory at the Western Canada Summer Games in Swift Current, Sask., next month. So it should come as no...
Hannah Courtoreille, seen during the NWT Track and Field Championships in Hay River last month, will be part of the track and field team heading to the Western Canada Summer Games next month. NNSL file photo

Athletics NWT names 24-person roster for Western Canada Summer Games

It will be the single-largest team making the trip to the Western Canada Summer Games and the goal is to simply be the best in the NWT. A total of 24 athletes from around the...
Gina Michel, left, head coach of the Western Canada Summer Games girls soccer team, talks with her players during a break in the action in Ventura, California on Wednesday. The girls and boys teams are in California for a training camp, which wraps up on Monday. photo courtesy of Don Stewart

Soccer teams ramp it up in California

The 2019 Western Canada Summer Games in Swift Current, Sask., are little more than a month away and the real preparation is starting to begin. For the soccer teams, that means a southern trip to...