The 27th Annual Gumboot Rally kicked off in the YK1 parking lot on Saturday morning.

The event is a major fundraiser for the Yellowknife Association for Community Living (YKACL), which supports people with disabilities and their families.

This year’s Star Wars-themed rally saw 13 teams and 65 people compete in various Gumboot games of skill with over $16,500 raised for the YKACL.

Meaghan Richens/NNSL photo. From left: Aidan Richardson, Aisling Dunn, Kassandra Rolles, Aaradhana Bhattarai and Kelly Janes formed St. Patrick High School's team at the Gumboot Rally on Saturday.Meaghan Richens/NNSL photo. Manon Dumas became a Jedi master for this year's Star Wars-themed Gumboot Rally.Meaghan Richens/NNSL photo. Celine Theriault tries her hand at basket boots while YKACL volunteers Nigel Moorhouse and Emily Richardson watch on.Meaghan Richens/NNSL photo. Emelie Peacock bowling with boots at the annual Gumboot Rally.Meaghan Richens/NNSL photo. From left: Emelie Peacock, Chris McGee, Trevor Thompson, Keven Dow and Tyler Mathieson from Moose FM formed a team of Scruffy-looking Moose Herders at the 27th annual Gumboot Rally.Meaghan Richens/NNSL photo. Aidan Richardson tries bowling for boots and just misses the friendly neighbourhood reporter taking his photo.Meaghan Richens/NNSL photo. Sylvie Hayotte-Rourke celebrates during the boot toss as her team - Queen Amadila and the Sissons Sisters - watches from the sidelines.Meaghan Richens/NNSL photo. YKACL volunteers Nigel Moorhouse and Emily Richardson were among the three dozen volunteers who helped put this year's Gumboot Rally together.Meaghan Richens/NNSL photo. Manon Radford tossing a boot at the Gumboot Rally on Saturday.

Denise Anderson earned the award for top fundraiser, Christine MacDonald earned second place for raising the second-highest total and Beyond a Reasonable Gumboot earned top team honours for raising the most funds.


Meaghan Richens

Meaghan Richens is from Ottawa, Ont., and grew up in Perth. She moved to Yellowknife in May 2018 after completing her bachelor’s degree in journalism at Carleton University. She writes about politics,...

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