Yellowknife snowboarder competes internationally
SOMBA K'E/YELLOWKNIFE - Andrew Matthews has been selected to represent the NWT and Canada at the snowboarding World Cup in Istanbul, Turkey this coming December.
Matthews is currently in Austria training for the big event. Due to the high costs of competing at an international level, Matthews has reached out to the Northern community and has put together a fundraising campaign to help him ride against the worlds best. The campaign gives back to his supporters with rewards such as stylish Andrew Matthews logo toques and draw prizes.
Elders gather to keep moving
SOMBA K'E/YELLOWKNIFE - The NWT Recreation and Parks Association will be hosting the annual Elders in Motion Training Gathering lunch on today at the Explorer Hotel.
Anyone who is interested in the overall health and fitness of older adults are welcome to come learn and share information.
Information about various community elder programs, tips for running and delivering programs and to simply celebrate elders and their caregivers.
Schofield looking strong
SOMBA K'E/YELLOWKNIFE - Hometown hero Jacob Schofield, forward of the Drumheller Dragons of the Alberta Junior Hockey League was announced at the Canalta Hotels Player of the Week.
Schofield is being recognized for his hard work out on the ice when he received nine points in three games when he scored three goals and six assists. He is on fire recording 12 points during a five game point streak.
The up-and-coming hockey star currently boasts 24 points in 28 games making him second on the team in scoring and a contender in the Top 20 AJHL Scoring Race.