James McCarthy | Monday, May 25, 2015
Coaching staff announced
NWT - NWT Soccer has named the head coaches that will lead Team NWT into action at the 2016 Arctic Winter Games and they all hail from Yellowknife. They are:
Tonya Huck, juvenile girls
Harji Sidhu, juvenile boys
Gina Michel, junior girls
Judon Gregory, junior boys
Rebecca Alty, intermediate girls
The teams will be playing futsal, the international version of indoor soccer.
Be a Rising Star
NWT - The territory's budding athletes are now able to apply for some financial help to assist with their training.
The Rising Star program provides funding to male athletes between the ages of 12 to 16 and female athletes from 11 to 15 to allow them to attend a sport training camp to help them improve in their chosen sport.
The camp must focus on sport specific skill development and training more so than competitions and show that it has technical, tactical and fitness training at least nine times a week.
The deadline to apply is May 31.
Tryout for golf
NWT - Golf NT is beginning the process to pick its teams for the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games in Wood Buffalo Municipality, Alta., and it begins later this month.
The team tryouts will happen at the Yellowknife Golf Club on May 30 and 31 and is open to male and female players who are 16 years of age and under as of Aug. 16 of this year.
The registration deadline is May 29.
Paralympic-sized visit to Iqaluit
IQALUIT - The Astro Theatre in Iqaluit will be playing host to My Way To Olympia, a film made by Niko von Glasow, on May 30 but it isn't your average film.
Von Glasow is renowned as one of the world's best disabled filmmakers and the movie covers the Paralympics from his point of view, which is that the event is stupid. Along the way, he meets some of those who competed at the 2012 Paralympic Summer Games in London, England, and his opinion changes.
The viewing will also include a visit by Marnie Peters, a former member of the Canadian women's wheelchair basketball team and Paralympian.
A marathon of aerobic proportions
IQALUIT - Getting fit is something we should all be doing but for those who are really up for a challenge, the Atii Fitness Centre has your thing.
The centre will be hosting a Fit-A-Thon on May 30 and will feature a full day of all things exercise. It begins at 9 a.m. with the warm-up followed by nine different sets of workouts ranging from jump rope, yoga and Pilates, among others.
It's open to members and non-members of the club.
Gone fishin' big time
KIVALLIQ - At least four fishing derbies were scheduled to be held during the May holiday weekend.
Rankin Inlet was hosting its annual cod and trout derby, while Arviat was hosting its annual trout and pike derby.
The communities of Whale Cove and Chesterfield Inlet were also scheduled to host their derbies this past weekend. Measuring had not conducted to declare the winners in any of the four derbies as of press time.
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