Ready to spike
SOMBA K'E/YELLOWKNIFE - With the Lawrie Hobart Memorial Volleyball Tournament in the books, the scholastic volleyball focus now turns to Junior Spike It!
The first of the NWT school volleyball championships will begin on Oct. 27 in Yellowknife and there will be plenty of teams entered in the six divisions of play. Along with Yellowknife, there are teams from Behchoko, Hay River, Fort Resolution, Fort Smith, Fort Simpson and Inuvik making the trip in.
Action will continue all weekend long with the finals for all divisions happening on Oct. 30.
Up and running
NWT - After months of working on it, the Aboriginal Sports Circle of the NWT has its new website all ready to go.
The official launch date was Oct. 14 and the site was designed by Outcrop Communications.
Aaron Wells, the Sports Circle's executive director, said there's still some small back end things which need to be worked on but the site is fully operational.
The organization had been without a working website for several months.
As well, the Sports Circle has a new face among its ranks as Jordee Reid of Yellowknife joined the staff as the programs co-ordinator on Oct. 17. Her job will be to travel to communities to help deliver programs but she's also taken on the role of updating the website and social media for the organization.
Youth ambassadors wanted
NWT - The NWT Youth Ambassadors Program is one of the territory's best exports whenever there are special events happening around the country.
The program, which is operated by the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA), is looking for those between the ages of 16 through 24 as of June 30, 2017 to apply to become part of the program. Some of the work involves representing the NWT at sporting events such as the Canada Games and the Arctic Winter Games.
You have some time to decide as the deadline to apply is Dec. 9.
Hockey for the girls
IQALUIT - The Iqaluit Amateur Hockey Association joined in with thousands of other female players around the world to get in the spirit of World Girls Hockey Weekend earlier this month at the Arnaitok Arena.
The female contingent of the association was split into two age groups - the minor females from ages four to 10 and the senior females from 11 to 18 - to play two games on Oct. 8. Each game was one hour long and a running score was kept.
The final score from both games was 27-16 for Team Red.
Sweeping toward the season
IQALUIT - Broomball is back in Iqaluit for a new season.
The Iqaluit Broomball League's opening game of the season happened at the Arnaitok Arena on Oct. 15 and drop-in players were welcome to join in. In fact, drop-in players are welcome to play but there's no guarantee of any equipment being available to those who do come.
The Arnaitok Arena will be the home base this season for the league and games are scheduled to happen every Thursday and Saturday beginning at 8 p.m. each game night.
Ready to rock the house
IQALUIT - The 2016-2017 curling season in Iqaluit is about to get underway.
The Iqaluit Curling Club will kick off its new season on Oct. 24 with the first of a week-long series of learn-to-curl clinics. The clinics are open to anyone 13 years of age and older who wants to come out and try the sport and will be facilitated by Greg Corrigan, a certified curling coach.
Following the clinics, the club's league play is set to begin on Nov. 1.