Dene games a big part of the Arctic Winter Games

February 8, 2018
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Gillian Furniss of William McDonald School lets fly during the snowsnake event as part of the Traditional Games Championships at William McDonald Field on Feb. 25.

Dene games is something we’re used to seeing a lot of in Yellowknife. Each year, the Aboriginal Sports Circle of the NWT organizes the Traditional Games Championships, which includes a Dene games component.

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Tough slog for Kerry Galusha

February 6, 2018
photo courtesy of Team Galusha
Team NWT wrapped up its time at the 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Penticton, B.C., on Feb. 2 with a 9-7 win over Prince Edward Island in the placement round. They are, from left, Shona Barbour, Sarah Koltun of Whitehorse, Kerry Galusha and Megan Koehler.

It’s often heard that the hockey gods don’t shine down on you from time to time.

There must be such a thing as curling gods as well, because they weren’t shining down on Kerry Galusha in Penticton, B.C.

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Food First Foundation wins hockey fundraiser

February 6, 2018 - Yellowknife
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Charles Wyman watches his shot get stopped by Cold Cash Greenbacks goaltender Chris Pedersen during the Montreal Canadiens Alumni fundraiser in support of the Food First Foundation at the Multiplex on Sunday. Wyman won one of the two spots up for bids by the alumni to play with the team.

So the Montreal Canadiens Alumni did the business against the Cold Cash Greenbacks on Sunday at the Multiplex by a score of 8-4.

The big winner, though, was the Food First Foundation.

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Montreal Canadiens Alumni returns to Yellowknife

February 1, 2018
photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Steve Shutt, a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, will be part of the Montreal Canadiens Alumni squad that will hit the ice on Sunday against the Cold Cash Greenbacks oldtimers all in support of the Food First Foundation.

It’s a polarizing world out there. What with all the fussing, fighting and name-calling, you’d think we’d all gone gone mad.

And that’s just the United States congress.

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