Eight Fort Good Hope elementary school students have waited a year and a half to play soccer in Yellowknife.

They need to raise $2500 to make the trip. According to teacher and coach
Chris Paine, The Chief T’Selehye Eagles have been fundraising all that time to join a tournament this spring.

Last year, the team raised an estimated $3,500 – the lion’s share of donations came from the community, with an extra $1,000 coming from Northwest Territories Power Corporation.

The Chief T’Selehye Eagles behind the fundraisng efforts are in the back row, left to right: Jasmine Masuzumi, Yeedah Kakfwi, Breya Rabisca, Neveah Lennie, Jordan Kelly. In the front row, the youth, from left to right, are Thomas Manuel, Jayson Kelly-Cottom, Joseph Kelly-Cottom, Hannah Manuel.
Photo Courtesy of Christoper Paine

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Nick Pearce

Nick Pearce is a writer and reporter in Yellowknife, looking for unique stories on the environment and people that make up the North. He's a graduate of Queen's University, where he studied Global Development...

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