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Monthly Archives:September 2021

CALL FOR 2023 AWG & CWG MISSION STAFF

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Please find the link below to the Mission Staff Application for the Arctic Winter Games being held in Wood Buffalo, AB January 29 – February 4, 2023; and Canada Winter Games being held in Charlottetown, PEI February 18 – March 5, 2023.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Missionstaffapplication

The deadline to register is October 7, 2022.

For more information please contact:

AWG’s
Bill Othmer
Chef de Mission
669-8336
bothmer@sportnorth.com

CWG’s
Rita Mercredi
Chef de Mission
669-8331
rmercredi@sportnorth.com

Board Development with the Mackenzie Recreation Association

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Confident and competent board members build successful nonprofits. This board development series focuses on giving aspiring, new, and experienced individuals the knowledge, skills, and abilities to succeed. 

Register and reserve your spot in one (or all!) of the upcoming sessions!

REGISTER

September 27 – Conflict Competence

The daily conflict situations that we all experience present opportunities to grow our conflict competency muscles so that we can confidently engage in those difficult conversations. Join us to learn about the dynamics of conflict and resolution strategies to achieve a win-win result!  

October 25 – Financial Literacy

Dollars, statements, reporting, oh my! Organizational finances should not be frustrating or intimidating. Let us help you begin to understand the financial information of the organizations you serve.

November 29 – Board Basics

You are on a board! Now what? Join us as we help you understand what a board of directors is, what they do/why they exist, types of boards, board of director titles, and the role of officers. We will use the NWT SPAR sector as examples to introduce different terminology: bylaws, board roles & responsibilities, and governance.

January 31 – Being a Board Chair

We have all been in busy meetings, where it is hard to get to a place where a clear decision can be made and board frustration rises. The board chair plays a pivotal role in running effective meetings to avoid losing volunteers and getting on with the business. Join us for a moderated panel discussion with three seasoned chairs who will share their experience on tips and tricks for keeping everyone engaged, getting through meetings on time, and ensuring an effective team decision-making process.

February 28 – Risk Management

Risk is everywhere! Join us as we explore what risk is, different types of risk (financial, programmingreputational, governance, and human resources), and risk management strategies for your organization. 

March 28 – Effective Strategies

Today’s successful strategies are the ones that are deliberate, competitive, and able to adapt to the changing environment. Strategic adaptation must become an ongoing,   iterative process of hypothesis, experimentation, learning, and action. Join us to discuss the key elements of an effective strategy and the pitfalls to avoid ensuring your organization thrives!

April 25 – Financial Statements

Behind every set of numbers is a story waiting to be discovered. Let’s dive in to learn what tale your organization’s financial statements have to tell!

In collaboration with

Lead Dog Consulting

Lead Dog Consulting (LDC) was founded in 2017 to support not-for-profit organizations, volunteers, and staff avoid the pitfalls of volunteer burnout, financial trouble, and a dysfunctional organization. The Lead Dog Consulting team has broad experience in human resource management, governance, stakeholder engagement, risk management, employment law, financial management, and policy development. 

Supported by

Ping Pong for Good & Table Tennis North

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Fort Providence, NT, August 2022 – Table Tennis North and Ping Pong for Good are excited to announce their partnership to share resources and knowledge and to provide programs to our communities in the Northwest Territories.  Together we will provide more research possibilities and increase the awareness about the many benefits of playing ping pong. 

Table Tennis North has joined forces with Ping Pong for Good to improve the lives of those with neurological conditions by playing ping pong in ways to optimize brain health. 

“We are thrilled to exchange ideas with such a like-minded oganization,” says Trent MacLean, co-founder of Ping Pong for Good.  “Furthermore, what a peasant surprise to have this driving force come from the Canadian North where I first learned to play ping pong in Inuvik.”

Table Tennis North’s coaches will participate in future training sessions with the Ping Pong for Good program and join the offered virtual sessions. Connecting with other groups in the county in providing similar services and reaching more communities with fun sessions. 

Executive Director for Table Tennis North Thor says “Coming together, sharing resources and knowledge is so important. We love the partnership with Ping Pong for Good and I know that amazing things will come from it. How can it not? It is all about learn-teach teach-learn!!!”

Don’t miss the professional development webinar Brain Health, Exercise and Ping Pong with Table Tennis Canada and Ping Pong for Good on August 10th at 7pm EDT.   You can still sign up for this session here: 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSda3jshH8yAZs7QbYp97kPN4T-9l6fIJZmfn1oJFJhUyLIoBQ/viewform

For more information on Ping Pong for Good, click here: https://www.pingpongforgood.org/

We look forward to bringing the Ping Pong for Good program to people across Northern Canada with amazing things to come from this partnership. Stay tuned!!!

Youth Ambassador program

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  • The NWT Youth Ambassador Program gives youth an opportunity to build leadership skills through participation at special events and volunteer assignments.
    • Represent your community and the NWT
    • Build leadership and life skills through specialized training and volunteering
    • Meet youth from across the NWT and Canada
    • Opportunity to travel and volunteer at special events.
  • Two ways to apply: written application and verbal application
  • Selection based on community involvement, commitment to a healthy lifestyle, and reflection on how the NWT Youth Ambassador Program will help them in the future.
  • All eligible youth from across the NWT are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility – NWT Youth Ambassadors must:

  • Between 16 -22 years of age as of January 1, 2023
  • Be a resident of the Northwest Territories
  • Hold valid NWT Health Care
  • Must be available to attend the mandatory orientation session from November 3 – 7, 2022

Applications are online at: https://www.maca.gov.nt.ca/en/services/youth-ambassador-program I

Dehcho & Delta Ping Pong Tour

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We took the time to run a big outreach program in the Dehcho & Beaufort Delta region of the Northwest Territories. Visiting 7 communities in a three weeks period and providing National Coach Certification Program (NCCP) coaching sessions as well as Elders & Table Tennis and Community Table Tennis programming. We also provided communities with five professional Table Tennis tables and four youth sized tables.

The goal was to build capacity in the communities, provide equipment and have some fun playing Table Tennis. We trained a total of seven Community Coaches and certified one Introduction to Competition Coach throughout our travels. And we took advantage of this amazing opportunity to introduce ourselves and build a connection with the schools and recreation departments of the communities.

Ulukhaktok

Tuktoyaktuk

Fort McPherson

Tsiigehtchic

Inuvik

Wrigley

Fort Simpson

Now it is up to us to continue the support and communicate directly to our new trained coaches and to those we connected with. Our goal is to continue the relationship virtually and planning more trips to the communities in the near future. Trying to get as many youth involved as possible in preparation for the 2023 Canada Winter Games and the 2023 Arctic Winter Games.

A huge thank you to the GNWT’s Municipality and Community Affairs as well as Sport Canada in making this project happen. Without amazing partners this would not be possible.

There are now weekly Table Tennis sessions in most communities and we are looking forward in what the future will bring. If you like us to connect with one of the coaches in the community, learn more about Table Tennis or would like to know when and where to play, let us know and send us an e-mail info@tabletennisnorth.ca.

Judo & Table Tennis

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Judo NWT and Table Tennis North, with the help and support of NWT’s Municipality and Community Affairs, the Mackenzie Recreation Association and Sport Canada, started a pilot project to bring a blended learning approach to small communities as well as building capacity.

Table Tennis

We started the project off with running a National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Table Tennis course in the community. The idea was to get someone to help us from the community with our program. Over a two weeks span, we then provided both in person and virtual Table Tennis sessions to the grades 2/3, 4/5 and 6/7 of Deh Gah School in Fort Providence. Each session was between 35-45min long. All sessions included Aerobic Table Tennis as warm up and then training on eye-hand coordinator, racket skills, fun games and exercises on the table.

The sessions that we provided virtually were hosted by Canadian National Team Athletes from British Columbia and Ontario. As warm up they used Aerobic Table Tennis and then went into fun games and rackets skills.

Judo

Judo sessions started on Monday and Tuesday’s in person and on Wednesday’s virtually. The routine for each session did not change, what made it much easier for the kids to follow when it came to Wednesday’s. A few of the kids also participated in the after school program on Monday and got some additional training. Those that came were able to support others in our Wednesday session that was hosted virtually.

We are definitely proud of all the classes and the kids participating in the sessions. Teachers helped, supported and participated on the matt.

“What an amazing opportunity to build capacity in the community and provide programming in person and virtually. It works. Let’s continue and provide quality programs like this to small communities of the Northwest Territories” says Table Tennis North’s Executive Director Thorsten Gohl.

The programming will continue in Fort Providence for both sports. Table Tennis is available 3 times during the week at 5pm with our new Community Coach Neilson. Judo will continue on Monday’s in the after school program and on Wednesday during Physical Education classes virtually.

“Amazing things will come from this” says Thorsten Gohl with a big smile on his face. We are looking forward to continue this partnership and the blended learning approach in Fort Providence.

Territorial Table Tennis Training Centre

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We are so excited to announce the opening of our Territorial Training Centre in Fort Providence, located in the basement of the Snowshoe Centre.

With 2,500 square feet it allows us to set up a minimum of 4 professional tables with sports flooring. We will be able to live stream our matches to the Pan Canadian League as well as host training centres and trials like the Canada Winter Games and Arctic Winter Games coming up this year.

“What an amazing facility that was hidden in clear sight,” said Executive Director Thorsten Gohl. “So great that we have a permanent space that can be used at any day and time for anyone in the Territories,” he continues.

The facility will be used in September/October to run camps, but also host the trials for the Canada Winter Games. Many wonderful events will be hosted here in the future.

POSTPONED – 5 Pillars of Physical Training

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Our workshop will be postponed for now to open it up to more sport enthusiasts in being able to participate. Stay tuned on our website and Social Media channels.

“Transform your Training!’

— Jadene S. N. Ferreira

Register for the Multisport Master Class Sessions Here

Multisport Master Class

5 Pillars of Physical Training

presented in partnership by:
Table Tennis North & Skating Success™ Inc.

April 23rd & 30th, 2022

2 Sessions – 2 Saturdays – 2 Parts for Optimal Performance
90 minute Sessions – 10:00am MST


The 5 Pillars of Physical Excellence in Training is like unlocking the formula for your success.  
This Master Class is a dedicated space for you to learn the 5 Pillars and how to apply them to any training you do in the future.  
Developed from the power & art of figure skating, allow the 5 Pillars to stretch your concept of physical excellence to apply to your sport. 
 

Part 1 – Let’s talk about it! 
Webinar Style Learning Session • Saturday, April 23rd – 10am MST

• Introduction to the 5 Pillars
• Examples of each one in action 
• Get ready to transform how you train

Come to your session with the following:

1. A place to write your notes  
2. Comfortable place to sit and connect online 
3. Open mind and willing attitude

Part 2 – Let’s work it! 
Physical Literacy Session • Saturday, April 30th – 10am MST

• 5 Pillars in Action 
• Exercises you can learn and add to your own routine 
• Experience the transformation of training with the 5 Pillars

Come to your session with the following:

1. A place to workout – yoga mat size will be great!
2. Comfortable place to connect online and see your device video
3. Open mind and willing attitude

Fast and female – Removing barriers workshop

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Fast and Female is a Canadian charity on a mission to keep self-identified girls aged 8-14 healthy and active in sports.

Founded in 2005 by Olympic gold medalist Chandra Crawford, Fast and Female believes in the power of positive sport experiences and role models to give girls leadership, teamwork and resiliency skills. For more information you can find it through this link! https://fastandfemale.com/


Right now, we are holding a Silver Gummy Program which is a 5 week program that runs through zoom every Saturday from April 9th 2022-May 14th 2022 from 8am-9:30am MT. This program is FREE and is all about breaking barriers with self-identified girls and sports. Each session will include the opportunity to hear from incredible Role Models and get moving!

Also, Registration includes!! : 
• Access to all five (5) sessions and recordings afterwards

• Fast and Female T-shirt 

• Fast and Female Workshop Giveaway(s)

• And other Fast and Female swag!

• All mailed directly to you!*


If you would like to register you can register at the link below!! 


https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2022-removing-barriers-program-fast-and-female-and-canadian-women-sport-tickets-261980088497?discount=YACLITRB


I am looking forward to seeing more self-identified girls involved in sports and come join me in this event and future events to come!!

Happy World Table Tennis Day

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We wishing you all a wonderful World Table Tennis Day. Celebrating from the Arctic Ocean, via the beautiful Mackenzie River, all along the vast Northwest Territories.

Are you interested in Table Tennis in the Northwest Territories?