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National Indigenous Peoples Day

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National Indigenous Peoples Day helps us to recognizing and celebrating the cultures and contributions of the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Indigenous peoples of Canada.

We encourage you to participate in activities in your community to learn more about the richness and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis cultural expressions and stories.

Delma Kisoun Memorial Community Contributor Award

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Congratulations to Northwest Territories Thorsten Gohl for winning the 2023 Delma Kisoun Memorial Community Contributor Award with Sport North.

“I am grateful for all the opportunities and possibilities in being part of amazing organizations here in the North. We have some wonderful athletes, coaches, volunteers that like to tell their story.” – Thorsten

Check out the nominations video from several organizations that submitted their nomination:

Thorsten has been involved with the Territorial Sport Organization for 9 years now, supporting every aspect in Table Tennis in the Northwest Territories. Beyond that, he has been a Board of Director for Table Tennis Canada in the last three years and sits on several committees within several National Organizations in Canada.

“I say it again, I am grateful that I am in this position. I am privileged to be involved in so many organizations, share my thoughts, and most important, listen to what is happening around me. Good things will happen and I will continue to do my best in supporting our youth to gain experiences, create opportunities, so they can become the best version of themselves.”

We are looking forward seeing more coming from Thorsten and his involvement on a territorial and national level. Once again, congratulations to this award and the volunteer time you spend to support those around you!!!

HIRING Virtual Coach for the NWT

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Table Tennis North is looking for a coach, helping and supporting us with virtual learning, capacity building and program development. Are you interested supporting us remotely, coming for a visit and showcasing the amazing things about Table Tennis with the Northwest Territories? Then let us know!!!

Developing a grass roots program for schools and northern communities
Offering virtual Table Tennis sessions remotely to northern communities
Overseeing the mentorship program with community coaches

Anyone that would like to join us in the North can work mostly remote with visits to the Northwest Territories for weeks at a time and travelling to the communities. Grass roots program development will start in July, outreach to communities from September to February, virtual sessions and mentorship programming will begin in October.

If you are interested, please send your cover letter, references and CV to info@tabletennisnorth.ca. Please send your applications in before July 7th, 2023.

2024 Arctic Winter Games trials

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Please be advised that the following dates have been selected for the 2024 AWG Territorial Trials:

Team Sports – Nov. 22-26, 2023
Individual Sports – Dec. 13-17, 2023

Please make sure that your passport is up to date. At the time of the Territorial Trial registration, participants will need to provide proof of a valid passport, or that they have submitted a passport application (renewal or new application) and received a processing number from the Government of Canada.  For more information on Passports please follow this link https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/canadian-passports.html

The registration deadline for Territorial Trials will be October 2, 2023.

Congratulations to Yukon’s Kevin & Brian

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We are so proud of our friends from the Yukon. Kevin Murphy and Brian Stuart just received national awards with Table Tennis Canada.

Ivy Liao, Colombie-Britannique – Female Athlete of the Year
Peter Isherwood, Colombie-Britannique – Male Athlete of the Year
Afif Charara, Quebec – Coach of the Year
Brian Stuart, Yukon – Official of the Year
Kevin Murphy, Yukon – Contributor to Sport of the Year

Kevin Murphy:

When the News asked Murphy about the impact the award would have on the sport in the territory, he said it would raise the profile of table tennis in the Yukon.

“For a while we may not see the full effect but it will definitely not hurt the profile of the sport in the Yukon. But we still have to put in the work in the game.”

Check out the article in News Yukon: https://www.yukon-news.com/sports/two-yukoners-recognized-with-national-table-tennis-awards/

Table Tennis Canada announcement: https://ttcanada.ca/congratulations-to-our-2023-award-winners/?fbclid=IwAR1txDwx69Z9OjYlEIVzK57Duvg_m8jbz0r0rmwseJh4-JQpZC9V36BXvCM

School Championships in the news

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Aki Iwase YK Open Winner

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Hosted at Weledeh School in Yellowknife, the YK Open was a huge success. Showcasing the best Table Tennis that the Territory has to offer. Congratulations to Aki Iwase for winning the tournament in a close match against Canada Winter Games athletes Nikhilesh Gohil.

Results

1. Aki Iwase

2. Nikhilesh Gohil

3. David Dragon

We are looking forward to another edition of the YK Open in the new year!!!

Successful NWT School Championships

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Another year, another successful NWT School Table Tennis Championships.

We loved seeing students compete at the 2023 Championships. Working hard in preparation for the event, showing up and giving their best. Volunteers, coaches, teachers made sure the competition went smooth, and even with lower numbers, we still had great matches to watch.

Results for the 2023 NWT School Championships:

High School Doubles

  1. Gracie Brennan / Zachary Mathison (St. Pats)
  2. David Dragon / Trey (St. Pats)
  3. Nathan Lavers / Seah Komuhangi (Sir John)

Middle School Doubles

  1. Logan Doll / Oliver Reitsma (WMS)
  2. Will Kanigan / Calen Knight (WMS)
  3. Karissa Sadowick / Carter Sadowick (Deh Gah, Fort Providence)

Grade 6 male

  1. Carter Sadowick (Deh Gah, Fort Providence)
  2. Craig Tracy (WMS)
  3. Jack Stiener-Leslie (ESJS)

Grade 6 female

  1. Kathleen Cai (WMS)
  2. Karissa Sadowick, Deh Gah (Fort Providence)
  3. Emereigh Moffatt (WMS)

Grade 7 male

  1. Owen Bowden (ESJS)
  2. Mussie Tesfazghi (ESJS)
  3. Kirtsean Ramos (ESJS)

Grade 7 female

  1. Ana Villegas (ESJS)
  2. Lexi Blandford (ESJS)
  3. Akem Dzeumua (ESJS)

Grade 8 male

  1. Calen Knight (WMS)
  2. Will Kanigan (WMS)
  3. Logan Doll (WMS)

Grade 8 female

  1. Pontiac Mace (WMS)
  2. Cora Almond (WMS)

Grade 9 male

  1. Aiden Langer (St. Pats)
  2. Paul Mendoza (St. Pats)
  3. Jacee Mariano (St. Pats)

Grade 10 male

  1. Kai Shimada (St. Pats)

Grade 10 female

  1. Lily Brennan (St. Pats)

Grade 11 male

  1. Gabriel Brost (St. Pats)

Grade 11 female

  1. Raine Mingo (St. Pats)

Grade 12 male

  1. Nikhilesh Gohil (Sir John)
  2. Zach Mathison (St. Pats)

Grade 12 female

  1. Gracie Brennan (St. Pats)
  2. Tamara Mathison (St. Pats)

Looking forward to 2024 and another edition of our NWT School Championships and the 2024 Arctic Winter Games in Alaska.

Yellowknife Open

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We are excited to host the 2023 Yellowknife Open at Weledeh School this Saturday on April 1st, 2023 (NO JOKE) at 6pm. Doors open at 5:30pm to warm up and getting ready for the competition.

OPEN CATEGORY – anyone can join

There is no fee for the participant. Everyone will have at least 2 matches. It will be a singles event. We ask everyone to bring indoor shoes and a paddle if they have one.

If you have any questions, let us know info@tabletennisnorth.ca!!!

Sign up: https://forms.gle/eiaCvrUHtSwwXSzv7

Deadline for registration is March 31, 2023 at 11:11pm.

2023 Territorial School Championships

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These years dates will be March 31 & April 1, 2023, hosting the event on a Friday (doubles) and Saturday (singles).

Some information for you:

Date: March 31 & April 1, 2023
Time: Friday 5:00-8:00 (Doubles), Saturday 10:00-5:00pm (Singles)
Cost: $10/player or max $200/school
Location: Weledeh School Gymnasium

Banners/Medals: Banners for Grade 6-8, 9-12. Medals for the category winners, 14 categories for singles (Grade 6-12), 2 categories for doubles (Elementary, High School)

Registration deadline: March 29th, 2023

Q&A
Double division is open for boys/boys, girls/girls or mixed. You choose.Sign up fee is for Singles and Doubles together.No limit for signing up students per school.

Rules of table tennis: https://documents.ittf.sport/sites/default/files/public/2022-02/ITTF_HB_2022_clean_v1_0.pdf

Sign up Sheet SINGLES
Sign up Sheet DOUBLES

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