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Canada Games

Lead at the 2023 CANADA Winter Games

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Every four years the CANADA Winter Games bring the best youth athletes from the country together.

Within our very own Thor, executive director for Table Tennis North. His responsibility as the NSO (National Sport Organization) Lead, was to liaise between the host society and the NSO. Overseeing all elements of the Table Tennis competition at this prestige Multi Sport event. A task that started 18 month prior to the event that was hosted February/March of 2023. Including sourcing equipment, finding officials, making sure all technical events of the competition are in place and overseen.

Thor was definitely grateful for this learning experience. “It was a team effort with hard working people like our tournament manager and the support of the Referee Team and our officials. Amazing support from the host society through obstacles with the set up of the venue and a few hours of scare with results transmissions.” 

In continuation, “It was not easy at times. We learned, we listened, we adopted and at the end, the athletes were able to give their best performances and will remember this competition for the rest of their lives. We showed the world that Table Tennis is a fantastic sport, made friends and will do even better at the next Canada Winter Games in four year.”

We know that the participants enjoyed the experience and had a wonderful time. They competed for six days, celebrated their personal victories to gold medals, and showed up and give their best. 

Amazing to see our territorial involvement on the national stage and we know that more amazing things are to come. Thank you Thor for your commitment to sport in the Northwest Territories and beyond.

Every Child Matters – 2023 Canada Games

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation gives us the opportunity to recognize and commemorate the intergenerational harm that residential schools have caused to indigenous families and communities. It aims to honour those who have been affected by this injustice, celebrate resilience and affirm a commitment that every child matters.

Team NT Table Tennis will be wearing the “Every Child Matters” logo on their field of play uniform at the 2023 Arctic Winter Games & 2023 Canada Winter Games. They will use edge tape in orange on their paddles and hand out “Every Child Matters” pins. If you see any of our participants feel free to reach out to them, ask for a pin, learn more about Truth & Reconciliation.

Table Tennis North wants to show and highlight the belief that all children are important, including the ones left behind from residential schools and those adults and families who are still healing from the trauma they endured there. “We want to make sure that our Team NT Table Tennis participants know the importance of the movement and don’t shy away from speaking about it. They are role models, they represent the Territory and they will do amazing on and off the table.” – Thorsten Gohl, Executive Director Table Tennis North

Every 30th of September we will wear orange to remember, to reflect and to celebrate resilience. Join us!!!

We Stand Tall

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The creation of the song ‘We Stand Tall’ came from the inspiration of the perseverance, hard work, and team support of Hockey and Table Tennis athletes. We stand together for “We Stand Tall” and share the song throughout the upcoming Canada Winter Games.

Song was created by Jaycee Leon


That icy chill is rolling in
The Dehcho River’s running deep
And we blazed the trail that we’re walkin’
It’s time to meet our destiny

Scaling over the Mackenzie Mountains
The Northern Lights guide the way
Win or lose, we’re all champions
Nobody’s gonna put out our flame

‘Cause we stand tall
Breaking down every wall
Yeah, we stand tall
NWT through it all
We stand tall
Reach out and take your chance
Hold your Territory’s pride within your hands
And stand up tall

Just look at how far we’ve come
Left all our doubts in the past
We’ve worked hard, but still had fun
Gotta make every moment last

Each second is ours for the taking
Each challenge an new open door
Can you feel the Arctic shaking?
It’s us waiting to see what’s in store

As we stand tall
Breaking down every wall
Yeah, we stand tall
NWT through it all
We stand tall
Reach out and take your chance
Hold your Territory’s pride within your hands
And stand up tall
Stand up tall

You heard the call, you dove right in
The Arctic Ocean guided you here
So trust yourselves and look within
You’ll see the way is crystal clear

As we all now come together
Build each other up every day
The only way is up, it only gets better
So let’s rise to the trials that we face

As we stand tall
Breaking down every wall
Yeah, we stand tall
NWT through it all
We stand tall
Reach out and take your chance
Hold your Territory’s pride within your hands
And stand up tall
Stand up tall

2023 Canada Winter Games

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Here is all the information about the Canada Winter Games in Prince Edward Island that you need to know to stay up to date on what is happening for Team NT Table Tennis.

Official results
Unofficial results

Live stream
Images (host society)

Venue: PEI Convention Center, 18 Queen St, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4A1

Follow us on Social Media

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Information about the 2023 Canada Winter Games.
Information about Table Tennis: https://www.2023canadagames.ca/sports/table-tennis
Sport technical package: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ur4DKr46bx3MiJDuCMxQgBdx9OetNtNC/view

We are all Team NT

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We are proud of our athletes and coaches that will wear the colours of Team NT at the 2023 Wood Buffalo Arctic Winter Games. They represent the Northwest Territories with their hearts, minds and bodies. For each of them a support system is in place, wonderful humans that show up, share their passion, guide them, listen to them, mentor them, waking them up in the morning and so much more. We want to take the time and highlight everyone that contributes to Team NT. 

Please use the hashtag #weareallteamnt and highlight those that make a difference in your life. Tag them in the post, take a picture, create a video and say “We are all Team NT.” Share it with your Territorial Sport Organization and ask them to post it, share it and comment on it. It is all about coming together, supporting each other and making a difference in the North. 

We are all Team NT!!!

Aboriginal Sport Circle @AboriginalSportCircleNWT
Badminton NT @badmintonnwt
Basketball NWT @bnwt.ca
Cross Country NWT @crosscountrynwt
NWT Curling @nwtcurling
Skate NWT @skateabnwtnun
Hockey NWT @hockeynwt
NWT Judo @nwtjudo
NWT Snowboard @NWTSnowboard
NWT Soccer @NWTSoccerAssociation
NWT Softball @nwtsoftball
Speed Skating NWT @speedskatingnwt
NWT Squash @NWTSquash
Table Tennis North @analyst
Volleyball NT @VolleyballNTAssociation

Canada Winter Games trials

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Table Tennis North will be hosting the Canada Winter Games trials on January 7th, 2023 in Fort Providence at the Territorial Training Centre. The open spots are 1 female athlete and 2 male athletes. The tournament will be a round robin in each the male and female category. Each athlete competing twice against each other. 

January 6 – 6-8pm
Free Training

January 7 – 10am-2pm 
Canada Games trials

January 7 – 4-6pm 
Arctic Winter Games training camp

January 8 – 10am-2pm
Arctic Winter Games training camp

We will also be hosting the Arctic Winter Games training camp that weekend in Fort Providence and you are more than welcome to join us. Please sign up before January 5th, 2023 and let us know when you arrive in Fort Providence. 

Snowshoe Inn: https://www.snowshoeinn.ca/

Snowshoe Cafe: https://www.snowshoeinn.ca/#cafe

Groceries Store
Northern Store: https://www.facebook.com/NorthernFortProv/
M&R Grocery Store

Send an e-mail before January 5, 2023 to info@tabletennisnorth.ca with your first name, last name, date of birth and your home community.

Training camps coming up

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Are you interested in trying out for the Canada Winter Games and/or Arctic Winter Games in Table Tennis? Come and join us this week in Yellowknife for 4 training sessions. Anyone can join our Open House session at 6pm at Weledeh School.

To sign up for the training sessions and to get more information on the locations and times, send an e-mail to info@tabletennisnorth.ca.

Canada Games Trials

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Table Tennis North will be hosting two trial weekends with a total of 1 officials clinic, 4 morning skills camps and 4 afternoon tournaments.

October 12-14, 2018 – Fort Providence
November 24-25, 2018 – Yellowknife, St. Patricks

Athletes are selected in the following categories (born in 2001 or after): 
• Male (three athletes)
• Female (three athletes)

The top 3 spots will be given to the top 3 ranked players in each category.

5 points for attending each skills camp (maximum 20 points)

Points system for the tournaments (maximum 40 points)

  1. 10 points
  2. 08 points
  3. 06 points
  4. 05 points
  5. 04 points
  6. 03 points
  7. 02 points
  8. 01 point

Each athlete will need to fill out a QUESTIONNAIRE about Table Tennis and submit it prior to the first skills camp.

Athletes will to have to pass the umpire exam. This can be done ONLINE via Table Tennis Canada or on October 12, 2018 (Fort Providence).

Table Tennis rules are available HERE!

There is a fee of $100 for the trials, including all skills camps and tournament fees per athlete. That does not include food or accommodation, but Table Tennis North can help and secure the accommodation.

If successful, there will be an additional fee of $150 for the Team NT Table Tennis uniform, provided by Table Tennis North (each participant of the trials can purchase the set).

SIGN UP for the trials in sending the first name, last name, birthdate, community and contact e-mail/phone number to info@tabletennisnorth.ca by October 11th, 2018! Arrangements for accommodation can be made in Fort Providence at the school if a chaperone is present. 

HERE is the full selection policy. 

We are looking forward to seeing you in October in Fort Providence or November in Yellowknife. GO TEAM NT GO!!!


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