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Kathleen Cai ‘happy and proud’ to be featured in national campaign

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Celebrating National Volunteer Week in the Northwest Territories

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During National Volunteer Week, we want to acknowledge the remarkable efforts taking place in the Northwest Territories.

A heartfelt thank you to the dedicated volunteers who consistently support our Table Tennis community, giving their all to make a difference. Without your commitment, our organization would not exist, and our athletes would not have the opportunity to reach their full potential. Your passion for the sport and dedication to creating opportunities for youth are truly inspiring.

Thank you, volunteers, for your invaluable contributions to our community.

TT4ALL Hay River

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Table Tennis North is delighted to announce the highly anticipated return of the Table Tennis For All event in Hay River on March 30th, 2024. This event, which promises to be a thrilling and inclusive celebration of table tennis, invites players of all levels to showcase their skills in a friendly and competitive environment.

The event will feature an Open category, providing an opportunity for Table Tennis enthusiasts of all ages and abilities to come together and participate in exciting matches. Whether you are a seasoned player or a newcomer to the sport, this event is the perfect platform to engage in spirited competition and connect with fellow table tennis enthusiasts.

To register for the event, interested participants can access the sign-up sheet available on our website or contact us via email at info@tabletennisnorth.ca for additional information. We encourage everyone to mark their calendars and join us at the Recreation Centre in Hay River on Saturday, March 30th, 2024, for a day filled with camaraderie and thrilling table tennis action.

The event schedule is as follows:

  • Facility opens at 12:00 pm
  • Open category matches begin at 1:00 pm

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to be a part of the Table Tennis For All event in Hay River. We look forward to welcoming you on March 30th for a memorable day of Table Tennis excitement.

Sign up here: https://forms.gle/th9KQHhpp7uCdh3J8

For further inquiries, please reach out to:
Table Tennis North
Email: info@tabletennisnorth.ca

Kathleen Cai Shines in Table Tennis Canada’s Women in Table Tennis Campaign

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Yellowknife’s very own Table Tennis prodigy, Kathleen Cai, made waves in the community as she was featured in Table Tennis Canada’s Women in Table Tennis campaign on Wednesday, March 27th. The talented Team NT athlete captivated audiences with her insights, challenges, and love for the sport in a series of social media posts and a video interview.

In her responses, Kathleen shared the challenges she faces as a young athlete, offered valuable advice, and expressed her deep passion for Table Tennis. Her thoughtful and inspiring answers resonated with fans and fellow players alike, showcasing her maturity and dedication to the sport at just 12 years old.

During the video interview, Kathleen discussed her efforts to introduce her friends to the sport and highlighted the joy and fulfillment she derives from playing table tennis. Her enthusiasm and genuine love for the game were evident as she shared her experiences and insights, further solidifying her status as a rising star in the table tennis world.

Kathleen’s exceptional skills and dedication were on full display at the recent Arctic Winter Games in Alaska, held from March 10-16. The young athlete’s impressive performance saw her bring home three Ulu’s, including a Gold medal in Juvenile Female Doubles, a Silver medal in Juvenile Mixed Doubles, and a Bronze medal in Juvenile Female Singles. Her remarkable achievements at the Games underscored her talent, hard work, and competitive spirit, earning her well-deserved recognition and admiration from her peers and supporters.

As Kathleen continues to excel and make her mark in the world of Table Tennis, she serves as a shining example of sportsmanship, positivity, and dedication both on and off the table. Her infectious smile, passion for the sport, and unwavering commitment to excellence make her a true role model for aspiring athletes and a source of inspiration for the Table Tennis community.

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With her bright future ahead and a string of impressive accomplishments already under her belt, Kathleen Cai is poised to achieve even greater success and make a lasting impact in the world of table tennis. We eagerly anticipate witnessing her continued growth, achievements, and positive influence as she continues to shine brightly in the sport she loves.

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Table Tennis Takes Center Stage at Snowking’s Winter Festival

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The Snowking’s Winter Festival in Yellowknife was abuzz with excitement as Table Tennis enthusiasts and visitors of all ages gathered to enjoy a day of friendly competition and fun at the festival grounds. The Table Tennis team from Arctic Winter Games Team NT made a special appearance, showcasing their skills and engaging with attendees in spirited matches that captivated the crowd and added to the festive atmosphere.

“We had an amazing time at this year’s Festival,” said Thorsten Gohl, Executive Director Table Tennis North. “Setting up several table tennis tables and playing with the visitors of the castle was a highlight for both players and spectators alike. It was a fantastic opportunity to bring the community together through the joy of Table Tennis.”

The Arctic Winter Games Team NT athletes were on hand to demonstrate their prowess on the table, inviting festival-goers to challenge them in friendly matches and showcasing their skills with finesse and flair. From intense rallies to lighthearted games, the athletes engaged with participants of all skill levels, spreading the joy of table tennis and fostering a sense of camaraderie and sportsmanship among attendees.

“We were thrilled to have our athletes from Team NT join us at the Snowking’s Winter Festival,” Roland Laufer from the Yellowknife Table Tennis Club. “Their enthusiasm, talent, and sportsmanship were truly inspiring, and they brought a dynamic energy to the event that resonated with everyone who participated. We are already looking forward to next year’s festival and the opportunity to continue sharing the excitement of Table Tennis with the community.”

With the success of this year’s Table Tennis showcase at the Snowking’s Winter Festival, anticipation is high for the next edition of the event. As the Arctic Winter Games Team NT athletes continue to inspire and engage with the community through their passion for the sport, the future looks bright for table tennis in Yellowknife and beyond.

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Fort Providence Table Tennis Club to Host 2024 South Slave Open Tournament

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Table Tennis enthusiasts in Fort Providence and beyond are gearing up for an exciting event as Table Tennis North and the Fort Providence Table Tennis Club announce the hosting of the 2024 South Slave Open tournament. Set to take place at the Territorial Table Tennis Training Centre in Fort Providence, located at 1 Mackenzie Drive within the Snowshoe Centre, this tournament promises a day of thrilling competition and camaraderie for players of all levels.

Date: April 13, 2024
Location: Territorial Table Tennis Training Centre, Fort Providence (1 Mackenzie Drive, Snowshoe Centre)

10am Youth Singles
1pm Open Doubles (double knockout)
3pm Open Singles (group stage, double knockout)

The 2024 South Slave Open will feature a range of events, including Singles, Doubles, Youth, and Open categories, providing an opportunity for players of all ages to showcase their skills and passion for the sport of Table Tennis. The tournament is open to anyone interested in participating and celebrating the joy of Table Tennis in Fort Providence.

Participants can look forward to competing in both youth (U19) and open categories in singles, with the open category also featuring a doubles event. Winners of the tournament will receive medals in recognition of their achievements, and there will be giveaways and snacks available for all participants to enjoy throughout the day.

Neilson Vandell, who is responsible for the Fort Providence Table Tennis Club, expressed his excitement about hosting the event at their club. “I am very excited to host the event here in our club. We have seen our youth excel, and we know that other communities are also excited to play in tournaments,” said Neilson Vandell, highlighting the enthusiasm and talent present within the Table Tennis community in Fort Providence.

The 2024 South Slave Open promises to be a memorable and inclusive event, bringing together players, supporters, and Table Tennis enthusiasts to celebrate the sport and showcase their skills in a friendly and competitive environment. As the tournament date approaches, anticipation is building for a day of spirited competition, sportsmanship, and community engagement in Fort Providence.

To sign up, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/kZcYMNeu8kzjwQtbA

Join us on April 13, 2024, at the Territorial Table Tennis Training Centre in Fort Providence for the 2024 South Slave Open tournament, and be a part of the excitement and camaraderie that Table Tennis brings to our community.

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Table Tennis North Partners with Butterfly Table Tennis

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Table Tennis North and Butterfly Table Tennis have joined forces in an exciting partnership that promises to elevate the sport of table tennis in the Northwest Territories. The collaboration between these two esteemed organizations is set to support the growth and development of Table Tennis enthusiasts in the region, fostering a vibrant and thriving table tennis community.

The partnership, aptly named #WeAreButterfly, signifies the unity and shared commitment of Table Tennis North and Butterfly Table Tennis towards advancing the sport and providing opportunities for players of all levels to excel and enjoy the game. This collaboration is a testament to the dedication and passion of both organizations in promoting the sport of Table Tennis and creating a supportive and inclusive environment for players in the Northwest Territories.

“We are thrilled to see this partnership soar and to witness the positive impact it will have on the Table Tennis community in the Northwest Territories,” said Thorsten Gohl, Executive Director Table Tennis North. “By joining forces with Butterfly Table Tennis, we aim to enhance the playing experience, provide access to high-quality equipment, and support the growth of Table Tennis at all levels.”

The partnership between Table Tennis North and Butterfly Table Tennis is a significant step towards advancing the sport and fostering a culture of excellence, inclusivity, and sportsmanship in the Northwest Territories. Through this collaboration, players, coaches, and enthusiasts can look forward to exciting opportunities, resources, and support that will help them reach their full potential and enjoy the game to the fullest.

To learn more about the #WeAreButterfly partnership and the initiatives planned for the growth of table tennis in the Northwest Territories, visit the official Butterfly Table Tennis website at https://butterflyonline.com/we-are-butterfly/associations/.

Join us in celebrating this exciting partnership and the bright future it holds for table tennis in the Northwest Territories. Together, we are all Team NT, united in our passion for the sport and our commitment to its growth and success.

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Table Tennis Festival coming to Behchoko

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Behchoko residents and Table Tennis enthusiasts are gearing up for an action-packed weekend as the Table Tennis Festival and TT4ALL event are set to take place in the community this month. With a lineup of engaging activities, friendly competition, and memorable moments in store, the event promises to be a highlight for table tennis fans of all ages and skill levels.

The festivities kick off on Thursday, March 28, with a Table Tennis 101 & Coaching Clinic from 7-9pm, offering newcomers and enthusiasts a chance to learn the basics of the sport and receive expert coaching tips. This session is designed to provide participants with a solid foundation in table tennis skills and techniques, setting the stage for an exciting weekend of play and competition.

On Friday, March 29, the schedule is packed with events for players of all ages. The day begins with a hearty breakfast at 9am, followed by age-specific table tennis sessions for youth aged 8-12 years at 10am and 13-17 years at 11am. A lunch break at 12pm provides participants with an opportunity to refuel and recharge before the afternoon’s main event.

At 1pm, after a short ceremony, the highly anticipated tournament kicks off, offering players the chance to showcase their skills, compete for top honors, and create lasting memories on the table tennis court. With a mix of friendly competition, skill-building opportunities, and community camaraderie, the tournament promises to be a thrilling and engaging experience for all involved.

Thursday, March 28
7-9pm Table Tennis 101 & Coaching Clinic

Friday, March 29
9am Breakfast
10am Table Tennis ages 8-12 years
11am Table Tennis ages 13-17 years
12pm Lunch
1pm Tournament 

For those interested in participating or seeking more information about the event, organizers encourage individuals to email info@tabletennisnorth.ca to sign up and receive additional details. Whether you’re a seasoned player or new to the sport, the Table Tennis Festival and TT4ALL event in Behchoko offer a unique opportunity to engage with the sport, connect with fellow enthusiasts, and enjoy a weekend of table tennis excitement.

Mark your calendars and get ready to join the fun in Behchoko for a weekend of table tennis thrills, friendly competition, and community spirit. See you on the court!

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Thank you Coach Akiko

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Akiko’s dedication to fair play and sportsmanship shines through in her every action on and off the field. Her positive energy and unwavering support for her own athletes are truly commendable, but what sets her apart is her willingness to be a pillar of support for other athletes and coaches as well. Akiko’s positive attitude towards not only her own team but also her opponents is a testament to her character and integrity. It is no surprise that she has been recognized with the Fair Play pin, as she embodies the true spirit of sportsmanship in every aspect of her athletic endeavours.

Sending a huge, biggest ever, massive thank you to our coach Akiko for being her wonderful self and supporting our Team NT athletes at the Mat-Su 2024 Arctic Winter Games!!! Her positivity, support, and excitement for our athletes and opponents make us truly lucky to have her. #TeamNT #ArcticWinterGames #GratefulCoach

Promoting Inclusive Language and Gender Pronouns at the 2024 Arctic Winter Games

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In a proactive move towards fostering inclusivity and creating a safe and welcoming environment for all participants, we are proud to announce our commitment to using inclusive language in all our communications. Recognizing that pronouns are an integral part of someone’s gender expression and identity, we understand the importance of respecting and acknowledging individuals for who they authentically are.

As coaches, mentors, and role models, the language we use and the questions we ask play a significant role in shaping the experiences of those in our programs. We believe that by embracing inclusive language practices, we can enhance the quality of interactions and create a more supportive and inclusive sport environment for all.

In line with our commitment to inclusivity, our coaches at the 2024 Arctic Winter Games will be wearing specially crafted Gender Pronouns pins. These unique pins feature pronouns burned into wood sourced from birch trees native to the Northwest Territories, symbolizing our connection to the region and our dedication to promoting inclusivity in sport. The birch wood used in the pins has been carefully dried for two years, reflecting the time and care invested in creating these meaningful symbols of respect and acceptance.

This initiative is just one of the many steps we are taking towards fostering a culture of inclusion and diversity in sport. By wearing these Gender Pronouns pins, our coaches aim to show their support for gender diversity and create a more inclusive and affirming space for all participants at the Arctic Winter Games.

We invite all participants, supporters, and stakeholders to join us in championing inclusivity and celebrating the diversity that enriches our sporting community. Together, let us continue to strive for a more inclusive and welcoming environment where everyone feels valued, respected, and empowered to be their authentic selves.

Join us in this important journey towards inclusion in sport, and let’s make the 2024 Arctic Winter Games a truly inclusive and affirming experience for all. Together, we can create positive change and build a more inclusive future for sports and beyond.

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