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SPORTS CHECK: Blue Jays offer help


The Jays Care Foundation, the charitable arm of the Toronto Blue Jays, puts out a call every year for organizations to submit requests to help build and maintain play areas for youth.

The Recreation and Parks Association of Nunavut (RPAN) is helping out with that call this year as it wants communities in the territory to think of ideas to put forward. Step one of the process is to fill out a form, which can be found on RPAN's website, which is the initial application. If the application passes stage one, it moves into stage two, which involves a more detailed application.

The deadline to get your initial form in is Oct. 31.


It's camp time

Kangiqliniq/Rankin Inlet

With students in Rankin Inlet out of school soon, that means it's time for one of the more popular sports programs in the community to get going.

The Rankin Rock Hockey Camp starts up on Oct. 13 and it will be a mixture of on-ice and off-ice training. The on-ice business will see work on skills and development while the off-ice work will include fitness programs, nutrition education and literacy development.

This is the same camp which was awarded $80,000 as part of the Arctic Inspiration Prize earlier this year and the plan is to take the camp to Baker Lake and Arviat later this season.


New speed skaters wanted


The Iqaluit Speed Skating Club is opening its doors later this month to give people a chance to try the sport for the first time.

It's hosting an open house on Oct. 13 at the Arctic Winter Games Arena starting at 10 a.m. It's open to all ages and skates will be provided to those who don't already have a pair but the club is asking that people show up at least 30 minutes early so they can be fitted with skates.

Helmets and neck guards are also required to be on the ice.

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