Kangiqliniq/Rankin Inlet

One of the most popular volleyball tournaments in the territory now has its dates confirmed.

The annual Laura Gauthier Memorial in Rankin Inlet will be held from Nov. 22 to 25. The original date was Oct. 26 and 27 but scheduling conflicts caused the tournament to be bumped back a month later.

Registration is open for the tournament and it’s the first leg of the newly-formed Nunavut Open Volleyball Tour. Teams that compete will receive points that will go toward qualification for the Nunavut Open Volleyball Tournament next March in Iqaluit with the top four men’s and women’s teams earning their spots.


Shuttles at the ready


It’s badminton time in the capital and the Iqaluit Badminton Club’s 2018-2019 season is off and running.

Everything started at the Inuksuk High School Gymnasium, the club’s home base, on Sept. 20 and continued on Sept. 22.

Gary Wong, who helps run the club, said Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon are the scheduled times for this season.

He also said it’s primarily geared toward adults to play some fun badminton but it’s not exclusive to adults and youth are welcome to come out.


Hoops also ready to go


Iqaluit Basketball is another group in the capital which is also set to embark on its new season.

Its programming started on Sept. 22 at the Inuksuk High School Gymnasium and will continue for the season on Mondays from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. There’s also a league happening on Saturdays and Sundays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with everyone welcome to attend.

Teams for the league were being built as of press time.

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