Community Events

Upcoming Events

Hay River Community Clean Up

For more information or to register a group, please click the button below. 

Past Events

Save Pond Hockey 2022

Working with the Save Pond Hockey organization, this year’s tournament profits will be donated to projects tackling climate change. More than 2,500 players have participated in Save Pond Hockey tournaments around the world and now you have a chance to join them. 

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Full Moon Snowshoe

The Town of Hay River Recreation Department is proud to partner with the Hay River Ski Club to offer monthly guided snowshoe excursions under the light of the Full Moon!

See below for pictures from our most recent Full Moon Snowshoe!

NWTRPA Walking Challenge

The NWTRPA Walking Challenge has come to an end and even though we got off to a bit of a late start, both of our Hay River Recreation Teams did amazing! Congratulations to Hay River Recreation Team 1 for making it all the way to Tuk and well done to Hay River Recreation Team 2 for making it almost 70% of the way there! A big thank you to everyone who participated on our Hay River Recreation NWTRPA Walking Challenge teams!

Please note, if you are interested in purchasing a t-shirt to commemorate this year’s walk, you may do so by visiting the NWTRPA online store by clicking on the link below:

Skating With Santa

Skate with Santa is an annual event organized by the Town of Hay River where participants are asked to bring a cash or non perishable food donation in order to skate and visit with Santa on the ice at the Aurora Ford Arena.

2021’s Skate with Santa was a great success with many happy families and excited children attending the event to have a quick visit and share their Christmas wishes with Santa! 

The Town of Hay River would like to extend a big Thank You to Santa for taking time out of his busy schedule to attend the event! We can’t wait to see everyone out on the ice with Santa again next holiday season!