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Thunderwolves Play with Youth of Pikangikum and Whitesand First Nation

Aug 24 | News, Reach Up!

Reach Up! is a collaborative initiative between Lakehead University Athletics and Wasaya Airways to provide on-site instruction in sport-specific coaching and general leadership strategies for youth in Northern Ontario First Nations communities serviced by Wasaya Airways. Program visits feature discussions between Lakehead coaches and community coaches/leaders on how to grow and sustain…

Reach Up! and the Matawa Learning Centre enjoy a Day of Play

Jun 28 | News, Reach Up!

Lakehead athletics Reach Up! Program was back in action this month with a local event with the Matawa Learning centre on June 13th. Approximately 12 Matawa students, along with Lakehead Students, participated in a fun day of playing Rugby on the athletics fields at Lakehead University. The Reach Up! program helps encourage Aboriginal youth…

T-Wolves Travel to Wunnumin Lake

Apr 27 | News, Reach Up!

In the first Reach Up! trip since re-launching in January, Lakehead University sent five Thunderwolves to Wunnumin Lake in March for two days of fun and activities with local youth. Hockey players Andrew Wilkins, Luke Maw, Justin McDonald and skier Lucas Shewen, along with program coordinator Adam Kates made the trek courtesy…

Lakehead University Athletics and Wasaya Airways recommit to Reach Up!

Jan 20 | News, Reach Up!

Lakehead University Athletics is renewing its partnership with Wasaya Airways to continue the Reach Up! program with First Nation communities in the North. Reach Up! brings coaches and athletes from Lakehead’s hockey, basketball, volleyball, wrestling, Nordic skiing, track and field, and cross country ski teams to Northern communities to hold sports clinics…

Lakehead Wrestling Visits Whitedog First Nation

Nov 19 | News, Reach Up!, Wrestling

    Wrestling coach Francis Clayton traveled to Whitedog over the weekend to deliver a wrestling clinic to 20 local youth as part of Lakehead’s Reach up! program. Varsity wrestler Megan Smith also helped facilitate the day of teaching on the mat, held at Mizhakiiwetung Memorial School (MMS). This clinic was a…


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