Video creators face travel opportunity
NWT - Canada's Coolest School Trip is continuing for a fourth year according to an announcement last week, offering a travel opportunity for those who wish to put together a video.
The contest offers the chance for one class to go on a trip to visit Canadian parks with this year's winner going to Quebec.
Classes from across the country can submit a one-minute video for a chance to win an all-expense-paid trip to La Mauricie National Park and to historic places in Quebec City.
Students must choose a Parks Canada location and make a video explaining its national significance. The deadline is Feb. 23 and the trip will take place during the first week of June.
A scary good time
HAY RIVER - Hay River's community hall is holding a Spooktacular Family Fun Day for children of all ages.
The event will feature a variety of activities from pumpkin carving, crafts and games. Recreation programmer Emma Harper said children will have a chance to make monsters out of different materials.
She said there is usually a cupcake decoration table and treats will be available.
The event occurs on Oct. 29 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Northern film gets off the ground
NWT - Filmmakers PJ Marcellino and Hermon Farahi are following a group of Canadian musicians as they road-trip across NWT to work with youth.
As part of Northern Arts and Cultural Centre's Listen Up! Project, Gryphon Trio and composers Jeffrey Ryan and Carmen Braden will go to schools across NWT communities to teach children music and poetry.
The filmmakers have started a Kickstarter project to raise funds for the project, called Way Up North. The goal is to raise $35,000.
Inuit film and archiving receives funding
IQALUIT - The Inuit Broadcasting Corporation (IBC) is now receiving funding for its Inuit Film and Video Archive (IFVA). IBC has been archiving footage for more than 30 years with about 9,000 hours of footage. It is valued at about $60 million, according to the press release.
The footage chronicles Inuit history from their perspective, capturing the division of the territories and the creation of national Inuit organizations, among other historical events.
"The IFVA is now an integral part of the Nunavut Media Arts Centre in Iqaluit, now under construction," as said in the press release.
Cambridge Bay singer tweets sexual harassment
IKALUKTUTIAK/CAMBRIDGE BAY - Tanya Tagaq tweeted about her recent visit to Winnipeg after being sexually harassed on the street. The Inuit throatsinger was performing at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet for a show about residential schools. She tweeted about her experience later when she was harassed by a man walking down the street calling her a "sexy little Indian."
"That is why it is creepy and scary. It happens when we are alone. In the day or night," she tweeted, using the hashtag #MMIW, the handle for missing and murdered indigenous women.
Students could win trip to Quebec
NUNAVUT - Canada's Coolest School Trip is continuing for a fourth year as Nunavut's MP Leona Aglukkaq announced last week. The contest offers one class to go on a trip to visit Parks Canada places - this year in Quebec. Classes from across the country can submit a one-minute video for a chance to win an all-expense-paid trip to La Mauricie National Park and to historic places in Quebec City. Students must choose a Parks Canada place and make a video explaining why it is significant to Canada. The deadline is Feb. 23 and the trip will take place during the first week of June.