Ice Pilots star to make NHL '94 doc
NWT - Ice Pilots NWT star Mikey McBryan is venturing into a new and exciting project by creating his own documentary, but it won't have anything to do with airplanes. The focus of McBryan's feature will be the Sega Genesis video game NHL '94 and the cult following that has been created around the popular game since it came out more than 20 years. McBryan is planning to interview fans of the game across Canada and the United States.
Easter hops into town
INUVIK - With Easter just the round the corner Inuvik's Midnight Sun Complex has not forgotten to prepare for the Easter Bunny's arrival. The centre is getting set to host an Easter party April 4, with a bouncy castle, Easter egg hunt, cupcake decorating, face painting and a photo booth among other events which will be available for children.
Most of the events are free and anyone is welcome to attend from 1 to 4 p.m.
Spring is sprung at Jamboree
AKLAVIK - Aklavik residents will be busy celebrating the return of spring with music, games, dancing and more at the Aklavik Jamboree next week. The jamboree will see a number of exciting events taking place around town between April 2 and 6. That includes the always popular talent show which will be taking place at Moose Kerr School, along with a feast and dance at the Sittichinli Recreational Complex on the opening day of the festival.
Other events taking place include a snowmobile race, jigging contest, outdoor games and an ice chiseling contest.
Nunavut shows skills
IQALUIT - Iqaluit residents will have their chance to shine with the seventh annual Iqaluit Idol event taking place next week. The talent show, which is being held as part of Toonik Tyme, invites anyone to come down to the Storehouse Bar and Grill at 7 p.m. on April 4 to show off their special skills and abilities.
Applicants are welcome to sing, perform stand-up, juggle, throat sing and more. Applicants are encouraged to register before the event.
Iqaluit film in Dead North
IQALUIT - Everything goes wrong when a group of children go on the hunt for Qualliupiit. The short film Qualliupiit Hunter, created by Iqaluit resident Ian Kanayuk, was premiered at Dead North Film Festival in Yellowknife on March 17. The pan-territorial event gives applicants nine weeks to write, produce and edit a film before it is premiered in Yellowknife.
Qualliupiit Hunter is the only Nunavut film to have taken part in the festival.
Artists raise funds for charity
IKALUKTUTIAK/CAMBRIDGE BAY - Musicians serenaded Cambridge Bay residents with a night of songs and entertainment to raise money for the food bank last week.
On March 21 resident Angela Philips hosted a Coffee House show open mic night with band, Scary Bear Soundtrack. The event saw about 75 people show up to the Luke Novoligak Community Hall, raising a total $1300 for the food bank in the process.