Kivalliq youth are reminded the deadline for submitting
an entry into the RCMP 's contest to name 14 foals that were
born this spring at the RCMP breeding farm in Pakenham,
Ont., is this coming Sunday, April 30.
The contest is being held in celebration of Canada's
150th anniversary, and a winner will be selected from each
of Canada's 13 provinces and territories.
"Here's a chance for kids to be a part of history by coming
up with a name for one of the 14 foals," wrote Insp.
Patrick Egan, officer in charge of the Musical Ride, in an
RCMP press release.
"This year, with adding the school class entries, it gives
a great opportunity for students to work together and come
up with a name.
"Wouldn't it be cool if your class submitted the winning
name and the foal becomes part of the world-famous
Musical Ride some day?
"It's possible, if you send in an entry to the 2017 RCMP's
Name the Foal contest."
Qualifying entries must meet the following criteria:
Names must begin with the letter "O."
An individual entry must include the child's first name
only, school, city, province or territory and e-mail address.
School class entries must include the teacher's name,
school, city, province or territory and e-mail address.
Entrants must be 14 years of age or younger.
Only one entry per child will be eligible.
Online entries must be received no later than April 30.
Children are encouraged to submit their entries on the
Internet at: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/mr-ce/foal-poulaineng.
The Rankin Inlet mixed adult soccer team had its twoyear
championship reign come to an end at the Adult Super
Soccer championship in Yellowknife, NWT, earlier this
Rankin were eliminated 3-2 in their quarter-final match
with Yellowknife's Range Street Bullies.
Both Rankin Inlet and Coral Harbour have teams
entered in this coming weekend's Junior Super Soccer
championship in Yellowknife.
Rehearsals for the major Inuit theatre production of
Kiviuq Returns began in Iqaluit on April 24.
The announcement was made by the Qaggiavuut Society
earlier this week.
Kiviuq Returns, which features 17 cast and crew, will
include Inuit music, storytelling, acrobatics, costumes and
The production is based on Inuit legends, with the writing
being supported by the knowledge of elders, including
Miriam Aglukark, Susan Avinga and Madeline Ivalu, who
are also the show's dramaturgists.
While the pan-Arctic cast and crew are assembled in
Iqaluit from April 24-31, the company will need to relocate
to Ottawa, Kingston and Banff to rehearse for a month due
to the fact there is no performing arts centre in Nunavut that
can accommodate staging a major theatre production.
Kiviuq Returns will be performed across Canada,
including Nunavut, this coming summer.
It will be featured at the National Arts Centre in the
nation's capital on July 21 and 22.
The Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) has taken
the air out of an Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM) pilot project to
test hovercraft in the Kivalliq region this coming summer.
In its decision on April 17, NIRB concluded the project
would have to be modified or abandoned due mainly to the
fact the use of hovercraft in Nunavut needs more research.
NIRB suggested AEM, if it wants to continue to pursue
the pilot project, should produce a new proposal to
address public concerns on the hovercrafts' potential to have
unacceptable impacts on wildlife habitat or Inuit harvest
AEM would like to use the hovercraft to transport personnel
and light cargo on the Amaruq Exploration access
Road near its Meadowbank gold mine on the land near
It would also like to use the craft year-round for the same
purpose on winter roads and designated trails to drilling
properties on its Amaruq property.