Arts & Entertainment

A joyous parade in Cape Dorset

August 16, 2018 - Kinngait/Cape Dorset

Three months of Embassy of Imagination programming brought about imaginative flair from the scores of youth who participated in the Quviana parade in Cape Dorset on August 4. The artistic and cultural lessons culminated in the parade, which is named for the Inuktitut word for “fun” or “joyous.”

Teresa Kellypalik dazzles in a white feathered costume.
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In what could be a scene from the Northern version of the ballet Swan Lake – although they’re geese in this case – Samantha Noolook, left, Jeanine Manning, and Teresa Kellypalik take their place in Cape Dorset’s Quviana parade.
Alison Boyce photo
Annie Oshutsiaq combines fur and red feathers for her outfit, and she has a little assistance from a four-legged friend.
Alison Boyce photo
The yellow safety vest makes this bear character look like he’s all business, but Iola Lampron’s dance moves signal plenty of fun.
Alison Boyce photo
Christine Adamie holds the head of a costume that resembles a Chinese dragon, but in this instance it was a wolf.
Alison Boyce photo
Scores of youth march through the streets of Cape Dorset during the Quviana parade on Aug. 4. The event marked the end of three months of Embassy of Imagination programming for young members of the community.
Photo courtesy of Alexa Hatanaka/Embassy of Imagination
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