There could be at least one Jamboree in the Beaufort Delta this year, as the Hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk has announced it has received conditional approval to host the 2021 Beluga Jamboree.

A posting detailing the announcement was posted to the Hamlet’s Facebook page Feb. 26. The jamboree will run, barring a Covid-19 related emergency or outbreak in the region, from April 16-19.

Themed as the “Triumph of Tuktoyaktuk,” the jamboree will have a modified schedule to keep in sync with Covid-19 safety precautions.

Drum Dance performances will be shown digitally instead of in-person, as well as the talent show. In person activities will be limited to races — with dogsled races and snowmobile races to be held throughout the weekend.

Eric Bowling

Covering all things related to the Beaufort Delta, Eric Bowling is your editor for the Inuvik Drum. He came north after cutting his teeth in Alberta. Eric enjoys long walks, loud music and strong coffee.

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