The multi-award-winning 3055 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps (RCACC) in Naujaat may yet find itself back on its feet.
Hamlet senior administration officer Rob Hedley said cadet Capt. Erin McKinlay travelled to Naujaat from Winnipeg earlier this month to try to breathe life into the corps and recruit an instructor to keep the corps afloat for the current year.
And it looks like she may have accomplished her mission.
“The week here was spent trying to get everything organized and they held one night of signing-up cadets for this year and they had 26 sign up right away that night,” said Hedley.
“So, we figure we’ll likely have about 46 signed by the time we’re done.
“We have a local civilian instructor we’re looking at in Romeo Kopak and he seems to be totally committed to keep 3055 RCACC going.
“It’s looking up again for the corps and the hamlet couldn’t be happier about that.”
Run for the Cure
The Rankin Inlet branch of the CIBC is slated to join its sister branches across the country in hosting a Run for the Cure on Sunday, Sept. 30.
The CIBC Run for the Cure is a 5-km or 1-km walk or run that raises funds for the Canadian Cancer Society.
Run for the Cure is the largest single-day, volunteer-led event in Canada in support of the fight against breast cancer.
Rankin Inlet recreation co-ordinator and minor hockey coach David Clark has announced that his Arctic Inspiration Prize-winning Rankin Rock Hockey camp will be running in Rankin Inlet from Oct. 13 to 19.
The Rankin Rock Hockey Camp promotes itself as developing youth leadership capacity in communities by giving youth a hands-on experiential learning opportunity as coaches and leaders of a hockey camp.
The hockey camp took home $80,000 from the Arctic Inspiration Prize earlier this year to foster the development of young role models and promote healthy, active lifestyles.
In other Rankin hockey news, a hockey equipment give-out will take place at Rankin’s community hall on Oct. 12, from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m.
The regular minor hockey season will get underway in Rankin on Oct. 24.