Students at Tusarvik Elementary School and Tuugaalik High School combined to raise more than $1,500 for cancer research during the annual Terry Fox Run in Naujaat on Sept. 7.
The Naujaat run was organized by Tuugaalik High School physical education teacher Gary Minauda, and Tusarvik Elementary vice-principal Jolene Itkilik.
The students met at the elementary school shortly after lunch for a shotgun start, and then ran to Old Water Lake and back to the school.
Waiting for the students upon their arrival back at the school were a barbecue, juice refreshments, a bake sale and a 50/50 draw.
Meanwhile, students at Victor Sammurtok School in Chesterfield Inlet held their annual Terry Fox Run this past Friday, Sept. 14.
The final tally on how much the Chester students managed to raise for cancer research was not available as of press time.
United for Life
A special United for Life Summit 2018 was held this past week in Baker Lake from Sept. 11 to 13.
The event was hosted by the Hamlet of Baker Lake and Nunavut Suicide Prevention Strategy partners.
The gathering featured scheduled presentations by such personalities as Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami president Natan Obed, Embrace Life Council president David Lawson, Mianiqsijit chairperson Becky Kudloo, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. president Aluki Kotierk, the associate deputy minister of the Government of Nunavut’s Quality of Life Secretariat, Karen Kabloona, and Renee Linklater of the Canadian Association of Mental Health, among others.
A wide-ranging variety of workshops were also held, as well as group panel discussions and other activities.
Mayors, senior administrative officers and numerous representatives from the private sector, including Calm Air president Gary Bell, and the Government of Nunavut, including Premier Joe Savikataaq of Arviat and Community and Government Services Minister Lorne Kusugak of Rankin Inlet, descended upon Naujaat for the region’s annual Kivalliq Mayor’s Meeting on Sept. 12 and 13.
Kivalliq Inuit Association president David Ningeongan was also slated to attend the gathering.
For the complete story on the 2018 Kivalliq Mayor’s Meetings, please see the Sept. 26 edition of Kivalliq News.