Tuktoyaktuk’s 51st Beluga Jamboree hit the Arctic Coast April 22 to 25. This was the last big jamboree of the spring, and the community went all out. Talent shows, community games and races rocked the Arctic coast throughout the extended weekend. Eric Bowling/NNSL photo

Clarence and Cathleen Mangelanuk show off their traditional dress along with grandsons Avery and Ares Jacobson. Eric Bowling/NNSL photo

Maci Gruben-Mangelana just loves showing off her traditional cover. Eric Bowling/NNSL photo

Terri-Lee Kuptana in her traditional dress, which was a gift made from ground squirrels, sealskin and caribou fur. Eric Bowling/NNSL photo

Kaylee Banks glances at the camera as she races off to play with her friends in her traditional garb. Eric Bowling/NNSL photo

Darrel “Lugga” Nasogaluak chisels his way down to the water during the ice chiselling competition. Eric Bowling/NNSL photo

Josephine Nasogaluak keeps a steady rhythm as she cleans snow out of a hole in the ice during the chiseling competition. Eric Bowling/NNSL photo

Stephen Allen, Robert Gruben, Chelsie Raddi, Shinese Kuptana and Jed Stefure go all out during the tug ‘o war competition. Eric Bowling/NNSL photo

Stephen Allen, Robert Gruben, Chelsie Raddi, Shinese Kuptana and Jed Stefure go all out during the tug ‘o war competition. Eric Bowling/NNSL photo

Stephanie Clarke and Katelyn Storr came all the way from Aklavik to watch the snowmobile races up close. Eric Bowling/NNSL photo

A snowmobiler races forward after the first lap of the 100 mile snowmobile race. Eric Bowling/NNSL photo

A racer looks back as he turns a corner with a bogey right on his tail. Eric Bowling/NNSL photo

Sleds… or bumber cars? Two racers touch hips as they turn a corner. Eric Bowling/NNSL photo

A racer leans out to counterbalance his sled as he makes a corner. Eric Bowling/NNSL photo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eric Bowling

Your source for all things happening in the Beaufort Delta. Eric jumped at the chance to write for the Inuvik Drum after cutting his teeth in Alberta. He enjoys long walks, loud music and strong coffee....

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