The Kivalliq region put in a strong showing at the annual awards ceremony to recognize Nunavut’s best in sport.
The event is hosted by the Sport and Recreation Division of C&GS and the Recreation and Parks Association of Nunavut (RPAN).
Listed below are the four awards taken home to the Kivalliq during the Oct. 22 ceremony in Iqaluit:
First Air President’s Award for Excellence
David Clark (hockey), Rankin Inlet
Female Athlete of the Year
Natalie Baker (wrestling), Arviat
Official of the Year
Paul Stroeder (soccer), Rankin Inlet
Special Recognition Award
Doris Bruce (soccer), Coral Harbour
Board members appointed
Roxanne Reudiger of Rankin Inlet was one of three people appointed to Qulliq Energy Corp.’s board of directors by Minister Responsible for Qulliq Energy Jeannie Ehaloak on Oct. 18.
Also appointed were Juanie Pudluk and Nastania Mullin of Iqaluit. The appointments are for three-year terms.
The recent additions expand the board of directors to 10 members and bring the board to 50 per cent Nunavut Inuit representation.
The Canadian Arctic’s tall ship, North Star of Herschel Island, was inducted into the Northwest Passage Hall of Fame at the annual Arctic Awards Gala at the Vancouver Maritime Museum.
The ship is currently moored at the Vancouver Maritime Museum’s Heritage Harbour.
North Star is the last of the sailing ships involved in Canada’s Arctic fur trade.
Originally owned and operated by two Inuit trappers, Fred Carpenter and Jim Wolki of Sachs Harbour, from 1935 until 1961, she was subsequently chartered by both the John Diefenbaker and Pierre Trudeau governments to assert Canadian Arctic sovereignty.
Recently North Star served as the Canadian goodwill ambassador at an international tall ships festival.
Also inducted were Sven Johansson for being the first captain to sail a private vessel through the Northwest Passage and the Hudson’s Bay Co. for its 1920’s expedition to set up a fur trading post on King William Island.