Students at Tusarvik School in Naujaat were among numerous schools, groups and organizations across the Kivalliq that showed their support for the community of Humboldt, Sask., by wearing a sports jersey or green shirt on April 12.

The Tusarvik students also made green hearts and posters to show that their thoughts are with the town of Humboldt during this most difficult time.

The students of Tusarvik School showed their support for the community of Humboldt, Sask., by wearing a sports jersey or green shirt to school on April 12 in Naujaat. photo courtesy Matt Thompson

Magical time across the territory


Magician Brian Glow, the ‘master of illusion and fun,’ is beginning the first leg of a Nunavut tour with a stop in Gjoa Haven this week.

Glow, who has performed in a number of Nunavut communities, is embarking on his fifth tour and, this time out, he is partnering with Influencers Motivating Influencers.

Influencers Motivating Influencers has been touring across Nunavut presenting to schools and communities about mental health, goal setting, self-esteem and anti-bullying for the past five years.

The dates and Kivalliq communities Glow will be visiting as part of his tour are yet to be announced.

Glow’s tour is made possible by the assistance and sponsorship of First Air, Calm Air, the Kivalliq Inuit Association, Arctic Co-op and Inns North, as well as the participation of each community the team visits.

Bravo races announced


The Arviat Bravo Club has announced that the 15th annual Extreme Bravo Race will be held in Arviat on April 28 and 29.

Large crowds and plenty of excitement have been the norm during the event’s 15-year run in the community, and head organizer Pierre Ikakhik said this year’s race promises to be no exception.

Season over for Rankin arena

Rankin Inlet

The hamlet of Rankin Inlet officially closed its arena for the season this past Friday, April 13. The grand old lady of Rankin is nearing its end as the focal point of the community, as construction on Rankin’s new arena recently got underway.

Dance time in Arviat


The community of Arviat hosted the second annual Phillip Kigusiutnak Memorial Square Dance Showdown this past weekend, from April 12 to 15.

Square dance teams from Gjoa Haven, Rankin Inlet and Naujaat among others travelled to Arviat to compete in the event.

Final results from the show down were unavailable as of press time.

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