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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. Christmas is here and we hope you all will enjoy your holidays with family.
This year will be different due to the pandemic, but we all can still enjoy this special time of the year with our families and loved ones. Weather has been much colder with temperatures reaching -50s. The colder temperatures means many more staying indoors doing activities, keeping busy sewing, carving, watching movies, doing homework, and much more family time.
Every year since the town of Cambridge Bay developed, the community has hosted games, dances, feasts and much more, but this year there will be no gatherings due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Recreation Department of the hamlet has plans instead to do Christmas virtual activities. A calendar of events has been made and schedules can be picked up at both Co-op and Northern Stores.
Some fun activities for everyone of all ages are a house-decorating contest, for kids – letters to Santa; craft making such as cards, parade, baking contests, singing and dance contests, rock your kammaks, talent show contest, scavenger hunt, traditional dress contest and more.
All the events will be done virtual by videos submitted to the Municipality of Cambridge Bay Facebook page. There will be notices and posts on their Facebook page daily with announcements done in both Inuinnaqtut and English. Good luck to all who will participate. Please remember to social distance and follow restrictions and rules put out by the health department. This way we will avoid the Covid-19 from coming to each of us. Be safe.
Every year the RCMP delivers toys for children in Nunavut. This year Cambridge Bay was not on the delivery list, but Kugluktuk children will be receiving gifts from Santa.
Food hampers are being delivered on Monday, December 21, 2020 to those who filled out an application from the Wellness Center. Please contact the Wellness Center to fill out an application to receive a food hamper.
We hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to each and everyone. I thank you all for all your support all year long, taking photographs and giving me the opportunity to keep my column and photographs happening. I wish to thank my Editors at News North for all your support also. Take care everyone, Remember to keep safe and keep washing your beautiful hands and your kids too. Be positive and strong within yourselves. Many of us will miss someone in our lives but they are always beside us.
Merry Christmas Son, God Be With You.