Opening Ceremonies!

Yesterday saw the arrival of the final two teams. With the Mushers, support crew and officials all in Kangirsuk we are now that much closer to hitting the trails!

The NV of Kangirsuk, along with the help of Sautjuit school students put together a great feast for all to enjoy. The evening was opened with a warm welcome from Kangirsuk’s Mayor, followed by a speech from Vice President of Economic Development Maggie Emudluk. Maggie wished all the mushers a safe journey and spoke about her admiration in the mushers keeping a very important part of our culture alive.
With full bellies the Ivakkak participants had the chance to play some games to end an already amazing evening, thank you Kangirsuk!
Team Numbers for this years edition of Ivakkak are:

Team #1: Janimarik Beaulne & Peter Angutik Novalinga (PUV)
Team #2: George Kaukai & Timuti Angnatuk (Kuujjuaq)
Team #3: Eric Piita Ittukallak & Jakusi Amamatuak (PUV)
Team #4: Willie Cain & Ken Labbe (Tasiujaq)
Team #5: Noah Uqittuk & Janu Jaaka (Kangiqsujuaq)
Team #6: Aisa Surusilak & AIbilie Qumaluk (PUV)
Team #7: Sandy Jaaka & William Qullialuk (Kangiqsujuaq)

Opening Ceremonies!

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