Nunavut's Arctic Winter Games spirit still strong by chenmeixiu


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                   Arctic Winter
                   Games spirit
                    still strong
                            49 uluit
Iqaluit's mayor           for territory
top pin trader

Team Nunavut
medal results

prepares for
2012 Games

Games in
pictures                                                                                                                      James McCarthy/NNSL photo

                  Isabella Bruce of Rankin Inlet performs a splits on the balance beam during the gymnastics competition on March 10.
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                                                                                              on display
                                                                                                Inuksuk Drum Dancers put on a fine show
                                                                                                      at Arctic Winter Games Gala
                                                                                                          by James McCarthy       felt that was how we want-          in the afternoon," she said.
                                                                                                         Northern News Services   ed to represent Nunavut."           "We got to interact with the
                                                                                                          Grande Prairie, Alta    The group performed at the          groups from Alaska and
                                                                                                 This year's Arctic Winter        cultural galas, which were          Nunavik, as well as some jig-
                                                                                              Games' greater emphasis on          held on March 11 and 12 at          gers from Alberta.
                                                                                              culture impressed Nunavut's         Grande Prairie Regional Col-            "Unlike the gala, we had
                                                                                              performers.                         lege. Piercey said the group        20 minutes to perform, but
                                                                                                 Mary Piercey, director of        had seven minutes to repre-         it was just a small portion of
                                                                                              the Inuksuk Drum Dancers,           sent the cultural richness of       what we had each time."
                                                                                              said it felt like culture had       Nunavut.                                For Alianai Niviatsiak, it
                                                                                              been shunted at past games.              "I thought our routine was     was the first time she had
                                                                                                 "Everything was well-            well-received by everyone,"         the chance to perform at the
                                                                                              organized and we even had           she said. "All of the feedback      games. She said she was happy
                                                                                              our own drivers," she said.         we received was very posi-          to have been chosen to go.
                                                                                                 "Before, it felt as if they      tive."                                  "It was lots of fun," she said.
                                                                                              stuck us off far away from               In addition to performing      "We got to see other groups and
                                                                                              the games themselves and            the traditional acts and sing-      we made a lot of new friends."
                                                                                              we would perform in front           ing songs by artists such as        Performing in front of large
                                                                                              of very few people," she said.      Susan Aglukark, Piercey said        crowds in a brand new environ-
                                                                                              "This time, we were just            they decided to write an ori-       ment took a little getting used
                                                                                              treated so well and I think it      ginal song titled, "Courage."       to, Niviatsiak admitted.
                                                                                              was because everything was               "It was written in all three       "It was nerve-wracking, of
                                                                                              so well-advertised and every        languages (French, English          course, but also exciting," she
                                                                                              show was well-attended."            and Inuktitut) and talks about      said. "We were very happy to
                                                                                                 Piercey said the goal of         young people having the cour-       show our culture and show
                                                                                              the Inuksuk Drum Dancers,           age to go forward and realize       who we are and where we
                                                                                              who are based in Iqaluit, was       their dreams and to achieve         come from."
                                                                                              to display a mix of traditional     their best," she said.                  Niviatsiak is still young
                                                                                              and contemporary.                        Outside of the galas, the      enough to go to Whitehorse in
                                                                                                 "We took the drums down          group performed around              2012 and said she would like
                                                                                              and did some traditional dan-       the city at various locations.      to go back again, if she gets
                                                                                              cing, as well as the throat         Piercey said the group had a        the chance to do so.
                                                                    Chris Puglia/NNSL photo
                                                                                              singing," she said. "We             little more time to perform for         "The age limit is 21, so
  Christine Tootoo performs a traditional drum dance during the Arctic Winter                 also had some contempor-            those who stopped to watch.         I'm hoping to do it again,"
  Games cultural gala dress rehearsal on March 11.                                            ary dance numbers and we                 "We performed every day        she said.
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   Nunavut chef de mission Kyle Seeley said his territory had "strong showings" in many sports.

Nunavut fares well at Games
                                   Chef de mission gives his thoughts on the games that were
                                                    table tennis was also a favourable event for the   shopping when not on the court. Seeley said
                             by James McCarthy
                           Northern News Services   territory. The team, as a whole, won a total of    logistically, everything was good, as were the                  medal count
                            Grande Prairie, Alta    seven medals, including a gold in the juvenile     athletes themselves while in Grande Prairie, a
    With the Arctic Winter Games over for ano-      female team event.                                 city of nearly 50,000 people.
ther two years, it's time to reflect on Nunavut's       There were some heartbreaking results for          "The flights in and out were all on time and      Team      Gold    Silver   Bronze      Total
performance and who better to talk to than the      some of the teams. The bantam boys hockey          everyone got back home safely," he said. "One
chef de mission himself.                            team ended up with silver after losing the gold    good thing about the planning of the games
    Kyle Seeley spent hours and hours going         medal game to the NWT on March 12, but as          was the kids were kept busy at all times and
to different venues, dealing with athlete issues    coach Todd Gardner admitted, his team blew         we were fortunate with that. The athletes were        Alaska     87     85       79           251
and just made sure everyone had a good time.        their stack against Alberta North the night        occupied enough with the schedules and there
On the playing field, he said Nunavut's athletes    before in winning the semifinal, 4-3. Alexan-      were no issues with discipline. They really
had a great showing.                                der Tuktudjuk also missed out on a medal after     were great ambassadors for our territory."            N. Alberta 43     56       46           145
    "We had strong showings in the sports we        losing the bronze medal game against his bad-      Seeley was perhaps the busiest person as chef
traditionally do well in, such as wrestling,        minton opponent from the Yukon in straight         de mission and you might think he managed
speed skating, Arctic sports,"                                  sets. The intermediate female soc-     to get some time to relax and recover from a
he said. "On a general level, we                                cer team also lost the bronze medal    hectic seven days on the job, but the task now        NWT        31     28       48           107
continue to improve in a lot of   "We continue                  game to the NWT on March 12 by         begins for the 2012 games in Whitehorse. See-
sports, like hockey, table ten-                                 a score of 3-1, which featured Baker   ley said there are plans in the coming weeks
nis, volleyball, boys and girls    to improve in                Lake's Kiah Hachey, who served         to have some discussions on just how to go            Yukon      37     37       27           101
basketball. I think our badmin-
ton team performed within its
                                        a lot                   as team captain, in what could be
                                                                her final appearance in a Nunavut
                                                                                                       forward for the next games.
                                                                                                           "Some coaches and the TSOs (territorial
goals and had strong showings
with its veteran players. Ove-
                                     of sports."                soccer uniform.                        sports organizations) will come together and
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                                                                   Seeley said he did make it to       talk about the direction for some sports and
rall, I think our athletes did us                               every venue, but didn't get to spend   that's a healthy dialogue to have," he said. "We
all very proud."                                    enough time visiting everyone.                     did a review right throughout the Games on
    In terms of medals and performances, Sean           "I really wanted to try and talk to the ath-   how we did. We'll start the team selection for        Greenland 18      16       15           49
Nipisar of Whale Cove was another big per-          letes and see a lot more than I did," he said.     2012 pretty soon because we do have the 2011
former for the territory, earning a pair of gold    "I did see some of the cultural events, the dog    Canada Winter Games coming up, so we have
medals in the open men's two-foot high kick         mushing, the speedskating. I just wanted to see    territorials happening soon."
and the triple jump. He followed that up with a     more of it."                                           The final task for Seeley in his role is to       Nunavut    9      16       24           49
silver medal performance in the one-foot high           One of the big chores of the week was          submit a review on how the games went off
kick and a bronze medal in the kneel jump. His      making sure the athletes and coaches got to        in his eyes. As for the job Grande Prairie did
overall results were good enough to earn him a      and from the city in good order, either through    in hosting the games, Seeley said he will have        Nunavik    12     10       13           35
silver medal in the all-around standings, giving    bus transportation on the ground in the host       nothing but good things to say.
him five medals total.                              city or by charters flying the kids back and           "They did a first-rate job and put on a great
    The junior boys volleyball team defied the      forth from the territory. The athletes and         show," he said. "We would be happy to go back
odds and picked up a bronze medal, while            coaches also got the chance to take in some        there anytime.                                        Sapmi      3      5        2            10
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  George Arcand, left, president of the 2012 Arctic Winter Games Host Committee, and Whitehorse city councillor Ranj Pillai visited Grande Prairie, Alta., for the
  closing ceremonies of the 2010 Arctic Winter Games on March 13.

                                                      Whitehorse begins
                                                      preparations for
                                                      2012 Games
                                                                                City spending $6 million to host event
                                                                  by James McCarthy       games, which are slated for      ity to host an event like this     tions arose from members
                                                                 Northern News Services   March 4 to 10 in the Yukon       and have even the local ath-       on council about whether
                                                                  Grande Prairie, Alta    capital, which comprises         letes experience an event like     the city could afford to host
                                                          Whitehorse has begun            nearly 25,000 people.            this," he said. "It's a chance     the games so soon after the
                                                      preparation for 2012 when it            "We have a management        for us to showcase our city        Canada Games. Pillai, who
                                                      will host the North for the         team in place, the general       and the venues. It's an amaz-      is new to council following
                                                      Arctic Winter Games.                manager has been hired and       ing quality of life we have like   elections last fall, said those
                                                          A couple of important           I think we're well on our        other great Northern capitals,     concerns were based upon
                                                      people from the next host city      way," he said. "We have some     like Yellowknife and Iqaluit,      doing due diligence before
                                                      paid a visit to Grande Prairie,     experience with the people       and we're ready to get back        moving ahead.
                                                      Alta., March 6 to                                    we have on      and start on the preparations          "At this point, the feeling I
                                                      13.                                                  board that      and get things going."             get from the mayor and coun-
                                                          George Arcand,                                   are all com-        Around $6 million has          cil, is we're excited about the
                                                      president of the
                                                      2012 host commit-
                                                                                 "It's an                  ing from the
                                                                                                           Canada Win-
                                                                                                                           been budgeted by city council
                                                                                                                           for the Games' operations, but
                                                                                                                                                              opportunity of hosting some-
                                                                                                                                                              thing of this magnitude," he
                                                      tee, and Whitehorse        amazing                   ter Games,
                                                                                                           which      we
                                                                                                                           Arcand said that number is
                                                                                                                           always a moving target.
                                                      city councillor Ranj                                                                                        As for incorporating any
                                                      Pillai got a look at     opportunity."               hosted     in       "That's a normal number        ideas from Grande Prai-
                                                      how things went                                      2007 and that   for what's going on in this        rie into Whitehorse's plans,
                                                      and Arcand said he                                   will make it    age and that was submitted         Arcand said everything will
                                                      was impressed with                                   a pretty good   in the bid package to the          stay the same as it's always
                                                      what he saw.                        team."                           international committee," he       been.
                                                          "The best part was the              From city council's point    said. "City council did the            "We're all doing the same
                                                      kids were having a good time        of view, Pillai said they are    bid, then they charge us with      sports, so that won't change a
                                                      and they did a great job with       looking forward to hosting       the duty of putting on the         lot," he said. "Not much will
                                                      that," he said.                     the Games again, as the city     games."                            change. We'll be doing a lot
                                                          Things are starting to          last did in 2000.                    The bid process hit a bit of   of similar things as in past
                                                      come together for the 2012              "It's an amazing opportun-   a snafu in 2008 when ques-         Games."
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'I got pinned'
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     Pin trading reaches cult-like proportions
              at Arctic Winter Games
                  by Chris Puglia     sports ones out there," Sheu-              money because you have to go
            Northern News Services    tiapik says. "For me it's about a          buy some to complete a set,"
             Grande Prairie, Alta     set for a set rather than a piece          says Schofield, who has five
    Standing outside the Crys-        by piece, it saves time."                  sets from this year and all the
tal Centre in Grande Prairie,             Sheutiapik began trading               sets from last year.
Alta., Janet Pacey points at a        pins in 2002 when Iqaluit co-                  Pin trading, of course, starts
woman approaching the pin             hosted the Games with Nuuk,                with the pins themselves and
trading centre inside.                Greenland.                                 Pacey says it's the creativity of
    "She's coming just to get             "I saw what was happening              the contingents that keeps the
my pin. She's been here every         with the pins, I got pinned,"              trade alive. Teams have started
day right at the same time. She       she says.                                  to compete with each other for
is manic if I don't have a pin to         Whether trading for nearly             best pin design.
give her," says Pacey, who was        a decade or only a week, pin                   "Nunavik started out with
the pin trading co-ordinator for      seeking has an unmistakable                one single pin ... boring. Next
the 2010 Arctic Winter Games          lustre and the power to tran-              time they did a puzzle pin
from March 6 to 12.                   scend culture and language.                ... very cool and very highly
    Pins are a phenomenon at              Jade Lafferty, of Yellow-              prized. The next year they did
the Games each                                        knife, started             the exact same thing ... boring.
year and have                                         trading pins this          This year they did this whole
developed a near                                      year.                      four piece thing and it's blue
cult-like follow-                                          "It started           and red and white and shiny
ing.                  "It is another                  getting interest-          and it's just awesome," says
    "It is another
sport,       man,"         sport."                    ing seeing all
                                                      the different pins
                                                                                 Pacey, a glint in her eye.
                                                                                     But, as with any economy,
Pacey         says.                                   they have. My              the most valuable items are
"There are people                                     friend showed              those in highest demand and
who are here                                          me a few pins              most rare.
every day and                                         and they looked                There is one set that Pacey
they spend hours and hours            sweet and I wanted some," he               says is the holy grail of pin
here. I have upwards of 600           says.                                      trading.
people a day. Some people are             Zach Schofield, also of                    "There's these two guys
(here) four times in one day."        Yellowknife, who brought                   from the international commit-
    Pacey first got involved          Lafferty into the pin trading              tee and they put out 100 pins –
in the Games' pin trade in            fold, was hooked after his first           they each get 50 – they have
2004 at her first Games in            Games in 2008.                             a map of Alaska and every
Fort McMurray, Alta. Back                 "It seemed like a fun idea.            Games they have it engraved
then she was a public relations       You meet new people. You                   with the date," says Pacey, her
employee with CBC, and the            have to go up to a Nunavut girl            voice thick with envy.
broadcaster always brings its         or boy and ask to trade. I did                 She said those pins are only
own pins to the Games.                Greenland. It was pretty diffi-            given to a select few. "I don't
    She says she started out          cult I said 'pin' ... 'yes', 'trade' ...   have one for these Games but
giving out pins but then began        'yes,'" he says of the language            I am hoping the gods might                                                                                   Chris Puglia/NNSL photo
to trade them. She wound up           barrier.                                   smile upon me and they might          Elisapee Sheutiapik, mayor of Iqaluit, shows the pins she has collected at the
with neck pain because of                 But like any obsession there           give me one. It's the one I           Arctic Winter Games past and present. Nunavut's pin – a five-part walrus – was
the weight of her bounty, she         is a downside.                             always strive to get. It's a bright   very popular, giving Sheutiapik, who had five sets, a lot of bargaining power
remembers.                                "Sometimes it's a waste of             shiny gold map."
    "It became obsessive. I went
                                                                                                                       when trading.
to every event I could find just
to find people to trade with. I
soused out as much as I could.
I will never forget all that. I got
to meet a lot more people and
go to a lot more things because
of pin trading."
    Pins range from the stan-
dard to the outrageous. Nuna-
vut and Nunavik, for example,
tied this year for the most cov-
eted team pin. Both designed a
puzzle set, combining multiple
pins to form an image – Nuna-
vut a walrus and Nunavik an
    "It's the thrill of the hunt.
You've got one pin from a set
and you've got to complete it
and it's all you can think about
it," says Pacey of why people
take to the hobby.
    Being a good pin trader
takes charm, shrewdness, and,
of course, bargaining power.
Who did Pacey say was this
year's top trader?
    "Elisapee Sheutiapik, she's
crazy. She's probably got four
sets of everything," Pacey says
of Iqaluit's mayor.
    It's no wonder. Sheutiapik
had the inside track on Nuna-
vut's coveted seven-piece puz-
zle pin – she started her trad-
ing week with five sets.
    "I think I have all the team
sets and now I am working
on specific sports, like figure
skating, soccer; there are a few
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                                                                               Nunavut at
                                                                               the Games

                                                                                                                                                   James McCarthy/NNSL photos

   The open men's handgames team from Arctic Bay stand with the Nunavut flag after winning silver in the competition on March 9. From left, Bobby Kilabuk, Tom
   Naqitarvik, Thomas Levi and Darryl Levi.

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at some more photos before
we close the book. Nunavut's
athletes compiled 49 med-
als in total in such sports as                                                           Max Shoo of Iqaluit
hockey, wrestling, badminton                                                             patrols the offensive
and table tennis.                                                                             zone during the
                                                                                            bantam boys gold
                                                                                       medal game on March
                                                                                        12. The NWT won the
                                                                                          game and Nunavut
                                                                                               took the silver.
                                   Valerie Kogvik of Gjoa Haven clears the ball dur-
                                   ing intermediate girls soccer action on March 6.
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                                                                                  Boys volleyball coach John Legate has a concerned look on his face during
                                                                                  action against the Yukon on March 7.

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                                                                                      Nunavut mission
                                                                                   staff member Andre
                                                                                    Samson marvels at
                                                                                       his surroundings
                                                                                              during the
                                                                                    closing ceremonies
                                                                                          on March 13.

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                                                                                                                               Arnold Arngna'naaq of Coral
                                                                                                                               Harbour grapples with his
                                                                                                                               opponent from Alaska dur-
                                                                                                                               ing an Inuit wrestling match
                                                                                                                               on March 11. Arngna'naaq
  Louis Nutarariaq of Iqaluit, right, tries in vain to block a shot from an NWT                                                went on to win the match and
  player during junior boys basketball action on March 9. The NWT won the                                                      won the silver medal in the
  game 72-56.                                                                                                                  competition.
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                                                                                                                                                                     James McCarthy/NNSL photos

   Samson Ell of Coral Harbour grimaces in pain after being taken down during the Inuit wrestling event on March 11.

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              Kivalliq Inuit wrestlers                                              åÔîíÊπÚ∏¥î åÔîíé∆¬ùî ∞îπ 11-Ùé∆¬ü.

                  take to the mat
              at Arctic Winter Games
                  by James McCarthy       and the head must be in contact with
                 Northern News Services   the opponent is shoulder.
                  Grande Prairie, Alta        If either the grip is lost or if
    Nunavut's wrestling contingent        the competitors are separated, the
was already strong enough at the          opponent is declared the winner.
Arctic Winter Games, thanks to the        As well, the use of hips to throw an
Kivalliq influence, but the wrestlers     opponent is forbidden. Everything
had a chance to take part in an event     must be done using the arms and
all their own.                            legs. Each team was given a chance
    Inuit wrestling was the name          to take part in a clinic before the
of the game at Montrose Junior            event began, but Angoyuaq said
Public School in Grande Prairie,          the rules were changed from past
Alta., on March 11. All competitors       years.
had a chance to see exactly how it's          "When I wrestled this, there was
done Inuit style. Head coach Patrick      no time limit, there was no out-of-
Angoyuaq of Baker Lake                                    bounds and the ref-
said his squad put forth a                                erees were a lot more
fine performance.
    "We won three silver      "They were                  strict," he said.
                                                              Perhaps the gutsi-
medals today (March 11)
and I'm very happy with
                               tough and                  est performance of
                                                          the entire event was
that," he said. "That adds      they were                 from Coral Harbour's
to our collection of med-                                 Saul Netser. Netser
als we've won already."          all big."                managed to win a sil-
Those other medals                                        ver medal in the 68
included a silver in the                                  kg weight class, but it
team event on March 7, and four           came at a cost. His semifinal match
bronze medal performances in the          ended with Netser not only win-
individual competition on March 9.        ning, but leaving with a bloody nose
There were also four bronze medal         that required plenty of attention. He
results in Inuit wrestling as well.       managed to get himself cleaned up
    Inuit wrestling differs from free-    and back on the mat, only to lose the
style and Greco-Roman wrestling           gold medal match, 2-0. He said he
in many ways. The match is fought         just had to get back on the mat.
over a best two-out-of-three falls,           "It was the gold medal match and
each being two minutes in length.         I couldn't miss it," he said.
Each wrestler must maintain a lock-           When asked who the toughest
ing grip of their hands behind their      team was, almost everyone said
opponents' back. The order of who         Alaska.
grips first is determined by a coin           "They were tough and they were
toss before the match begins. The         all big," said Samson Ell from Coral      William Jr. Nakoolak of Coral Harbour gets a good grip on his opponent from Northern Alberta
grip must be maintained at all times      Harbour.                                  during the Inuit wrestling event on March 11.
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Nunavut's medal winners
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                                                                                                                                     Gold uluit
                                                                                                                                       Open men two-foot high kick:
                                                                                                                                         Sean Nipisar, Whale Cove

                                                                                                                                          Open male kneel jump:
                                                                                                                                        James Tautu, Chesterfield Inlet

                                                                                                                                          Open male triple jump:
                                                                                                                                          Sean Nipisar, Whale Cove

                                                                                                                                         Open female arm pull:
                                                                                                                                      Maggie Kingmeatok, Rankin Inlet

                                                                                                                                          Junior male snow snake:
                                                                                                                                        Richard Bohlender, Arctic Bay

                                                                                                                                           Open male snow snake:
                                                                                                                                           Darryl Levi, Arctic Bay

                                                                                                                                     Open male Dene games all-around:
                                                                                                                                        Tom Naqitarvik, Arctic Bay

                                                                                                                                  Juvenile male speedskating 2,000 m relay:
                                                                                                                                           Mitchell Courtney, Iqaluit
                                                                                                                                      John Henry Etegik, Cambridge Bay
                                                                                                                                              Tyler Kirk, Iqaluit
                                                                                                                                       George Wapoose, Cambridge Bay

                                                                                                                                    Juvenile female table tennis doubles:
                                                                                                                                          Karla Evaluarjak, Iglulik
                                                                                                                                     Mary-Anne Samayualie, Cape Dorset

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                                                                                                                            Goaltender Stevie Alivaktuk of Pangnirtung
                                                                                               James McCarthy/NNSL photos   watches the puck roll in front of him during the
  W. Robinson Katokra of Repulse Bay sets up the ball during junior men's volleyball play on March 7.                       bantam boys gold medal game on March 12.
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        Open male one-foot high kick               Samuel Pameolik, Rankin Inlet;                Eli Paliak, Coral Harbour              75 kg male Inuit wrestling
         Sean Nipisar, Whale Cove                  Michael Kotelewetz, Baker Lake;                                                       Eli Paliak, Coral Harbour
                                                         Ryan Bayne, Iqaluit;                   68 kg male Inuit wrestling
           Open male triple jump                      Lodie Ipeelie, Jr., Iqaluit;              Saul Nester, Coral Harbour              82 kg male Inuit wrestling
          Jashua Ussak, Whale Cove                    Nathan Gardner, Iqaluit;                                                       Arnold Arngna'naaq, Coral Harbour
                                                   Stevie Alivaktuk, Pangnirtung;         ÄƒÄ ã¿ÖÒ Ω£¿Í´ÇíÒ ∂À±´îéflÒ Öï¿Í´ú ¥∂îπÖÍ´ÇíÍ´ú Ä¥Äî åÔîíÊπÚ∏¥î
     Open male Arctic sports all-around                Iola Sheutiapik, Iqaluit;          åÔîíÒé∆¬ùî ∞îπ 11-Ùé∆¬ü.
         Sean Nipisar, Whale Cove                      Michael Tilley, Iqaluit;
                                                          Max Shoo, Iqaluit;
       Juvenile male badminton singles                  Shane Kuksuk, Arviat
          Ray Milortok, Repulse Bay
                                                  Juvenile female table tennis singles
     Open male                                                        Mary-Anne Sam-
   handgames                                                       ayualie, Cape Dorset
    Thomas Levi,
Darryl Levi, Tom
Naqitarvik, Bobby         Silver uluit                              Junior female table
                                                                     tennis doubles
Kilabuk (all Arctic                                                 Suzi Akana, Kugluk-
      Bay)                                                                tuk;
                                                       Mine Celebi, Cape Dorset
            Open male snow snake
               Tom Naqitarvik,                   Juvenile table tennis mixed doubles
                Arctic Bay                            David Haulli, Hall Beach;
                                                 Mary-Anne Samayualie, Cape Dorset
            Bantam boys hockey
               Joshua Tartak,                   Juvenile female table tennis team event
              Rankin Inlet;                      Mary-Anne Samayualie, Cape Dorset;
          Matthew Gardner, Iqaluit;                     Karla Evaluarjuk, Iglulik
        Joanasie Dialla, Pangnirtung;
       Michael Wallace, Rankin Inlet;                   68 kg male wrestling
   Kenneth-John Putulik, Chesterfield Inlet;          Saul Nester, Coral Harbour
       Joseph Sabourin, Rankin Inlet;                        75 kg male
        Colton Graham, Rankin Inlet;                        wrestling

                                                                                                                                                              James McCarthy/NNSL photo

                                                                                          Eli Paliak of Coral Harbour keeps his grip on his opponent from the NWT dur-
                                                                                          ing Inuit wrestling action on March 11.
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                                                                                                       Open male one-foot high kick                         Leetia Nuyalia, Iqaluit
                                                                                                      Randy Tanuyak, Chesterfield Inlet
                                                                                                                                                      Junior female table tennis singles
                                                                                                       Junior male Alaskan high kick                      Mine Celebi, Cape Dorset
                                                                                                            Komak Jackie, Arviat
                                                                                                                                                    Junior female table tennis team event
                                                                                                           Open male kneel jump                           Mine Celebi, Cape Dorset;
                                                                                                          Sean Nipisar, Whale Cove                         Suzi Akana, Kugluktuk

                                                                                                      Juvenile male badminton doubles                      Junior male volleyball
                                                                                                         Ray Milortok, Repulse Bay                      Jonah Oolayou, Pangnirtung;
                                                                                                        Jonah Mingeriak, Clyde River                    Anthyme Kadjuk, Baker Lake;
                                                                                                                                                       Delvin Aviugana, Repulse Bay;
                                                                                                          Open male snow snake                             Ipellie Ootoova, Iqaluit;
                                                                                                          Thomas Levi, Arctic Bay                        Kevin Malliki, Repulse Bay;
                                                                                                                                                     Ray-Curtis Tuktudjuk, Repulse Bay;
                                                                                                           Junior male stick pull                     Stephen Angotialuk, Repulse Bay;
                                                                                                         Mason Pauloosie, Arctic Bay                    Ronald Anawak, Rankin Inlet;
                                                                                                                                                         Leroy Bruce, Rankin Inlet;
                                                                                                              Open male pole push                    W. Robinson Katokra, Repulse Bay
                                                                                                    Thomas Levi, Darryl Levi, Tom Naqitar-
                                                                                                vik, Bobby Kilabuk                                                         Wrestling team
                                                                                                  (all Arctic Bay)                                                             co-ed
                                                                                                    Juvenile co-ed
                                                                                                10 km dog mushing
                                                                                                       (5 dog)
                                                                                                                         Bronze uluit                                   Arngna'naaq, Coral
                                                                                                                                                                           Eli Paliak, Coral
                                                                                                    Tristen Dias,                                                            Harbour;
                                                                                                    Rankin Inlet                                                          Saul Nester, Coral
                                                                                                                                                     Harbour; Uliipika Irngaut, Iglulik;
                                                                                                                Junior co-ed                          Adamie Nakoolak, Coral Harbour;
                                                                                                    7.5 km dog mushing team (4 dog)                    Kyle MacLean, Coral Harbour;
                                                                                                        Israel Aliyak, Rankin Inlet                      Samson Ell, Coral Harbour;
                                                                                                        Robby-Joe Tudlik, Rankin Inlet               William Jr. Nakoolak, Coral Harbour

                                                                                                            Midget male hockey                             56 kg female wrestling
                                                                                                        Kevin McLarty, Rankin Inlet;                       Uliipika Irngaut, Iglulik
                                                                                                       Johnny Kilabuk, Pangnirtung;
                                                                                                        Roger Tagoona, Rankin Inlet;                      57 kg male wrestling
                                                                                                           Philip Verreault, Iqaluit;                 Adamie Nakoolak, Coral Harbour
                                                                                                          Manasie Kendall, Iqaluit;
                                                                                                             Wager Ford, Iqaluit;                          82 kg male wrestling
                                                                                                            Josh Thomas, Iqaluit;                    Arnold Arngna'naaq, Coral Harbour
                                                                                                       Scott Angnakak, Rankin Inlet;
                                                                                                       Wendel Kaludjak, Rankin Inlet;                       90 kg male wrestling
                                                                                                       Jeff Siusangnark, Repulse Bay;                   Kyle MacLean, Coral Harbour
                                                                                                        Joseph Kopak, Repulse Bay;
                                                                                                            Chris Teiman, Iqaluit;                      56 kg female Inuit wrestling
                                                                                                           TJ Tootoo, Baker Lake;                          Uliipika Irngaut, Iglulik
                                                                                                        Ryan Qauqquqtuq, Taloyoak;
                                                                                                        Randy Eecherk, Rankin Inlet;                     52 kg male Inuit wrestling
                                                                                                             Calvin Tilley, Iqaluit                  William Jr. Nakoolak, Coral Harbour

                                                                                                         Junior female speedskating                      62 kg male Inuit wrestling
                                                                                                              3,000 m relay                              Samson Ell, Coral Harbour
                                                                                                              Sarah Ali, Iqaluit;
                                                                    James McCarthy/NNSL photo             Aloka Wijesooriya, Iqaluit;                    90 kg male Inuit wrestling
  Kyle Owingayak of Rankin Inlet inbounds the ball during junior men's basket-                              Emilia Nevin, Iqaluit;                      Kyle MacLean, Coral Harbour
  ball action on March 7.
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                                                                                                                        honour of
                                                                                                                        the Games
                                                                                                                           Arctic Bay's Thomas Levi
                                                                                                                          selected as Nunavut's flag
                                                                                                                         bearer for closing ceremony
                                                                                                                                   by James McCarthy       Dene Games, said, "It was like
                                                                                                                                  Northern News Services   carrying the Olympic torch.
                                                                                                                                   Grande Prairie, Alta    It felt so good to be picked
                                                                                                                           Thomas Levi of Arctic Bay       because I didn't expect it. I was
                                                                                                                        was given an honour provided       very happy and it was a good
                                                                                                                        to a select few athletes – he      experience."
                                                                                                                        carried his territory's flag           Levi said he only found out
                                                                                            James McCarthy/NNSL photo
                                                                                                                        into the closing ceremonies of     about his job a couple of hours
                                                                                                                        the Arctic Winter Games on         before the closing began.
  Thomas Levi of Arctic Bay had the honour of carrying Nunavut's flag into the closing ceremony of the                  March 13.                              "I was going to back to the
  Arctic Winter Games on March 13.                                                                                         Levi, who competed in           school where we were stay-
                                                                                                                                                           ing and Kyle (Seeley, Nunavut
                                                                                                                                                           chef de mission) was in a truck
                                                                                                                                                           and stopped me," he said. "He

                                                                                                                                                           told me he had to talk to me
                                                                                                                                                           about something and then he
                                                                                                                                                           shook my hand and told me
                                                                                                                                                           I was nominated to carry the
                                                                                                                                                           flag. I just want to thank Sport
                                                     d=xhAt/sKy kx5]m5f8k5, wcl1i bmwb                                                                     Nunavut for giving me the
                                                                                                                                                           chance to do this. The medals
                                                W8ax6]t5, W8ax6ti4 wvJ6]t5, wvJ6y6]t5, bfC8]Nt5t]p5                                                        were good to win, but being
                                                                                                                                                           flag bearer was a once-in-a-
                                                x7ml vm]p5 wMsMs6g5 bmgmi x3]CAu d=xhctQ?4tQ5                                                              lifetime experience."
                                                                                                                                                               Levi admitted the task was
                                                 WJ8N3ix3i3u4 x7m WNhxct]Q5tx3li Wirnsti3u4                                                                a little nerve-wracking for
                                                          srs6b6gu W8ax3i3u. bw]m5tx6U                                                                         "I saw all the other flag
                                                                                                                                                           bearers and I was just happy to
                                                                                                                                                           be a part of it," he said. "I was
                                                                                                                                                           proud to represent my com-
                                                                                                                                                           munity and my territory and I
                                                                                                                                                           think I was chosen because of
                                                                                                                                                           all the hard work of the boys
                                                                                                                                                           and girls on the Dene Games

                                                                                                                                                                      'I am Inuk'
                                                                                                                                                               Before the ceremony began,
                                                                                                                                                           Levi said he noticed some of
                                                                                                                                                           the athletes with their medals,
                                                                                                                                                           but he was wearing something
                                                                                                                                                           he said was a little more spe-
                                                                                                                                                               "I was wearing a hoodie
                                                                                                                                                           which said 'Inujuga,' which
                                                                                                                                                           means, 'I am Inuk,'" he said.
                                                                                                                                                               These were the fourth Arc-
                                                                                                                                                           tic Winter Games Levi has
                                                                                                                                                           attended. He said each time
                                                                                                                                                           has been a little different for
                                                                                                                                                               "It might be the fourth time
                                                                                                                                                           I've been, but it's always good
                                                                                                                                                           to meet old friends who have
                                                                                                                                                           been there before," he said.
                                                                                                                                                           "There are still some from
                                                                                                                                                           2004 (his first time) that I
                                                                                                                                                           competed against this year and
                                                                                                                                                           I'm sure I'll see some in two
                                                                                                                                                           years time when we go again."
                                                                                                                                                               As for his future in Dene
                                                                                                                                                           Games, Levi said the plan is to
                                                                                                                                                           try and focus on the boys side
                                                                                                                                                           for future games.
                                                                                                                                                               "I hope our chaperon,
                                                                                                                                                           Susana Barnabas, will take
                                                                                                                                                           over coaching the girls for
                                                                                                                                                           2012 and that will let me worry
                                                                                                                                                           about the junior male and open
                                                                                                                                                           men's divisions," he said.

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