áΩáƒ âÁø öÚÒ˘≤Í´ÇíÒ ´πÔîíÒâÒ ÎÀ±´ Ö∏≤ïîê´ ÖÕÇíÒêéú áÒòΩÇéé∆¬ùî ∞îπ 10-Ùé∆¬ü. Nunavut's Arctic Winter Games spirit still strong 49 uluit Iqaluit's mayor for territory top pin trader Team Nunavut medal results inside Whitehorse 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. 2 NuNavut NEWS/NORtH, Monday, March 22, 2010 2010 Arctic Winter Games kNKu W?9oxJ5, N[Z/su, m5y 22, 2010 ] µ Nunavut culture ò‰øè∏ êê áœÀπêÔÒπÇé´ú ÎƒÇœÕÒêÒ ÇïÇÒíÒê´ ÇïÇúòî á∏ÙÖ›œÀÖ≤Í´ Ä¿ÒòπÒπÇé≤ú Ö∏¥ÈÒπØ∆¬éú ÉîëÔÕÒé∆¬ùî ∞îπ 11-Ùé∆¬ü. 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. kNKu W?9oxJ5, N[Z/su, m5y 22, 2010 ] µ 2010 Arctic Winter Games NuNavut NEWS/NORtH, Monday, March 22, 2010 3 ¥∂ﬂ±≠î ÖÚÀÒõ‰ÕÇÀÒ á∏ÙÖ›œÀÖÍ≤Í´ öÄ∆ ∫¿ ÇÔƒÇÒâÒ Ö›îêÒπØ≤Í ∂À°≤ "á∆¬ÖÊ∏∂Òê´≤Ç≤ËÒêü" Ö´ª≤ á∏ÙÖÊπÍ≤. James McCarthy/NNSL photo 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 Yamal-Nenets 35 21 8 64 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 4 NuNavut NEWS/NORtH, Monday, March 22, 2010 2010 Arctic Winter Games kNKu W?9oxJ5, N[Z/su, m5y 22, 2010 ] µ ÀÖœ Üõ∏, ΩÇ´Ö≤, ÖÚÀÒõÒ of the 2012-´ ÇïÇÒíÒê´ ÇïÇúòî á∏ÙÖ›œÀÖÍ≤Ò áíÔÒéîé›ÇÀ≠î öéØ«Ë≈î, Ö±Ø ﬂÄîHÇÖø´ ¥∂¿ãÇÕúò∏¥î öéØ«î Â∏œ á∆ƒÄ ≤ÇÍÊπØƒÇÒâÒ üÈ∏ â‰Ç‰, Ü∆äí≠î, ØêÕÇ≤ˆ¥î 2010-´ ÇïÇÒíÒê´ ÇïÇúòî á∏ÙÖ›œÀÖÍ≤Çç ∞îπ 13-Ùé∆¬ü. James McCarthy/NNSL photo 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. said. 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." kNKu W?9oxJ5, N[Z/su, m5y 22, 2010 ] µ 2010 Arctic Winter Games NuNavut NEWS/NORtH, Monday, March 22, 2010 5 'I got pinned' Ä¿Ωá πÇéÖáú, ØÄÕ ÄÔ¬∏¥î, íòÒòœ«ﬂÒ ÔÎÒòÖ≤ú ¥ÖÔîíÒπØÕÍ´≤ú ÇïÇÒíÒê´ ÇïÇúòî á∏ÙÖ›œÀÖÒêÔÒé∆¬ü πﬂ≤ˆ≤ Ö±Ø ∞∏∂. ¥∂ﬂ±≠î ÔÎÒòÖÒ – 7-≤ú Äƒ¿ú ÖÄ›∏ÙÖÒ -- ÖúªÖ¬ú áÇùÕÇ·ƒÇÒêÒ, πÇéÖáÇç, ì∏∂ í∆¿Ø≤ú áÔÒê≤, á∆¬ÖÊéùÀ∏∂ÒãƒÇÒíÚî íÇÒ∫ÔîíÇé¿ËÄ±Øí. 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 owl. "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 6 NuNavut NEWS/NORtH, Monday, March 22, 2010 2010 Arctic Winter Games kNKu W?9oxJ5, N[Z/su, m5y 22, 2010 ] µ ÖÙéî ÎƒÇœÕÒêéú ∂ƒÇÒìÔîí≤Í≠î Ä¿ûî ÄúáÖÍÀ¯´î ≤›ˆﬂî áπØ∆¬éú ¥∂‡ç ΩÄ±Øéˆ≤ú æƒúΩÇπÖƒÇÒêéú ÔòÍ¿±´ú áÒòΩÇéé∆¬ùî ∞îπ 9-Ùé∆¬ü. ΩÇ´Ö≤î, åá Îƒ„·Ò, ì± ∂ÎíÍ›ú, ìØø ¿·Ä Ö±Ø éÇÊ∆ ¿·Ä. 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. ‚¬‰ ò£›ú ÇÒªÒëÍ´ÇíÒ ÖÎπﬂÒ ÖÒΩÍ´ú Öò∆¡î ÖÍ∂Äî ÖÎé∆¬ùî ∞îπ 6-Ùé∆¬ü. ∞úπ º ÄÔ¬±´ÇíÒ ∂ÇîéªÒêÒ Öï¿Í´ ∂ÀÒíˆ∏≤ú å∏í± ÖÙéî †¬´ú by James McCarthy æƒúΩÇπÖËªÖÒêéú Northern News Services á∏ÙÖÒé∆¬ùî ∞îπ Grande Prairie, Alta 12-Ùé∆¬ü. ¥∂îπÖÒ The 2010 Arctic Winter æƒúΩƒÇÒâÒ ìúªØ≤ Games have been committed á∏ÙÖÍ≤Í´ Ö±Ø ¥∂ﬂî to history, but here's a look á∆¬≤ ÔòÍ¿±´ú. 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. kNKu W?9oxJ5, N[Z/su, m5y 22, 2010 ] µ 2010 Arctic Winter Games NuNavut NEWS/NORtH, Monday, March 22, 2010 7 «. ¬Äø ¥íË‰ÖÒ ÄÔ¬±´ÇíÒ, í¿ÒáÖ≤, Ωâœ«∂ªúë°¬ÖÒ ¥∂îπÖÍ´Çí´ú ÖÙé≤ú ‚¿åÒé≤ú á∏ÙÖÒé≤ú ÄöÀÒé Œ∏ ƒ°Äî Äª∞¬„·¬„·¬úëŒÒêÒ ó∂ˆ á∏ÙÖÒé≤ú ¥öÒèî ÖÙéî åøöîåé∆¬ùî ØÍÊÄî Ä¿ûî ∞îπ 9-Ùé∆¬ü. ¥∂îπÖÒ á∏ÙÖÒé∆¬ùî Öï¿ÔÒêéú Ãõ∏´ú ∞îπ 7-Ùé∆¬ü. ¥∂ﬂî æƒÇƒÇÒâî ØÍÊÖéÒêéú æƒúΩƒÇÒêÒ ìúªØ≤ á∏ÙÖÍ≤Í´ 72-56-Ùé∆¬éú. æƒÔƒÇËéú. Boys volleyball coach John Legate has a concerned look on his face during action against the Yukon on March 7. ¥∂ﬂ±≠î á∏ÙÖ›œÀÖÍ≤Í´ ÄÒö∂ÄÕÒé¥î ÄƒùÕÇÀÒ Ü∏êËÄ æ±Ω∏ öØ¿ÒêÒ Ö·é´≥îê≤ú ØêÕÇ¿Òé∆¬ü ∞îπ 13-Ùé∆¬ü. . Nunavut mission staff member Andre Samson marvels at his surroundings during the closing ceremonies on March 13. Ü¥∆ ÖÍ∂'∑Ò Ω£¿Í´ÇíÒ åÔéÔÒâÒ Öï¿Í´≤ú Ö≈øö´Çí´ú Ä¥Äî åÔîíÊπÚ∏¥î åÔîíé∆¬ùî ∞îπ 11-Ùé∆¬ü. ÖÍ∂'∑Ò æƒúΩƒÇÒêÒ ìúªØ≤ åÔîí≤Í´ Ö±Ø æƒúΩÇπÖƒÇÒê≤ ÔòÍ¿±´ú æƒúΩÇπÖÊé´ú ìúªØ≤ áÒòΩÇ≤Í´. 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. 8 NuNavut NEWS/NORtH, Monday, March 22, 2010 2010 Arctic Winter Games kNKu W?9oxJ5, N[Z/su, m5y 22, 2010 ] µ æ±Ω∏ ÄÖ∆ Ω£¿Í´ÇíÒ ó∂Í¿ˆﬂÒ Ü∏≤Í·¬úê≤ ÇÍÊíÇƒÇÒê≤ Ä¥Äî åÔîíÊπÚ∏¥î åÔîíé∆¬ùî ∞îπ 11-Ùé∆¬ü. James McCarthy/NNSL photos Samson Ell of Coral Harbour grimaces in pain after being taken down during the Inuit wrestling event on March 11. A wrestling style all their own ÇÄ¿Ö± ¥öÒéÒ ∂ò≈Ò Ω£¿Í´ÇíÒ éüπîéÖÒâÒ Öï¿Í´ú ÇÖ∏∂ÒãπÖ≤ Ü∆‡í´Çí´ú Ä¥Äî 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. kNKu W?9oxJ5, N[Z/su, m5y 22, 2010 ] µ 2010 Arctic Winter Games NuNavut NEWS/NORtH, Monday, March 22, 2010 9 Nunavut's medal winners Ç. Èá∏Ω∏ öêÔÒ ∂ÇŒÍ´ÇíÒ ê≤πﬂÒ ÖÒΩÍ´ú ¥öÒèî ÖÙéî ‚¿åÒé∆¬ùî ∞îπ 7-Ùé∆¬ü. 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 ÖÃ„›±´ÇíÒ πè› Ö¿·ÒíÒ ã∏≤ÒëÍ´ÇíÒ íòË∏∑ÒâÒ ÖÒΩÍ´ú ÖúΩõÀ´ú πﬂÈÍ´üî å∏í± ÖÙéî †¬´ú æƒúΩÇπÖËªÖÒêéú á∏ÙÖÒé∆¬ùî ∞îπ 12-Ùé∆¬ü. 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. 10 NuNavut NEWS/NORtH, Monday, March 22, 2010 2010 Arctic Winter Games kNKu W?9oxJ5, N[Z/su, m5y 22, 2010 ] µ 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. kNKu W?9oxJ5, N[Z/su, m5y 22, 2010 ] µ 2010 Arctic Winter Games NuNavut NEWS/NORtH, Monday, March 22, 2010 11 öÄ∆ Ç›ˆŒÒ öÚÒ˘≤Í´ÇíÒ πƒìµîíÄ¿éîéﬂÒ ÖÒΩÍ´ú ¥öÒèî ÖÙéî åøöîåé∆¬ùî ∞îπ 7-Ùé∆¬ü. 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 Arnold Juvenile co-ed 10 km dog mushing (5 dog) Bronze uluit Arngna'naaq, Coral Harbour; 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. 12 NuNavut NEWS/NORtH, Monday, March 22, 2010 2010 Arctic Winter Games kNKu W?9oxJ5, N[Z/su, m5y 22, 2010 ] µ The ìØø ¿·Ä ÄúáÖÍÀ¯´ÇíÒ ÖœÕÒπÀ∏∂ÒéíÇƒÇÒâÒ ¥∂‡ç ΩÄ±Øéˆ≤ú ØêÕÇ¿Òé∆¬ü ÇïÇÒíÒê´ ÇïÇúòî á∏ÙÖ›œÀÖÍ≤Ò ∞îπ 13-Ùé∆¬ü. 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 s0pE?5tQ5U 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 him. 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 team." '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- cial. "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 him. "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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