AROUND KIVALLIQ: Change of uniform following biggest loser

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Rankin Inlet

Lifelong Toronto Maple Leafs fan Gabe Karlik of the Kivalliq Inuit Association (KIA) had to take it on the chin and wear a Montreal Canadiens sweater in Rankin Inlet this past week.

Karlik had bet Jean Kusugak that he could lose more weight than her in the biggest loser competition.

True blue Toronto Maple Leafs fan Gabe Karlik manages to smile as he dons a Montreal Canadiens sweater after losing a “biggest loser” bet to Jean Kusugak this past week in Rankin Inlet. photo courtesy Jeff Tulugak

When Kusugak proved herself to be the top loser Karlik had to risk further gains by swallowing his pride and donning the Habs jersey, much to the delight of his fellow KIA workers.

Festival time in Baker

Baker Lake

The annual Festival by the Lake took place in Baker Lake this past weekend from Aug. 24-26.

This year’s event offered something for everyone, including zip lines, water walking, face painting, a traditional talent showcase, Inuit games demonstrations, fireworks displays and an end-of-festival parade among many other fun-filled events.

League champs

Rankin Inlet

The Legionaries defeated the New Era three games to zip too capture the Rankin Inlet Co-ed Softball League championship in Rankin this past week.

Players of the champion Legionaries squad are Lee Kreelak, Kandace Graham, Chad Graham, Colton Graham, Donovan Akerolik, Hilary Tulugak, Craig Beardsall, Catherine Ayaruak, James Merritt, Carlo Issaluk, Addybelle Lindell and Amber Graham.

MUI grads

Rankin Inlet

Listed below are the Grade 12 students expected to receive their Grade 12 diploma as part of the Maani Ulujuk Ilinniarvik Class of 2018 in Rankin Inlet this past Saturday, Aug. 25.

  • Tia Adams
  • Germain Aliyak
  • Ada Angidlik
  • Heather Boucher
  • Lynda Curley
  • AJ Curley
  • Matthew Ford-Rogers
  • Inuujaq Ignerdjuk
  • Inukshuk Issaluk
  • Ian-John Kabluitok
  • Damian Kabvitok
  • Arthur Kadlak
  • Kyla Kent
  • Qalujjaq Komaksiutiksak
  • Scott Kowtak
  • Troy Makpah
  • Precious Maningas
  • Dodie Netser
  • Isabelle Nilaulak
  • Krista Nukapiak
  • Courtney Oolooyuk
  • Joan Panlican
  • Jayda Pilakapsi
  • Avaala Sabourin
  • Lana Sigurdson
  • Brenda Tagalik
  • J.L. Tagoona
  • Kimberly Tanuyak
  • Issaluk Tattuinee
  • Kristian Ugjuk
  • Dorothy Quinangnaq
  • Nathaniel Ymana