AROUND KIVALLIQ: Successful memorial walk

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A large crowd came out for the fifth annual Tootoo Memorial Walk in memory of Terence Tootoo in Rankin Inlet on Aug. 28 in Rankin Inlet.

Levinia Brown delivers the opening prayer at the fifth annual Tootoo Memorial Walk as Tootoo family members Barney, back right from left, Jennifer and Jordin prepare for the walk in Rankin Inlet on Aug. 28. Darrell Greer/NNSL photo

For the complete story on the walk and Barney’s thoughts on why it’s so important to be held every year, please see the Sept. 12 edition of Kivalliq News.

 

Miss Teen Intercontinental

Rankin Inlet

Shanti Dias has returned to Rankin Inlet to take her Grade 11 studies at Maani Ulujuk Ilinniarvik after representing Nunavut and Canada at the recent Globe Productions Miss Teen Intercontinental in the Dominican Republic.

Dias was named the overall Miss Tourism Senior-Teen Intercontinental for 2018 at the event.

 

New scholarship announced

Kivalliq/Nunavut

Red River College (RRC) and Accutech Engineering Inc. announced a new scholarship for Nunavummiut students attending engineering technology programs at RRC this past week.

The annual $3,000 award will support one full-time student per year who has relocated to Winnipeg from Nunavut to pursue civil engineering technology, electrical engineering technology or mechanical engineering technology.

Many of the engineering programs will take place in the college’s new Skilled Trades and Technology Centre, which opened its doors to students this past month.

The new 104,000 square-foot facility features state-of-the-art equipment and learning spaces that focus on collaboration and applied-learning.

 

McKitrick joins Wolves

Coral Harbour

The Lakehead University Thunderwolves hockey team have announced the Kivalliq’s own Daniel McKitrick will be joining their line-up this fall.

McKitrick, from Coral Harbour, had an outstanding four-year career in junior A hockey in the Ontario, Saskatchewan and Manitoba junior hockey leagues, averaging just under a point a game during his final three years.

He had 41 points in 48 games for Saskatchewan’s Humboldt Broncos in 2015-16, and followed that up with 53 points in 54 games split between Humboldt and Ontario’s Cobourg Cougars the following season.

A champion at the regional and national levels, McKitrick played his final year of junior in Manitoba this past year with both the Portage Terriers and Steinbach Pistons, racking-up 51 points in 56 contests.

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