Mary Walsh to judge Iqaluit comedy contest

By their sheer power to make the crowd and the judges laugh, one local comedian will win an all-expenses trip to the nation’s capital to take part in the 2018 Alterna Savings Crackup Comedy Festival finale. The festival raises funds and awareness for mental health, as well as supporting Canadian comedy, explained producer John Helmkay....
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Michele LeTourneau
Michele LeTourneau first arrived at NNSL's headquarters in Yellowknife in1998, with a BA honours in Theatre. For four years she documented the arts across the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Following a very short stint as a communications officer with the Government of the Northwest Territories, Michele spent a decade at a community-based environmental monitoring board in the mining industry, where she worked with Inuit, Chipewyan, Tlicho, Yellowknives Dene and Metis elders to help develop traditional knowledge and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit contributions for monitoring and management plans. She rejoined NNSL and moved to Iqaluit in May 2014 to write for Nunavut News. Michele has received a dozen awards for her work with NNSL.