SPORTS CHECK: A night of awards in Iqaluit



The Recreation and Parks Association of Nunavut (RPAN) was busy in the capital earlier this month with education and awards on the agenda.

RPAN hosted its annual Recreation and Sport Leaders Conference from Oct. 19 to 21 with more than 75 people from around Nunavut and Nunavik expected to be in attendance to take part in workshops and discussions.

Oct. 20 was the big night, though, as the Recreation and Sport Awards banquet took place at the Frobisher Inn. A total of 13 awards were handed out in categories such as Male and Female Athlete of the Year, Team of the Year and Coach of the Year.

See the next edition of Nunavut News for the wrap-up of the weekend that was.


More honours for Jordin Tootoo


Nunavut’s favourite hockey son had a couple of evenings earlier this month where he was the guest of honour.

Jordin Tootoo returned to Brandon, Man., to take part in the opening face-off of the Brandon Wheat Kings home game against the Everett Silvertips on Oct. 19. He also took part in a meet-and-greet with fans during the first intermission.

The following evening, Tootoo was the guest of honour at Rexall Place in Edmonton as the Edmonton Oilers paid tribute to Tootoo’s contribution to Indigenous hockey and youth across the country.


Meeting of the minds

Kangiqliniq/Rankin Inlet

The Qavik Curling Club in Rankin Inlet is getting ready for its new season and the first order of business is its annual general meeting.

It’s happening at the club on Oct. 27 starting at 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting, which will include elections to the club’s board of directors. Several positions are open including president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer.

Previous articleRecreation leaders go to school
Next articleIN MY VIEW: Tread carefully with nepotism
After being a nomad around North America following my semi-debauched post-secondary days, I put down my roots in Yellowknife in 2006. I’ve been keeping this sports seat warm with NNSL for the better part of the last 10 years over two stints. I’m living the dream of everyone who said they would never get married and never have kids with the best wife you could ask for putting up with my crap for the past 11 years along with two daughters who are more beautiful than yours. Forever outnumbered when it comes to house choices, at least the dog has my back ... whenever I feed him. When you see sports happening, call the hotline at 867 766 8257.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here