Kimmirut Club News

 

Kimmirut Instructor camp

On our second visit to Kimmirut we have set the week with the objectives to train two instructors and start a local clubs.  Upon arrival, with Peter Qisiiq from Kangiqsujuaq as support instructor, we meet with Will Steger and teammates leaving for the second half of the Défi Qimualaniq 2008 dogsled race Iqaluit-Kimmirut-Iqaluit organized by l’Association des francophones du Nunavut. For Mr Steeger and teammates, the race was a final training camp before their expedition on Elsmere Island. To find out more about Global Warming and follow the Will Steger Expedition, check the links below.

Local kids rapidly took advantage of powerful afternoon winds to show their wind riding skills. Well coordinated with local teachers of the Qaqqalik School, we were able to train again some students in windy and snowy days. The new local club and instructors Billy Akavak and Noah Kootoo also received the attention of the journalist in town for the race. View pictures
News North, Karen Mackenzie Kite-skiing in Kimmirut 
Nunatsiaq News, John Thompson Kimmirut kids ride with the wind
Will Steger Foundation
Global-warming 101
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