Nunavik Kite Ski Paradise

                         
 

Will your community be part of the 2019 Arctic Wind Riders tour?

We are developing AWR 2019-Tour for remote northern communities of Canada where we will kick start kite-skiing activities from March 1st to May 15 2019.
A one week, on the land, activity program that is sure to raise many smiles in participating communities. The program is open to all Inuit communities and other native communities with large open space such as a frozen lake, icy bay, sea ice, snow-covered tundra or open fields.

 

The Arctic Wind Riders Program

Developed with sustainability in mind, this program targets northern community youth 13+ and young adults. It combines an adrenaline-filled, on the land activity with engaging recreational and competitive activities where sport is used as a vehicle for individual growth and freedom, with social and economic development opportunities. Since 2006, each winter & spring, the Arctic Wind Riders team is travelling to northern communities with existing clubs providing Kite-ski initiation camps and starting new local clubs in other communities. We develop a schedule for the whole week with local recreation coordinator and school principal.  If the wind conditions are good, we can train up to 100 people per community. Every time it creates a great happening in the community.

What’s it all about: Club start-up and initiation camp in Whale-Cove, kite-skiing on the land in Kangirsuk, Championship in Iqaluit.

Contact

Anurratuq Inuit Nunagani, General manager, Guy Laflamme, 514 233 6093 

igloolik youth on the land 

"Harnessing wind on the land empowers one to go places he never taught"


 

About Anurratuq Inuit Nunangani

Anurratuq Inuit Nunangani, in Inuktitut « The wind rises on the land of Inuit » A Non-profit organisation that creates new on the land opportunities for youth to link with their environment, tradition and culture in a healthy and natural way while creating new opportunities for themselves and for their community. 

 

About the Arctic Wind Riders program

The program provides youth and young adults expertise and ownership in kite skiing (Paraski). A unique new way for everyone to harness wind power in winter & spring to travel over snowy tundra, frozen bay, fjords and coastal sea ice.  A modern way to use wind power, to enjoy freedom on the land or travel for fishing or hunting in complete autonomy. The program includes community initiation camp, instructor training, a regional championship and local adventure-tourism opportunities. Since 2006, 23 communities of Nunavik and Nunavut have initiated local kite ski clubs.

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