Kangiqsujuaq Initiation Camp, May 2007

Montreal to Kangiqsujuaq, at birds-eye view

We landed in Kangiqsujuaq late on a Monday afternoon. This time, Marc Henry, a paraski racer and a Hydro-Quebec worker based in Valleyfield, and Remi Baril, a youth health program manager, have joined me to make of this camp a kick off for the coming spring season. Since the weather was nice and windy, we got to ride across Wakeham Bay to see the 20-foot ice wall formed at low tide. more pictures...

Local students are being taught by experienced local riders

On Wednesday, after meeting with the school teachers to organize the schedule for the week, the kids enjoyed the video presentation of last year initiation camp, in Wakeham. Then we organized the first initiation period for the secondary students with the equipment owned by the community. Most got to ride pretty well on the narrow space behind the coop with the wind blowing at around 25km/h. We ended up riding until dawn. Adamie did perform exceptionally well. On Thursday, Julie, Nadia, Shona and James's class got to learn the basic of sail handling. We could see that those initiated last spring had not lost their touch even if the wind was going up and down between 7 to 15km/h. more pictures...

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