View Full Version : Recreation in your community!

02-06-2013, 02:24 PM
During our visits to the 4 regions, and from the surveys that were completed a lot of comments were made around "Recreation". Do you have any recreation in your community?

If YES, what is the recreation you have, do you like what you have, what would you change.

If NO, what would you like to see added in your community.

02-20-2013, 02:13 PM
the recreation we have in Tuktoyaktuk is Hockey and we have the use of the school gym in the winter for basketball,soccer, and floor hockey, only drawback for the school is in the summer when the students are on summer break, then we arent able to use the gym..but we have softball during that time, but not everyone can afford gloves etc to participate. If i can change something i would try get more water based activities..such as kayaking,canoeing, other then that it seems to be well as far as i can tell!

02-21-2013, 10:09 PM
Within the community of Pangnirtung we have a strong self governing Youth Council who, with coordination through Making Connections ( a pilot program started up in 2007 established under the Hamlet) has had the chance to provide numerous workshops in clothing making, material prepping, land trips, hunting, community gatherings, along with presenting other opportunities to promote community development through the youth. Within the Youth Centre we also have a CAP site, providing computer and internet access to the community.

Making connections has been instrumental in our activities over the past years, The initiative helped establish a strong Youth council and numerous Youth Outreach jobs, which are all run and operated by youth themselves. The hamlet also has a recreations department responsible for community events, the arena and public skating. There is a pool, but it's not doing anything at the moment.

There is also alot of sports going on at the school gyms, and Arena, Hockey is strong within the community, volleyball and a bit of soccer as well, there is some basketball, but not really organized. Something we do a lot of is Kite Sailing, Paraskiing, over the past years we've had people within the community organizing a group (through youth and hamlet), providing them with training and recreational activities and opportunities to join in tournaments operated within the north. This week we have someone up here from www.mynewfoundland.ca to provide us with wilderness first aid and CPR training, and introduce us to different Kites from what we're used to (www.paraskiflex.com) Our goal, coming out of this, would be to have trained individuals who and a course program in which we can introduce and help build the capacity for other communities within the north.

There is lots of opportunity to develop upon Eco-tourism within the community, which for some is both a recreation and self employment opportunity.

Another thing to mention is during the summer, we have a nice group of university students to spend time with us, learn the culture and experience the land and people. They also host and participate in community activities while they're here. I've probably missed quite a bit and will be back to update some more.

Information on Making connections

Kite Sailing,Paraskiing


02-22-2013, 09:38 AM
Eric, what a great program this sounds like. It would be great to see this program in more of the communities in Nunatsiavut, Nunavik, Inuvialuit, and Nunavut.

I wonder if there is any other communities that offer this program? These are the activities that our youth need! I look forward to learning more.

02-22-2013, 04:22 PM
Yes, the kite sailing looks like some fun! That would be perfect in Tuktoyaktuk! sail around on the ocean!

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