AROUND KIVALLIQ: Start your engines for Pakallak

by Darrell Greer- May 11, 2018

Rankin Inlet/Kivalliq

Listed below are the names of the racers in the highly-anticipated Pakallak Tyme championship known as the Kivalliq Cross-Country Challenge.

This year’s event featured racing in three categories. Final results were not known as of press time.

Nanaouq Tanayuk is is lifted high on his machine after winning the 2017 Senior Division of the Kivalliq Cross-Country Challenge championship in Rankin Inlet. A total of 31 racers from across the Kivalliq are vying for the title this year, with Tanayuk returning to try and protect his crown. NNSL file photo

Senior Division:

  • Brandon Tatty
  • Qalujjaq Komaksiutiksak
  • Brandon Oolooyuk
  • Paul-John Issaluk
  • Keenan Eetuk
  • Jordan St John
  • Louie Sateana
  • KJ Putulik
  • Nathaniel Issaluk
  • Daniel Jr. Panika
  • Bobby Misheralak
  • Rock Kakkutinniq
  • Aaron Tartak
  • Randy Eecherk
  • Eric Adams
  • Tristan Dias
  • Nanaouq Tanayuk
  • Tyrese Dias
  • BJ Tanayuk
  • Brian Tanayuk
  • Timothy Panika
  • Darren Tanayuk
  • Quinton Karlik
  • Jarvis Towtongie
  • Leo Kaludjak
  • Kelvin Putulik
  • Nuvak Ippiak
  • Wager Tatty
  • Ross Tatty
  • Johnny Issaluk
  • Thor Ittinuar
  • Masters Division (35 and older):
  • Ross Tatty
  • Ricki Issaluk
  • Derek Zawadski
  • Johnny Issaluk
  • Arsene Karlik
  • Junior Kaludjak
  • Timothy Panika
  • Junior Division (18 and under)
  • Troy Makpah
  • Quinton Issaluk
  • Connor Camphaug
  • Brandon Tatty
  • Dion Tanayuk
  • Qasaluaq Kaludjak
  • Qalujjaq Komaksiutiksak

Derby time

Rankin Inlet

The dates of the Rankin Inlet fishing derbies have been released.

The trout fishing derby will be held from May 18-21, while the cod fishing derby will go May 25-27.

The prizes in both derbies are as follows.

  • 1: $10,000
  • 2: $7,000
  • 3: $5,000
  • 4: $4,000
  • 5: $3,000
  • 6: $2,000
  • 7: $1,000
  • 8: $500

Hamlet Day

Baker Lake

The community of Baker Lake held its annual Hamlet Day celebration on May 7. This year’s celebrations were expected to be among the largest yet in the community.

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