Canada Day photo feature

by Michele LeTourneau- July 9, 2018

Across the territory, communities participated in a variety of events to celebrate Canada Day.

Residents gathered for barbecues, cake and bike decorating contests, and other festivities.

In Pond Inlet, the weather was windy and sunny, but beautiful.

“Some kids decorated their bikes, there were foot races, juggling, homemade toy boat races, throwing rocks at rock stacks, hot dogs at a Mountie barbecue, fashion show, lots of laughs, too.” said Milcah Mekai Popoff.

ᓄᓇᕗᓕᒫᒥ, ᓄᓇᓕᐅᔪᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᕗᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᙱᕈᓘᔭᖅᑐᓂ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓲᑎᖃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᐅᓪᓗᖓᓂ. ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑎᐅᔪᑦ ᑲᑎᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐹᐱᑭᐅᓄᑦ, ᑲᐃᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐸᐃᓯᑰᓂ ᐱᐅᓴᐃᓂᐅᔪᓂ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒍᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ.

ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᖕᒥ, ᓯᓚᖓ ᐊᓄᕌᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᓯᑭᓐᓂᖅᖢᓂ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᑲᔾᔮᕐᓇᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ.

“ᐃᓚᒋᑦ ᓄᑕᕋᐃᑦ ᐱᐅᓴᐃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐸᐃᓯᑰᒥᓂᑦ, ᐅᓪᓚᐅᔾᔪᐊᖅᑐᖃᖅᖢᓂ, ᐃᓪᓗᑭᓵᖅᑐᓂ, ᓴᓇᐅᒐᓂ ᐅᒥᐊᙳᐊᓂ ᓱᒃᑲᓴᐅᑎᓂᐅᔪᓂ, ᓇᑲᑕᖅᑐᓂ, ᐅᓲᔮᖅᑐᓂ ᐸᓖᓯᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐸᐱᑭᐅᖅᑐᓄᑦ, ᐊᓐᓄᕌᑦᑎᐊᕙᖕᓂ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᐃᒡᓚᕐᔪᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂᓪᓗᑦᑕᐅᖅ” ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᒥᐊᓪᑲ ᒦᑲᐃ ᐹᐸᑉ.

Casey Lessard/NNSL photo
ᐅᓇᑕᖅᑐᒃᓴᙳᐊᖅ ᓯᐅᓪᕕᐊ ᐅᑦᑐᕿ ᐊᑕᐅᑦᑎᒃᑰᖃᑕᐅᕗᖅ 795 ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᖃᖓᑕᓲᓄᑦ ᐅᓇᑕᖅᑐᒃᓴᙳᐊᓂᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᐅᓪᓗᖓᓂ ᓴᖅᑭᔮᖅᑎᑕᐅᔪᓂ. Cadet Sylvia Ottokie marches with the 795 Iqaluit Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets in the Canada Day parade.

 

photo courtesy Liza Appaqaq
ᕕᕕᐊᓐ ᐊᑉᐸᖃᖅ ᓴᓂᑭᓗᐊᕐᒥᐅᑕᖅ, ᑕᖅᑭᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᒥ 8-ᓂ ᔪᓚᐃ 8-ᒥ, ᖁᕕᐊᓱᖃᑕᐅᕗᖅ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᖓᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᐅᓪᓗᖓᓂ ᐊᓐᓄᕌᖅᓯᒪᑦᑎᐊᖅᖢᓂ, ᐊᑐᖅᖢᓂ ᐊᓐᓄᕌᑯᓗᖕᒥ ᐅᖃᖅᓯᒪᔪᒥ “ᑲᓇᑕ, ᐊᐃ?”   Vivian Appaqaq of Sanikiluaq, who turns 7-months-old on July 8, celebrates her first Canada Day in style, wearing a little outfit saying “Canada, eh?”

 

Casey Lessard/NNSL photo
ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᔪᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᕕᓕᐲᓅᔪᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᕗᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᓇᒡᓕᒋᓂᖓᓐᓄᑦ. ᓴᐅᒥᖕᒥ, ᕙᓂᔅ ᑲᓯᐊᖕ, ᒥᓕᓯᐊ ᐃᓕᓴᒐ, ᐊᔨᓐ ᐊᑎᐊᓐᓴ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᐋᐱᒐᐃᓕ ᐊᑎᐊᓐᓴ ᐃᑭᒪᑎᑕᐅᕗᑦ ᒪᕆᓯᐅᓪ ᐋᐳᓈᑎ ᐊᖁᖦᖢᓂ.
Members of Iqaluit’s Filipino community showed their love for Canada. From left, Vanessa Casiong, Melicia Elizaga, Ayen Atienza, and Abigail Atienza were driven by Maricel Abernathy.

 

Casey Lessard/NNSL photo
ᒥᐊᕆ ᒥᑦᓯᒪ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᒥ ᐸᐅᑎᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᕙᑎᓕᕆᔨ.ᒃᑯᑦ ᐳᒃᑕᓛᕈᑎᖓᓐᓂ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖃᕐᕕᖕᒥ. Mary Mitsima rows a boat on the Department of Environment float in the capital.

 

photo courtesy Naujaat Co-op
ᒧᐊᒐᓐ ᑐᒃᑐᕐᔪᒃ, ᓴᐅᒥᖓᓂ, ᔪᓕᐊ ᐱᓄᐊ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᕐᓇᑎ ᐅᑕᒃ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒍᑎᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᐹᐱᑭᐅᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᒥ ᓇᐅᔮᓂ ᑯᐊᐸᒃᑯᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᕼᐋᒻᓚᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᓇᐅᔮᓂ.  Morgan Tuktudjuk, left, Julia Benoit, Bernadette Uttak celebrate at the barbecue put on by the Naujaat Co-op and the Hamlet of Naujaat.

 

photo courtesy Annie Iqaluk Jr
ᐋᓂ ᐃᖃᓗᒃ ᓄᑲᖅᖠᖅ ᐱᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐸᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ $100-ᒥ ᓴᓂᑭᓗᐊᑉ ᑲᐃᒃᒥ ᑕᖅᓯᖅᓱᐃᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ 7-ᓂ ᓵᓚᖃᕈᓱᐊᖅᑐᓄᑦ.   Annie Iqaluk Jr took first place and $100 in Sanikiluaq’s cake decorating contest in a field of seven entrants.

 

photo courtesy Harry Dialla
ᑐᕆᔅᑎᓐ ᔭᕗᕆ ᑎᐊᓚ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐸᐅᕗᖅ ᓱᒃᑲᓴᐅᑎᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓱᕈᓯᕐᓄᑦ 6 ᑐᖔᓃᑦᑐᓄᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᐅᓪᓗᖓᓂ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐸᖕᓂᖅᑑᒥ.  Tristan Geoffery Dialla takes first place in a race for children under 6 during Canada Day activities in Pangnirtung.

 

Michele LeTourneau/NNSL photo
ᔅᐹᑭ ᐃᑭᒪᑎᑕᐅᕗᖅ ᖃᑦᑎᕆᔨᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᔮᓐ ᐸᓇᑦ, ᓴᐅᒥᖓᓐᓂ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᔭᓯ ᓚᐸᓛᓐᑦ-ᒍᕋᐃᔭᒻᒥ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᐅᓪᓗᖓᓂ ᓴᖅᑭᔮᖅᑎᑕᐅᔪᓂᑦ.  Sparky gets a ride from firefighters Jon Bennett, left, and Jesse Laplante-Graham at Iqaluit’s Canada Day Parade.

 

Michele LeTourneau/NNSL photo
ᐃᖃᓗᐃᖕᓂ ᒪᐃᔭᒋᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᒫᑕᓕᓐ ᕋᑦᕘᓐ ᐃᑭᒪᕗᖅ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐳᒃᑕᓛᕐᓂᕆᔭᖓᓂ.   Iqaluit Mayor Madeleine Redfern grabs a ride on the Canadian North float.

 

photo courtesy Karla McIntosh
ᓕᓕ-ᔪᐊᐃᔅ ᒫᑭᓐᑖᔅ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᕗᖅ ᐸᖕᓂᖅᑑᒥ ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᐅᓪᓗᖓᓂ ᐸᐃᓯᑰᒥ-ᐱᐅᓴᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓵᓚᖃᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ.   Lily-Joyce McIntosh participates in Pangnirtung’s Canada Day bike-decorating contest.

 

Michele LeTourneau/NNSL photo
ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐸᓖᓯᒃᑯᑦ ‘V’ ᐊᕕᒃᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᐸᓖᓯᓄᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐅᓇᑕᖅᑐᒃᓴᑦ ᑲᑎᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᑕᐅᑦᑎᒃᑰᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓴᖅᑭᔮᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ. ᒪᓕᖕᓂᖃᙱᑦᑐᒥ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᖅᓯᒪᓂᖏᓐᓂ: ᐃᓐᓯᐸᒃᑐ ᒫᒃ ᑯᕋᐅᑐᕐ, ᓵᔾᔭᓐᑦ ᑯᕆᔅ ᓯᒥᑦ, ᓵᔾᔭᓐᑦ ᐋᓐᑐᕋᐃ ᑐᕚᓪ, ᓵᔾᔭᓐᑦ ᑏᐋᓐ ᐋᓕᓐ, ᑯᐊᐳᕈᓪ ᑎᐊᕆᒃ ᐳᔪᐊᒃᓚᓐ, ᑳᓐᔅᑕᐳᓪ ᓵᓐ ᕼᐃᔾᔭᓐ, ᑳᓐᔅᑕᐳᓪ ᐋᑕᒻ ᑎᐅᓪ, ᑳᓐᔅᑕᐳᓪ ᑕᐃᕕᑦ ᕼᐃᐅᐳᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑳᓐᔅᑕᐳᓪ ᔭᐃᓴᓐ ᓂᑯᓪ, ᑳᑉᑕᓐ ᐱᐊᓐ ᓕᕙᐃᓕ, ᐅᐊᕋᓐᑦ ᐋᕕᓱᕐ ᔮᓐ ᓘᒐᓐᒥ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᒫᔅᑐᕐ ᓰᒪᓐ ᕌᓄᑦ ᓯᑏᕙᓐᓴᓐᒥ.  The RCMP’s V Division Iqaluit detachment and the Canadian Forces joined to march in the parade. In no particular order: Insp. Mark Crowther, Sgt. Chris Smith, Sgt. Andre Duval, Sgt. Dion Allen, Cpl. Derek Bjorklund, Cst. Shawn Hygen, Cst. Adam Dell, Cst. David Hubert and Cst. Jason Nikkel, with Capt. Ben Leveille, WO. John Logan, and MS. Ronald Stevenson

 

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