AROUND KIVALLIQ: Fishing derby season

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Fishing derby season is about to swim its way across the Kivalliq region and Arviat has announced its annual Trout and Pike Derby has been set for this upcoming month from May 3 to 5.

Debbie Baker proudly displays her awesome catch that measured-out at 43 1/16 inches during the Rankin Inlet Trout Derby in Rankin from May 18-21, 2018. photo courtesy of Pamela Pilakapsi
Debbie Baker proudly displays her awesome catch that measured-out at 43 1/16 inches during the Rankin Inlet Trout Derby in Rankin from May 18-21, 2018. photo courtesy of Pamela Pilakapsi

The top 10 prize monies up for grabs to the most successful fisher in each category of pike and trout are identical this year, with first place winning $5,000, fourth place $4,000, third place $3,000, second place $2,000 and fifth place $1,000.

The sixth-place finisher earns $750, seventh $500, eighth $400, ninth $300 and tenth $250.

Skills grads – Baker Lake

A ceremony will be held at the Baker Lake Community Hall on April 24, beginning at 1:30 p.m., to recognize the efforts of the six students who graduated from the recent ABE Essential Skills program in Baker.

The six students who successfully completed the training program are:

Angel Aksawnee

Larissa Aksawnee

Tina Mikkungwak

Charlene Parker

Tanya Taipana

Emma Quinangnaq

Manitoba Cup – Arviat

Listed below are the players comprising the Arviat Arctic Connections senior men’s hockey team which represented the Kivalliq at the 2019 Manitoba Cup this past weekend in Winnipeg Man.

Final results from the event were now known as of press time. from April 12 to 14.

Team Arviat AC:

Douglas Ollie
Panniuq Karetak
Terrance McLean
Garry Kuksuk Jr.
Tyler Tattuinee
Amauyak Lindell
Robert Karetak
Charlie Karetak
Nap Karetak
JC Ollie
Alfred Voisey
Rodney Taparti
Richard Little
Gleason Uppahuak
Jordan St. John
Kyle Ettawacappo
Dustin Easter

Pakallak Tyme – Rankin Inlet

The hamlet of Rankin Inlet has tentatively set May 1 to 6 as the dates for the community’s upcoming annual spring festival, Pakallak Tyme.

The hamlet was scheduled to hold another volunteer-community groups meeting on April 16 to continue planning and organizing the event.