More than 50 couples in Iglulik shared each other’s company and a delicious cut of meat at the community hall on Feb. 14.

The third annual Valentine’s steak dinner for couples in Iglulik was held at the community hall on Feb. 14. The meal was free.
photo courtesy of Jose Quezada

The municipality hosted its third annual Valentine’s steak dinner for couples, and there was no charge for the meal. Merlyn Recinos volunteered to be chef. The meal included baked potato, veggies, a Valentine’s cake, heart-shaped cheesecakes, chocolates and candies.
Prizes were given to the longest-lasting couple and best-dressed couple – Richard and Susan Amarualik won both of those categories – and to the newest couple, which went to Paul Satuqsi and Catherine Paniaq.
The night wrapped up with some slow dancing.
The hamlet hosts the event to promote healthy relationships in the community.

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Derek Neary has been reporting on developments in the North for 18 years. When he's not writing for Nunavut News, he's working on Northern News Services' special publications such as Opportunities North,...

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