Many faces and tastes of the world

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The Embrace Life Council embraced numerous cultures from around the world in Cambridge Bay on June 30.

A Multicultural Day was held at the community hall. It attracted close to 100 people, who represented nine nations. The entertainment and food had an international flair as well.

“The different tastes were very delicious,” said Charles Zikalala, Kitikmeot program coordinator with the Embrace Life Council.

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From left, Cambridge Bay RCMP detachment commander Sgt. Jasber Dhillon; Charles Zikalala, Kitikmeot program coordinator with the Embrace Life Council; and Josh Doyle, assistant fire marshal, were present for the multicultural event organized by the Embrace Life Council on June 30.
photos courtesy of Charles Zikalala

 

From left, Makua Ezenyem and children, Uche Iwuji, Agnes Olowokere and Chidiebere Ezenyem engage in conversation during an Embrace Life Council Multicultural Day at the Cambridge Bay Community Hall on June 30. Nigeria, Ghana, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Trinidad, Korea, Mexico, USA, and Canada were all represented by various individuals.

 

Malachai Angulalik, of the Ekaluktutiak Drum Dancers, pounds out a beat while, seated from left, River Harvey, Elik Tologanak, Karen Kaomoayok, Sarah Jancke, Sam Anayoak and Aopak Angulalik look on.<div style=”clear:both;”>
Karen Kamaoyoak demonstrates Inuit drum dancing. The June 30 Multicultural Day at the Cambridge Bay Community Centre also featured African drum rhythms.