NEWS BRIEFS: Top students taken to TASK

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Baker Lake

Listed below are the 2018 outstanding students and their disciplines for the fifth annual Trades Awareness, Skills and Knowledge (TASK) Week at Jonah Amitnaaq Secondary School in Baker Lake this past month.

The TASK week initiative is a partnership between Agnico Eagle Mines, the Government of Nunavut, the territorial Department of Education and Nunavut Arctic College.

  • Hope Tookoome learns a little about becoming an electrician during the fifth annual Trades Awareness, Skills and Knowledge (TASK) Week at Jonah Amitnaaq Secondary School in Baker Lake from May 14 to 18. photo courtesy Karen Yip

    Plumbing – Moredcai Ukpatiku

  • Electrical – Hope Tookoome
  • Culinary Arts – Carla Rose Kaayak
  • Hairdressing – Hattie Amitnak
  • Welding – Sally Paungrat
  • Mechanics – David Martee

 

Little League to begin

Rankin Inlet

The team of Robert Karetak and Holly Mercer are in the process of forming a brand-new Little League program in Rankin Inlet.

The co-ed league is officially being named the 2018 Youth Fast Pitch Little League and is aimed at kids aged 11 to 13.

Equipment is being provided to the players in the league, but Karetak and Mercer are encouraging those kids who own their own baseball glove to use that glove in league play.

The duo are hoping to see teams play one or two games a week in the league, which will run for about six weeks beginning the middle of this month.

An exact date for the first game has yet to be announced.

 

Grad day in Chester

Chesterfield Inlet

Victor Sammurtok School tied its previous high of graduates when six Grade 12 students received their high school diplomas at the school on June 8 in Chesterfield Inlet.

A large number of friends and family members came out to help celebrate the achievement of the school’s Class of 2018, and a special prom ball was held in their honour.

 

Elder abuse awareness

Rankin Inlet

The Mental Health Division of Nunavut’s Department of Health will be holding an elder abuse awareness (Innavut Kangiq&niqmi) information session this coming Friday, June 15, at the old children’s group home (193-24 Inukshuk St.) in Rankin Inlet from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m.

Special guest speakers are expected to include an officer from the Rankin Inlet detachment of the RCMP, as well as community justice specialist Jessie Baxter.

The organizers will sharing country food, fruit, tea, coffee and juice with those who attend the session.

Games will also be played for prizes during the gathering.