Monthly Archives: March 2010

Jamboree 2010: Sack race wipeout

Here’s a sequence of four pictures, showing a new resident of Invuik taking a spill on the ice.

He was in the lead of the sack race until he fell.


Muskrat Jamboree 2010: Cheers to all the king and queen contestants!

Every year, Inuvik chooses a King and Queen for its Muskrat Jamboree.

This year three couples competed to see who could raise the most money. Through luncheons, raffles, auctions etc, they raised more than $40,000!

Shown here are (from left) the winning couple Alfred Moses and Greta Sittichinli. To their right are 3rd place winners Roy Ipana Jr. and Trista Arey, as well as second-place winners Paul Grech and Sara Hatcher.

Thanks to all three couples! It’s really amazing to see how much hard work is put into organizing the jamboree

Muskrat Jamboree 2010: Dog sled racing

It’s the Muskrat Jamboree this weekend, which means nearly everyone in town is on the Mackenzie River watching events.

Very popular as always are the dog sled races. While the temperature is comparatively warm today at -13 celcius, you can see the dogs’ faces still freeze over.

A cold night outside Paulatuk, for American sport hunter and guides

This week, a potentially dangerous situation was resolved, without any injuries.

An American sport hunter and two local guides, who were looking for polar bear outside Paulatuk, NWT, got stranded after one of the men fell through the ice.

Luckily, they were carrying a satellite device, which tells people your coordinates.

You can read the story at CBC North.

New CBC slideshow: Ivvavik art show

A new soundslide has been posted on the CBC’s website. It shows a recent art show at the Northern Images gallery in Invuik, which is increasingly becoming a space for art shows and events.

Click the image or this link to see the soundslide. The art is from artists who have visited Ivvavik national park in the Yukon.

Making a snow shelter

Here’s a photo¬†I forgot to post last month: Roy Goose making a snow shelter using a snow knife.

As you can see, arctic snow can be cut into blocks.


Here is a picture taken by Roy Goose, which shows a red sun and some satellite dishes over a trailer building.