Nunatsiaq News
LETTERS: -none- August 13, 2004 - 3:09 pm

A fan of Polar Penny

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

As a former co-worker of Penny Cholmondeley in Vancouver, I followed her career path to Iqaluit and the adventures of “Polar Penny.”

Reading her blogs and photos on a semi-regular basis, it always sounded like an interesting and inviting place. Yes, even the skeleton of an old truck can be attractive to the artistic eye and open mind.

Regardless of the subject matter, her writings always made me feel like Nunavut was a place I’d want to visit — and for Nunavut Tourism, isn’t that kind of the whole idea?

Apparently I’m not alone in that either, as the article notes numerous positive e-mails from elsewhere in the world. Seems to me, anything that draws more tourism to the area should be commended, regardless of whether it’s an “official” channel or not.

Frankly, I think Nunavut Tourism shot themselves in the foot with this one.

Matt Ion
Burnaby, BC

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